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Hearts of Hope (Evening Meeting)

Hearts of Hope is an ongoing open grief support group for any adult who is grieving the death of a loved one. This group meets every month routinely on the following days: 1st and 3rd Mondays (daytime, 10:30 AM - 12 Noon), as well as 2nd and 4th Thursdays (evening, 5:30 PM - 7 PM). For more information, please call our office at 301-791-6360 or email Maria Reed at mdreed@hospiceofwc.org. PLEASE NOTE: Hearts of Hope (Evening Meeting) will not meet Thanksgiving Day (November 28th).

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Volunteer Orientation

At the Hospice of Washington County, we are immensely grateful for the time and effort our volunteers put in to help our patients and their families. Volunteers play an important role in quality end-of-life care for patients dealing with a terminal illness. Please check back as dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances, thank you. Each volunteer orientation will cover the following:

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Family Grief Mindfulness Walks

This program is a NEW opportunity for grieving families to connect with other grieving families. Like walking along a path in the outdoors, grief is a journey taken one step at a time.  HWC welcomes you to join us on May 20th, June 24th, July 29th, and August 19th at the Hagerstown YMCA to participate in helping you to put one foot in front of the other, literally and figuratively, allowing nature to connect and ground you to the present—as you remember, feel, and grieve.

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Soaring Doves Teen Program

The Hospice of Washington County bereavement department will be hosting a Soaring Doves Teen Program in partnership with the Hagerstown YMCA. Though experiencing a death can be a life-changing event for anyone, adolescence is a crucial period of development. Our Teen Program is designed to meet the unique needs of those 13-18 years of age who have experienced the death of a loved one. 

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Hearts of Hope (Morning Meeting)

Hearts of Hope is an ongoing open grief support group for any adult who is grieving the death of a loved one. This group meets every month routinely on the following days: 1st and 3rd Mondays (daytime, 10:30 AM - 12 Noon), as well as 2nd and 4th Thursdays (evening, 5:30 PM - 7 PM). For more information, please call our office at 301-791-6360 or email Maria Reed at mdreed@hospiceofwc.org. PLEASE NOTE: Hearts of Hope (Morning Meeting) will not meet January 1st or September 2nd, 2024.

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Cherished Memories: Helping Children & Families Cope with the Death of a Loved One

Children and families who have experienced the death of a loved one or friend are invited to attend this event. This free support event will include story time, crafts, and resources on coping with the death of a loved one. Hosted in partnership with Washington County Free Library. Three days scheduled for 2024: May 17th, June 14th, and July 5th. Event will be held in the Children's Department (Story Room). 

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Stepping Stones: An Introduction to Grief Support for Bereaved Adults

Taking the first steps into grief support after the loss of a loved one can be very difficult. Stepping Stones is intended to serve as an introductory to grief support services for adults who have experienced recent loss. The purpose of this program is to provide education and resources related to the grieving process & connect with others who have experienced a recent loss. We invite you to take the first step into grief support with Stepping Stones to learn, connect, & share with...

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Adult Social Brunch

The Social Brunch is an opportunity for adults to informally socialize and dine with others who understand and respect your grief journey. Social Brunch gatherings will be offered at a local restaurant 1x/month on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11 AM - 12:30 PM. Please RSVP by calling Hospice of Washington County Bereavement team at: 301-791-6360, or emailing Mary Diehl at: mdiehl44@aol.com.

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Loss of Child Grief Support Group (Adults)

Hospice of Washington County Bereavement Care Department is continuing their support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child. This program is run by Stephanie one time a month on the second Monday of each month starting in January from 3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. This group will meet at the HWC Main Office in the Conference Room.  Adults who have experienced a loss of child are invited to come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through shared experience.

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Hearts of Hope (Evening Meeting)

Hearts of Hope is an ongoing open grief support group for any adult who is grieving the death of a loved one. This group meets every month routinely on the following days: 1st and 3rd Mondays (daytime, 10:30 AM - 12 Noon), as well as 2nd and 4th Thursdays (evening, 5:30 PM - 7 PM). For more information, please call our office at 301-791-6360 or email Maria Reed at mdreed@hospiceofwc.org. PLEASE NOTE: Hearts of Hope (Evening Meeting) will not meet Thanksgiving Day (November 28th).

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