Grief Programs & Events

Hospice Sabbath
On Sunday, November 15, 2020, Hospice of Davidson County will observe Hospice Sabbath in collaboration with places of worship across the community.

Hospice Sabbath, held during National Hospice Month, is a time for recognizing those who have passed, and their caregivers. A white rose is used to symbolize everlasting love, peaceful transitions, and a focus on living a meaningful life. If you are worshiping in-person, consider placing one in your sanctuary.

Useful Tools

There is not an “official” Hospice Sabbath service, but there are plenty of options for you to integrate Time of Remembrance into your services, whether they are in-person services, online, or both.

  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has created assorted readings, prayers, and songs that provide an excellent template for a Hospice Sabbath program. Click here to view this program.
  • Click here to download church bulletin inserts you can print.
  • Feel free to share this video with your congregation on your website or social media channels: Hospice Sabbath Video.

If you have questions or need more information, please email us by clicking here.

Grieving in a Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we work, how we live, and especially how we grieve. We can change some things, like how we shop, or how we engage others face-to-face through social distancing. But grief doesn’t change. If you’ve recently lost a loved one, you well know that the grief you’re facing is real, and nothing about COVID-19 is changing that. Click here to learn about resources we’re putting online to help.

Grief Events
To learn more about our schedule for Grief Events, please call 336-474-5444.
Luminary & Ornament Sale
Our annual Night of Reflection is usually on the first Thursday in December. During this event, we line our campus with lit luminaries to honor the passing of loved ones. Since we will not be having the event this year, we are inviting the community to continue this tradition on their own by lighting a memorial luminary on the evening of Thursday, December 3rd at sundown.

We are selling a special luminary that includes a die-cut image of a rose on the bag, and includes an LED tea light. Join others to honor all who have passed by lighting your luminary on Dec. 3rd. Commemorative rose ornaments are also for sale.

All orders will be shipped and shipping is included in the price.

  • $10 for the luminary kit (bag and 1 LED tea light), add $5 for loved one’s name to be added (max of 2 names)
  • $20 for the ornament, includes one inscription on back
    $25 for both without inscriptions
    $30 for both with inscriptions

Luminary orders must be made by November 23, 2020. Ornament orders must be made by December 13, 2020. Click here to place your order.

Caregiver Academy
Caregiving is a challenging role that is draining and often underappreciated. Most caregivers have to dive in with no training and little support. Caregiver Academy provides practical education and support one class at a time, so you can be a confident, courageous and competent caregiver for your loved one. These free classes are taught by community experts and are open to those who provide care to their family members. Click here to learn more about dates and registration.
Virtual Grief Support Group
COVID-19 Update: Due to rules surrounding groups of people and to limit people’s exposure during the pandemic, we are offering a “Virtual Support Group” on the second Monday of every month from 6 – 8 p.m. Click here to register. You will be emailed instructions on how to login and attend.

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice is a specialized type of health care that is delivered by our own physicians, nurses, Hospice aides and social workers. Many patients and families also choose to include additional team members such as a spiritual counselor, grief counselor, and a volunteer.