Events

November

The Conversation Project

The bridge between a good death or a hard one ~ Let’s talk!

60% of people say that making sure their family is not burdened by tough decisions is ‘extremely important’ and yet 56% have not communicated their end-of-life wishes. One conversation can make all the difference.
This is an engagement campaign to get everyone’s end-of-life wishes expressed and respected. The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. It is a place to start. It is an opportunity for you to explore your own feelings about your life and learn about your loved ones.
Join us for a guided conversation about how to talk with loved ones about what matters most in your life.
RSVP: Hospice of the Valley ~ 970-927-6650
Thursday November 13th at the Glenwood Springs Library from 10AM-Noon

Monday, November 17th at the Rifle Public Library from 10AM-Noon.

Tuesday November 18th at the Glenwood Springs Library 5-7 PM

Wednesday November 19th at the Rifle Public Library 5-7 PM

December

Trees of Hospice

When people come together around a shared experience such as loss, the result can be magic. These events are offered as a way for hearts to collectively gather with no purpose other than to heal through remembering. When we remember, we reconnect. When we reconnect, we are strengthened. In you have experienced loss in your life, please join us for one of these evenings of remembrance and give yourself the gift of this strengthening love.

Time to Remember a Loved One…Please join us for the annual Trees of Hospice events this December. For over 20 years, this event has given our communities a unique way to celebrate and remember the lives of friends and family. This year we will host ceremonies in five locations throughout the Roaring Fork, Eagle and Colorado River Valleys.

Those who wish to make a donation in remembrance of their loved ones will receive a handcrafted ornament as a keepsake. We will also read the name(s) of those you wish to honor at the location(s) you designate as a light the Trees of Hospice in their memory. Simply call the office to make your donation.

Please Join Us

December 2 – Viceroy Snowmass, Snowmass Village, 5:30pm
December 3 – Colorado Mountain College, Edwards, 6:00pm
December 4 – Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Springs, 5:30pm
December 8 – The Little Nell, Aspen, 5:30pm
December 11 – Grand River Hospital, Rifle, 5:30pm

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served at a reception that follows each event.

Ongoing

The Grief Recovery Method and Outreach Program

ROARING FORK VALLEY:

 

VAIL VALLEY:

Date: 2015 grief classes in the Edwards area are offered 4 times a year, please call our Edwards office at 970-569-7455 to find out when the next one is. Groups are starting in January, February and August of 2015. Summer classes are not yet scheduled, minimum class size required of 6 people.  2015 classes in the Roaring Fork Valley begin January 8 and March 31.  Classes are 9 weeks.

Vail Valley Location: Edwards Interfaith Chapel, 32138 US Highway 6 in Edwards, CO.

Roaring Fork Valley Location: Jennifer Bouchet, office 970-927-6650 email jbouchet@hchotv.org

Cost: $60

Description:  This program provides action steps to take for moving beyond death, divorce, and other losses.  People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. This Grief Recovery Outreach Program not only makes that possible, but it provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens.

Contact: Jennifer Bouchet (Roaring Fork Valley) or Celynn McClarrinon (Vail Valley), LSW, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist will guide the class.

The Grief Recovery Outreach Program is an action program to help people move beyond death, divorce and other losses.

A quote about the program from a participant:

“I found the program extremely helpful, and I was resistant as I didn’t feel I needed it. It allows a person to express his/her loss in a safe, confidential environment that assists in understanding and working through grief that manifests itself in many ways. I recommend it to anyone who has experienced a loss, as it will make a difference in how they work through the grief surrounding that loss.” – Marka

Email: cmcclarrinon@hchotv.org or jbouchet@hchotv.org

Vail Valley Office: 970-569-7455  Roaring Fork Office: 970-927-6650  Celynn’s Cell Phone: 970-376-8248