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Mother’s Day Tea on May 8 will offer grief support and celebrate Mom.
This Mother’s Day, the grief support program of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton is offering special support to those who have lost their mothers.
Pathways of Hope at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton invites members of the public who have lost their mother to attend a Mother’s Day Tea on Tuesday, May 8 to honor memories of mom. The program will be held from 12 noon in the Community Room at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton.
According to Bereavement Counselor Debbie Holt, MS, PCC-S, “The Mother’s Day Tea is designed as an event to remember and honor moms who have been lost in the last year. For many, Mother’s Day can be a painful holiday for those who have lost mothers, even for those who have been handling their grief well. The Mother’s Day Tea will provide opportunities to share with others who are experiencing the same loss and will provide helpful information on how to cope with the grief the holiday brings.”
Honoring will come through the sharing of memories and what mom meant to each individual. Holt explains “It won’t be necessary to speak the memories if the attendee chooses not to, but setting aside time to reflect on those memories can be very helpful amidst the busyness of day to day life.”
Holt predicts there will not only be tears but laughter at the Mother’s Day Tea. Attendees will be invited to take home their teacup as a remembrance of mom and the event. Advance reservations are required. Those interested in attending can contact Pathways of Hope at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton at 937-258-4991.