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Through the Eyes of a Child: Camp Monarch

Losing a loved one is hard enough for adults, but have you ever considered how it looks through the eyes of a child? Most children have neither the experience nor emotional skills to navigate the hazards of loss and grief. One of the was Covenant Hospice helps children who have experienced the loss of a […]

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A Very “Sweet” Sixteen

A very special teenager just enjoyed her 16th birthday and this is her story.  When Rose was born, she was not expected to celebrate her 5th, 10th, or 16th birthday, but she is beating the odds everyday. Rose is a happy young lady cared for by her grandmother, who Rose calls “Mama”. Rose is a […]

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Why doesn’t Grandma know who I am?

Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with some types of diseases. Alzheimer’s disease is one type of dementia that gradually gets worse as time goes on. It affects a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior. 5.4 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, about 1 in 8 older Americans. Alzheimer’s disease is […]

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Hearts & Minds Program for Children

Alzheimer’s Family Services, along with Covenant Hospice Children & Family Support Services, will be rolling out a new service in June 2012 called the Hearts & Minds Program. The Hearts & Minds Program is designed to get families working with their children who have been affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. Children’s Specialists and Alzheimer’s Disease Specialists […]

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Hunting Memories…

Looking for a way to reuse all those plastic Easter eggs? Here is fun activity you can do as a family to memory your loved one with an Easter twist. Gather 5-7 plastic eggs or as many as you would like. On a slip of paper, write a memory you have of a loved one […]

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Help me feel like a kid again: Jacob’s Story

In honor of Social Worker’s Month, I would like to share with you a story about a little boy named Jacob. Jacob is five years old and 2 years ago, his whole world changed. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  The months following his diagnosis, Jacob went through many tests, scans, and numerous medical […]

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Remembering Loved Ones on Valentine’s Day

The holidays can be difficult for families who have lost a loved one. As we are getting closer to Valentine’s Day, here is a little activity you can to do with your child(ren) to remember a loved one you have lost. Supplies needed: note card(s), markers or crayons, stickers, and pen or pencil Sit down […]

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Angel Tree

It’s that time of year again…the HOLIDAYS!!! And we all know that with the holidays come lots of feelings and thoughts. Many of us are planning our shopping trips and gift lists, family dinners and work parties, Christmas cards lists, wrapping presents, traveling out of town, seeing family and friends, and many other activities associated […]

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Camp Monarch

What Do Children Really Understand About Death?

Very often, I hear parents, family members, and the community say things like, “He does not understand what is going on”, “She is too little to understand what is happening”, “He is fine, look at him, he is laughing and playing”, and many other comments just like that. So, the question is, do children really […]

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Camp Monarch

Helping Children Heal

Camp Monarchs are in full swing. This past Saturday, the first of 4 Camp Monarchs took placed in Tallahassee. We have 3 more planned between now and the first Saturday of November. Camp Monarch is a free one day children’s event designed to help children who have experienced a loss of a loved one. Through […]

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