Because we provide hospice care, we know that the holiday season can be a painful time after losing someone you love. Memories can be more intense this time of year. The continual reminders that your loved one is not here to celebrate can create feelings of sadness and longing, even if your loved one has been gone a long time. RoseRock Hospice can help you.
RoseRock Hospice Holiday Grief Support
RoseRock offers an ongoing program of grief support. Many people have also found comfort from our lending library of useful books about grief.
It is said that “time heals all things.” If you are mourning the loss of someone, have patience. No matter how much it hurts right now, you will get through the holidays. What’s most important is that you celebrate in a way that works for you.
An essential task to surviving the holidays is believing that you will get through this and will be stronger than before. The future will bring a day when your memories are welcomed rather than painful. During the holidays, you may simply go through the motions or you may end up having a good time; both are normal and healthy responses to dealing with grief during this time of year.
Put simply, there are three ways to celebrate:
- Striving to continue traditions as usual,
- Celebrating in a new way, or
- Ignoring the festivities this time around.
Our community offers many activities that can involve you, your family and your friends in new ways. Keep in mind that whether you keep old traditions, try new ones, or avoid them altogether, your loved one will still be present in your memories no matter where or how you celebrate.
Here at RoseRock we understand that simply surviving the holidays after losing someone you love can be challenging. We want to remind you that we continue to be available. If you would like extra support please contact us.
And take a look at our tried and true tips to surviving the holidays.