Grief Camp for Children and Teens Offers Unconventional Coping Methods

Three local organizations are teaming up to fill a need in the Douglas County community. On Sunday, November 10th from 1-5pm, Keepsake Day will commence at Midland Care Center. Visiting Nurses Hospice, Midland Care and Rumsey Yost Funeral Home have come together to offer a grief day-camp for children, teens and their parents or guardians.

Keepsake is for Children and Teens (8-18 years)

Many children and teens have experienced the death of someone close to them. Keepsake Day aims to help provide non-conventional coping methods to help them through this difficult time. This afternoon program provides a chance for children and teens to share their experiences and make new friends with others who they share something in common with. Through a variety of activities, crafts and forums, Keepsake Day provides a safe and comfortable atmosphere in which to start the healing process.

Keepsake is for Parents & Caregivers

During the children and teen sessions, there will also be a separate parent/caregiver session from 1-3pm. This session aims to help parents and caregivers with helpful guidance, information and tools for continued support of their bereaved child or teen. For more information about Keepsake Day or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Rooney at Visiting Nurses at (785) 843-3738.

Tagged: Children, Parents, Midland Care, Grief Camp, Loss of a Parent, Rumsey Yost, Loss of a Grandparent, Teens, Death, Visiting Nurses Hospice, Loss of a Friend, Keepsake Day, Caregivers

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