Talbot Hospice Support Groups
November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
If you’re grieving the death of a loved one, Talbot Hospice can help. Talbot Hospice offers a variety of grief and caregiver support groups that are free of charge and open to the public. All sessions are held at Talbot Hospice, located at 586 Cynwood Drive in Easton. For more information, or to register, contact Becky DeMattia at 410-822-6681 or email@example.com, unless otherwise noted.
Pet Loss Support Group
November 1 • 6-7 p.m.
This ongoing monthly support group, hosted by Talbot Hospice and Talbot Humane, is for anyone grieving the death of a beloved pet. Meets every first Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Linda Elzey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Talbot Humane at 410-822-0107.
Caregivers Support Group
November 1, 8, 15, 29 • 1-2:15 p.m.
This ongoing weekly support group is for caregivers who are taking care of a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Meets every Thursday at 1 p.m. No session on 11/22, Thanksgiving Day.
Navigating the Holidays in the Midst of Grief
November 2 • 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This grief workshop will offer coping strategies, ideas, suggestions, and grief education on how to navigate the holidays which can be challenging, especially during the first year after the death of a loved one.
Healing Through Yoga
November 6, 13, 20, 27 • 9-10 a.m.
This new complementary therapy guides participants through mindfulness and poses that direct healing in positive ways. Participants will learn empowering techniques to cope with grief and honor their loss. Led by Leslie Ornoff, RYT. No previous yoga experience necessary. Yoga mats will be provided, and walk-ins are welcome.
Advance Healthcare Planning
November 13 • 11 a.m.
Talbot Hospice staff and trained volunteers will help you understand your options for advance healthcare planning and complete your advance directive paperwork including the Five Wishes. Offered every second Tuesday of the month.
Child Loss Support Group
November 21 • 6:30 p.m.
This ongoing monthly support group is for anyone grieving the death of a child of any age. Sessions are held the third Wednesday of each month.
Monthly Grief Support Group
November 27 • 5-6:30 p.m.
This ongoing monthly support group is for anyone in the community who is grieving the death of a loved one, regardless of whether or not they were served by Talbot Hospice. Meets every fourth Tuesday of the month.
Healing Through Yoga at Talbot Hospice
A new class featuring yoga as a healing therapy will be offered weekly at Talbot Hospice. “Healing Through Yoga” will be led by Leslie Orndoff, RYT, and will meet every Tuesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at 586 Cynwood Drive in Easton. The class includes gentle opening and stretching for individuals of all levels. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Yoga mats will be provided, and walk-ins are welcome. There is no charge for this or any grief support group offered by Talbot Hospice.
“This new complementary therapy is a wonderful adjunct to our vast grief and support services, offering more options for our families to find the support tailored to their needs,” said Executive Director Vivian Dodge.
Instructor Leslie Orndoff is a mother of three, a writer, and a former fitness instructor. She found yoga five years ago and soon realized how much it enhanced her already strict fitness regime. She also felt its profound effect on not only her physical, but also her mental well-being. Because of its deep effect on her she sought to obtain her 200-hour certification so she could help people improve and enhance their lives through the practice of yoga. She learned the Iyengar style of yoga and, through its emphasis on proper alignment, incorporates the other limbs of yoga into her practice and teaching.
Talbot Hospice Bereavement Coordinator Becky DeMattia describes the class as therapeutic, guiding participants through mindfulness and poses that direct healing in positive ways. Participants will learn empowering techniques to cope with their grief and honor their loss. “Everyone has a different journey with grief, and we are pleased to be able to offer yet another tool for processing and healing,” said Becky.
For more information about “Healing Through Yoga” contact Talbot Hospice at 410-822-6681. For a full list of grief and caregiver support groups visit TalbotHospice.org.