EVERGREEN PROGRAM PROVIDES HELP FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN AND ADULTS
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Evergreen, the Pine Tree Hospice Center for Grieving Children and Adults will start a new season on Wednesday, September 24th from 7 to 8 PM. The Evergreen Program will then meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month providing a safe place for children, teens, and adults to work through their grief experience after a death whether recently or in the past. Small peer groups provide an opportunity for individuals to share their feelings, remember the person who died, and give and receive support from others. Using art, play, or an activity, children are encouraged to discover what works best for them in their healing process. Groups are led by trained volunteer facilitators. Training and programs are modeled after the nationally acclaimed Center for Grieving Children based in Portland.
Parents and guardians are welcome to join a support group, which is held at the same time as the children’s groups. Families must attend an orientation prior to attending Evergreen programs. To receive an Evergreen information packet or more information, call Pine Tree Hospice’s office at 564-4346 or email wecare@pinetreehospice.org. Evergreen programs are always free.

TRAINING AVAILABLE TO BECOME A PINE TREE HOSPICE VOLUNTEER
Pine Tree Hospice will offer a series of volunteer trainings this fall. These trainings will provide the knowledge and skills to equip you to help people in the community who are coping with a life-limiting, progressive illness. Trainings are arranged into three segments. The first segment, called the “Core Training”, provides the foundation for both direct care and bereavement work. Once volunteers complete the 11-hour segment they may choose to take the 9-hour “Direct Care Hospice Volunteer” segment, or the 14-hour “Bereavement Facilitator” segment, or both.
All prospective volunteers must take the “Core Training” segment, scheduled for Thursday, September 18th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, September 20th from 9 AM to 3 PM and Thursday, September 25th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
The dates and times for the Direct Care and Bereavement Facilitator segments will be announced at the Core Training. To discuss volunteer options or to register for the Pine Tree Hospice volunteer trainings, please call 564-4346 or email wecare@pinetreehospice.org.