Family Hospice and Palliative Care welcomes grieving children and their family members to participate in Camp Healing Hearts, a free one-day bereavement camp. Camp Healing Hearts will be held Sat., June 17 at Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh. Pre-registration is required.
As a community partner, Family Hospice and Palliative Care offers this free camp for children ages six to 12 and their parents/guardians who have experienced the death of a loved one (such as a parent, sibling, grandparent, other family member, or friend). Camp Healing Hearts gives a safe and supportive environment for children and families to express feelings, remember a loved one, develop coping skills and create bonds and friendships with others who have experienced a similar loss. Camp Healing Hearts is staffed by licensed professionals from Family Hospice and trained volunteers.
Camp Healing Hearts will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Throughout the day, children will participate in structured activities, including art, memory boxes, movement, music and pet therapy, as they remember their loved ones and learn healthy ways to grieve. [Read more…]