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Hospice Of The Chesapeake Seeks Volunteers With Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles

Do you like to go in the snow? Are you proud of how safely you handle your vehicle in bad weather? Use that skill to help people in need. Volunteers with four-wheel drive vehicles are needed to assist Hospice of the Chesapeake patients and team members in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties during inclement weather conditions. For additional information or to volunteer, contact the volunteer department at 443-837-1508 or joinus@hospicechesapeake.org.

Chesapeake Life Center Announces Its Pasadena Fall And Early Winter Grief Support Schedule 

Chesapeake Life Center will offer a variety of grief support groups through December on the John & Cathy Belcher Campus at 90 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena.

  • Child Loss Monthly Support Group is for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age or circumstance. The group will meet from 10:00am to noon on the first Saturday of the month -- January 4, February 1 and March 7.
  • Loss of Life Partner/Spouse Monthly Morning Group is for individuals grieving the death of a spouse or life partner. It will meet from 10:30am to noon on the third Wednesday of the month – January 15, February 19 and March 18.
  • Loss of Life Partner/Spouse Monthly Evening Group is for career-aged individuals grieving the death of a spouse or life partner. It will meet from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month -- January 15, February 19 and March 18.
  • Men’s Monthly Support Group meets from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on the first Tuesday of the month – January 7, February 4 and March 3. It seeks to help men connect with other male grievers. Together, they will navigate the emotional, mental and everyday struggles of the grieving process. New attendees are welcome.
  • Six-Week Grief Support Group is a facilitated six-week support group offering an opportunity to explore grief themes and coping strategies with others in a safe and supportive environment. The group will meet from 10:00am to 11:30am. Thursdays, February 13 to March 19. Registration must be completed by February 6 to participate.
  • Suicide Grievers is for those grieving the death of a loved one by suicide. The group will meet from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the second Tuesday of the month -- January 14, February 11, March 10. Participants must speak with a counselor prior to attending their first meeting.
  • Together…Silent No More is a monthly support group for those grieving a loss due to substance abuse. The group will meet from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on January 20, February 17 and March 16. Participants must speak with a counselor prior to attending their first meeting. 

Child care is not provided, and children are not permitted in any of these groups. Registration is required for all groups and can be completed by calling 888-501-7077 or by emailing griefinfo@chesapeakelifecenter.org.

Nonprofit Offers Grief Children’s Programs

Chesapeake Life Center continues to offer grief programs for children and teens. Three groups meet regularly on the John & Cathy Belcher Campus at 90 Ritchie Highway in in Pasadena.

  • Stepping Stones, a monthly support group for children ages 6 to 12 grieving the loss of a loved one, meets from 10:00am to noon on the first Saturday of the month – January 4, February 1 and March 7. Breakfast and activities are included.
  • Phoenix Rising, a monthly group for teens ages 13 to 18 grieving the loss of a loved one, meets from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month – January 15, February 19 and March 18. A meal is provided along with games and other activities.
  • Pre-Teen Group, a monthly support group for pre-teens and early teens to connect and share with others who have lost a loved one. It meets at the same time and place as the Phoenix Rising group from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month – January 15, February 19 and March 18. A meal is provided along with games and other activities.

The cost for each group is $10 per teen, with a maximum of $20 per family. Preregistration is required for all these programs and must be completed before attending by calling 888-501-7077 or emailing griefinfo@chesapeakelifecenter.org.

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