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Aubrie Hills, MA, LCSW, CT; Social Worker & Bereavement Coordinator, Hospice of the South Shore

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South Shore Health System Supports Survivors of Early Adulthood Loss

When you envision a grief support group, what do you see?

If you are like most people, you may picture a scene from a TV show or movie, with chairs arranged in a circle and older, widowed adults blowing their noses. Certainly, there is a kind of nuance to the placement of chairs and tissue boxes that many support groups share. However, we recognize that grief occurs in all ages and stages of life, and it is not just older adults that are in need of support after a loss.

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Topics: Caregiving

How to Support Children through the Grief Process

When a family experiences loss, many parents struggle to help kids with their grief. But it’s truly the child’s own network of trusted adults who will best help the child to process a death.

That can be an overwhelming task for adults who are also struggling to work through their own grief. But as the Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of the South Shore, I’ve seen many families successfully support their youngest members after a loss.

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Topics: Children's Health, Home Care

Three Common Myths about Grief

Unfortunately, all of us will grieve the loss of a loved one at some point in our lives. Despite the fact that loss is a universal experience, grief is something that most of our society is uncomfortable engaging, allowing myths to flourish. From the “stages of grief” to wondering why someone isn’t “acting sad” after a death, these myths are part of our culture, and can make it hard for those who are grieving to feel understood and supported.

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Topics: Seniors & Aging, Caregiving, Home Care

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