New Hope for the Holidays

(Community Event Provides Grieving Families Specific Strategies for Managing the Holidays)

New Hope Grief Support Community, on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., will be hosting a grief workshop: New Hope for the Holidays: A Conversation About Grief. This free community event will take place at Parkcrest Church inside the Center venue located at 5950 Parkcrest Street Long Beach, CA 90808. The evening will include an inspirational speaker, a panel discussion, and a candle lighting ceremony honoring our loved ones who have died. We are grateful to have on our panel Marci Pecora, Nekaya Carter and Blair Cohn, Executive Director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association; each will be sharing about their experiences with death, grief and the holidays. Refreshments will be provided and each attendee will receive a free resource guide for grieving during the holidays.

For those who have experienced a death of a loved one, the holidays can heighten the feelings of anxiety, sadness, longing, loneliness, guilt, and even anger.  Activities that are meant to bring families together can be strained and difficult, but there are ways to cope with these challenges and make the time enjoyable. This community event will help you pay attention to what matters in the holiday season. Attendees will learn specific strategies for managing the activities and emotions that come along during this time of year. You will leave renewed and ready to reclaim the holidays.

The holiday season is already stressful for many people; for those who are grieving the death of a loved one it can be even more challenging,” said David Leonard, Executive Director of New Hope Grief Support Community. “Grieving families need to have a plan for the holidays, New Hope wants to provide support in a safe environment and provide the proper tools to help them make their holidays a little more comfortable – this event provides that opportunity.”

This FREE community event will help you, your family and your friends once again pay attention to what matters in the holiday season. You will learn specific strategies for managing the activities and emotions that come along with this time of year.  You will leave renewed ready to reclaim the holidays.The event is open to anyone in the community who has experienced the death of a loved one, and those who are supporting grieving family or friends. The event is intended for adults so no children please.

The event is free to attend and space is limited, please be sure to register online or call (562) 429-0075 extension 2.