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Community Outreach

Jackie offers the following programs and is available to customize a program for you, your group and/or business:    

  • Monday's Moments complimentary luncheon – One Monday each month, we gather from noon to 1:30 p.m. to eat together, share stories of loss, learn a little about the grief journey and support one another. Each gathering has a specific theme, and those present participate as much or as little as they want. As Rabbi Grollman said, “Grief shared is grief diminished.” These sessions help to bring some light to the darkness of grief.

  • Grief education and support groups - Grief is our bodies’ natural reaction to loss. By grieving and mourning, we heal. The purpose of these groups is to provide information about grief, opportunities to share and an experience of learning we’re not alone. A Healing through the Holidays group begins in late fall and Stories of Loss in the spring.

  • Voices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey documentaryVoices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey is a 42-minute documentary film that encourages conversations about: the importance of grief and mourning; the need to normalize losses as natural, unavoidable, and sacred facets of life; and the life-enhancing ways to companion ourselves and others through losses.  This program includes the documentary and a short discussion afterwards.

  • Have the Talk of a Lifetime – We all want to know we matter, but sometimes conversations about these types of things are difficult to have. This program invites participants to explore what might be keeping them from having these conversations and provides ways to help make them happen more easily. Each person will leave with the conversation starter tool, a deck of Have the Talk of a Lifetime cards.

  • End-of-life planning and preparation - When we attend to issues surround dying, death and grief, we learn to live more fully now! This program includes topics, such as hospice and what happens as we die, Have the Talk of a Lifetime, instructions to the funeral director, appropriate legal documents, companioning ourselves and others through grief and more. 

  • Stories, How Do They Heal? – Telling our stories of loss is part of what we do to heal. Hearing others' stories helps too. This session will include information about the importance of storytelling and its healing benefits and provide opportunities to engage in the practice.

Hope is not pretending that troubles don’t exist.
It is the trust that they will not last forever,

that hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome.
It is faith that a source of strength and renewal

lies within to lead us through the dark to the sunshine.
~Elizabeth Chase

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