Children’s Grief Awareness Day

November 16, 2017

Children’s Grief Awareness Day, which occurs on the 3rd Thursday of November, was created to increase awareness and support for children grieving in our community.

Treasure Health Grief Support offers grief counseling at no cost to families throughout Martin and St. Lucie counties. This year, in honor of Children’s Grief Awareness Day, we are encouraging Kids to Give Back to Kids by participating in Children’s Grief Awareness Day activities.

Click the image above to go to our “Giving Garden” . . . see how you and your child can support grieving families by raising awareness, learning more about how to respond to grief in others and providing materials and financial support for activities and therapies that help families work through the loss of a loved one.

 

Raise Awareness about Children’s Grief

Share this page with 5 friends to help us raise awareness about grieving families in our community!

 

Wear Blue on November 16

Starting in November, change your profile picture to one wearing blue on your Facebook page or other social media accounts.  Share your picture with #supportinggrievingchildren and post it on our wall at www.facebook.com/TreasureCoastHospice.

Print out and use one of the signs below in your picture to show your support!

I Support Treasure Health Grief Support (sign)

I Support a Child and Family I Know in Grief (sign)

 

Item Donation

Therapeutic activities such as drawing and painting help children and families work through their grief and create a stronger bond within those families. Help our Grief Support team by making a donation of a gift card or art supplies. Print the donation item drop off sheet and learn more about how these items help children going through grief here.

 

Learn More About Grief

Grief is a natural response to a loss. Click here for tips on helping children after a loss.

 

Donate

Support services that help children and families during the grief process here.

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A Message from Our CEO

Susan de Cuba

President and Chief Executive Officer

Few creatures inspire as much wonder as the hummingbird. Tiny, yet strong enough to migrate 500 miles across the Gulf of Mexico, this brilliant bird is the ultimate symbol of resilience. So it’s only fitting that we have incorporated a hummingbird into our new look and logo to symbolize our organization’s life-affirming mission.

Under the Treasure Coast Hospice name, we have grown our services beyond our cornerstone hospice program to include palliative care, grief support counseling and specialized pediatric care. To better reflect our expanded scope of community services, we have changed the name of our parent organization to Treasure Health, while our flagship hospice program will continue to be called Treasure Coast Hospice.

Hospice will always be the heart of our mission. The same outstanding care the community has known since 1982 will continue. The experience we’ve gained during the past 35 years translates well to other services that improve quality of life. Our full spectrum of support includes Treasure Coast Hospice, Treasure Health Palliative Care, Treasure Health Pediatric Care and Treasure Health Grief Support.

With all of our services, our goal is to empower patients and families with the knowledge and support they need to make every moment count.  Guiding our efforts is a caring community of health professionals, volunteers and donors. Like me, they believe that in all stages of illness, everyone deserves to experience the best possible quality of life.

With our comprehensive, compassionate approach to palliative care, hospice services and grief support, we are building communities that allow people to drive their own destinies for the highest quality of life in every health circumstance.

We are excited to embrace a fresh brand that helps us promote our life-affirming philosophy and look forward to having you join us as a trusted partner in supporting our community’s healthcare journey.

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Five Wishes ®

“Five Wishes ®” is an easy-to-use legal document written in everyday language to help you plan how you want to be cared for in case you become seriously ill. It is America’s most popular living will.

You decide: With more than 18 million copies in circulation, “Five Wishes ®” helps you express what you want in the areas that matter the most to you: personal, spiritual, medical and legal. It helps you describe what good care means to you, whether you are seriously ill or not, so your caregiver knows exactly what you want.

Gift to your family: “Five Wishes ®” can help start and guide family conversations in advance of serious illness, so completing it is a gift to your family, friends and also your doctor. It keeps them out of the difficult position of having to guess what kinds of treatment you want or don’t want.

Meets Florida law: “Five Wishes ®” meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in Florida and 41 other states. All you need to do is check a box, circle a direction, or write a few sentences. Once it is signed and witnessed, your “Five Wishes ®” becomes a legal document.

To learn more about “Five Wishes ®”or to schedule a presentation for your group or community, please email Craig Perry  in Martin County or Tracey Kinsley in St. Lucie County.