Events

Grief Support Groups

Joining a support group can be a helpful tool and comforting environment in order to process your grief with others who have also experienced a death. For more information, please see (below). All interested parties must first schedule an intake session before attending a group.

Call for current group scheduling dates.

Rifle group: 4:00pm to 5:30pm Tuesday afternoons.
Rifle Public Library – 207 East Avenue, 81650 Rifle, CO

Glenwood Springs: 12:00pm‐1:30pm Wednesday
US Bank – 1901 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Eagle: 5:30-7:00pm Wednesday
Eagle Public Library – 600 Broadway, Eagle, CO 81631

Please Contact Kristen M. Finneran, LPC and Director of Grief and Bereavement Services (970) 456-3483 or email at kfinneran@hchotv.org

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Volunteer “Table Talks”

Volunteers are invited to join together to share conversation, a brown-bag lunch or snacks with one another to share in a safe environment and any questions that come up in Hospice volunteer assignments. This is also a volunteer “in-service” opportunity to get more education/information. Oftentimes, a staff member or members will attend to answer questions and present on topics. For 2016, we will be having Table Talks every other month and alternating on Thursdays at noon (BYO Bag Lunch) or on Saturdays at 2pm, each lasting for about 90 minutes.

Saturday May 21st 2-3:30 pm in the U.S. Bank Community Room

Thursday, July 14th Noon-1:30 in the U.S. Bank Community Room (BYO Lunch)

Saturday, September 17th, 2-3:30 pm in the U.S. Bank Community Room (BYO Lunch)

Thursday, November 17th, Noon-1:30 in the U.S. Bank Community Room (BYO Lunch)

Hospice Volunteer Training

Those who would like to be of comfort to those with a terminal illness, including military veterans, are encouraged to apply. Seating is limited; please reserve your spot.

Training topics will include dispelling hospice myths, how to be a good listener, care and comfort measures, guidelines for spiritual care, family systems, and understanding grief and bereavement.

“Volunteers in hospice represent the safest of all the disciplines. They are there with absolutely no agenda other than comfort. The presence of volunteers at the bedsides of our patients is one of the most beautiful things to witness because there’s an aura of love that permeates everything. They are the true backbone of the mission of hospice care.”   S. Jeung

If you have an interest in attending these classes, or have any other questions, please email Marti at the Glenwood Springs office at mbarbour@hchotv.org or go to the Hospice of the Valley website to register online by clicking on the Contact tab of www.hchotv.org. Phone calls may also be taken at 970-930-6020.

Volunteer Training at Glenwood Springs Public Library, 815 Cooper Ave, Glenwood Springs:

  • Sunday, June 12 1-5pm; Tuesday & Thursday, June 14 & 16, 6pm-9pm, concluding on Saturday June 18, 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday, September 27th & 29th 6pm-9pm & Saturday October 1st, 10am-5pm and concluding on Tuesday, October 4th 6pm-9pm