Grief Programs & Events

Hospice of Davidson County Community Connections Podcast
As we kick off 2021, one of our primary missions this year is to connect everyone in Davidson County to helpful resources that are available throughout our community. One way we’re doing that is through our Community Connections Podcast.

 

Every other week we will be introducing you to people who are experts and influential in providing critical services available throughout Davidson County. From caregiver support and grief counseling to estate planning, volunteering, and healthcare, these are just some examples of the topics we will be covering.

Hosted by Hospice of Davidson County’s own Cole Warner and co-host Emmalee Thomas, each podcast will bring you a wealth of information about a variety of topics.

Click here to see a trailer about our next episode: Palliative Care.

The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and by clicking here for our Community Connections page.

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.
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. Held the third Tuesday of every month, the 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.

NOTE: All classes are conducted virtually. You will receive access to each class upon registration. Click here to view the Caregiver Academy flyer.

Class Topics

  • Jan. 19: Recognizing and Accepting the Need for Help
  • Feb. 16 Stroke Basics
  • Mar. 16 Healthy Nutrition
  • Apr. 20 Advance Care Giving
  • May 18 Active Living for the Caregiver
  • June 15 Dementia-Related Behaviors
  • July 20 In-Home Care Options 101
  • Aug. 17 Natural Remedies & Holistic Wellness
  • Sept. 21 Who Is This New Person
  • Oct. 19 Self-Care for the Caregiver
  • Nov. 16 Hospice End-of-Life Care (National Hospice Awareness Month)
  • Dec. 21 Protection from Emotional and Financial Abuse

Registration is required. Call 336-242-2290 or click here to email.

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 know that the grief you’re facing is real, and nothing about COVID-19 is changing that. Click here to learn about resources we have put online.

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.