Tag Archives: children

Helping Children though the Holidays

by Erik Persson – Sr. PIC-TFK Social Worker Covenant Hospice is committed to serving patients, families, and also children by offering specialized support. Our “Coping with the Holidays for Children” group activities offer time to reflect and remember loved ones who have died. The groups are held throughout the Covenant Hospice service areas and always […]

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Camp Monarch

Submitted by Julie Hurlbert, LCSW Family Support Specialist Having the opportunity to be a part of Camp Monarch at Covenant Hospice has been a great pleasure.  I have met so many wonderful children who are an inspiration.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I was preparing for camp.  I have been involved in […]

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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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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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Camp Monarch

How to Help a Grieving Child

Helping a child who has experienced the death of a loved one can feel like a daunting task.  Many of us shy away from talking to children about death and dying because we don’t want to scare or upset them.  However, when we let children know that it’s okay to talk about death and about […]

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