602 N. 6th Street
Garden City, KS 67846
You Are Not Alone
Many people do not realize the resources their local hospice has available when it comes to grief support.
Hospice professionals have special training in grief counseling and supportive companioning, and we offer these services to the communities we serve.
St. Catherine Hospice offers grief education, support groups, special memorial services and an annual bereavement family retreat called Comfort Zone in addition to our resource library.
We welcome you to visit us at our main office at 602 N. 6th Street in Garden City, Kansas or call us at 800-281-4077 or 620-272-2519 for a complete listing of grief support offerings.
Special occasions and significant dates are difficult for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. Rather than being times of family togetherness, sharing and thanksgiving, holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loss and emptiness.
Since love does not end with death special occasions and holidays may result in a renewed sense of personal grief - a feeling of loss unlike that experienced in the routine of daily living. Society encourages you to join in the celebratory spirit, but all around you the sounds, sights and smells trigger memories of the one you love who has died.
No simple guidelines exist that will take away the hurt you are feeling. We hope, however, the following suggestions from Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. will help you better cope with your grief. Remember that by being tolerant and compassionate with yourself, you will continue to heal in your personal grief experience.