Writing & Grief Workshops Offered by Pathways Hospice in South San Francisco

Sunnyvale, CA — June 9, 2014 – Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty will offer two separate workshops on Writing & Grief this summer in their South San Francisco offices.

Ball-point-pen-writingLed by bereavement counselor Dave Rutschman, these one and half hour workshops will encourage individuals who are grieving to explore their emotions and sadness through the power of writing. Attendees will read poems and short prose reflections by grievers, and write pieces of their own about our particular grief journey. No sharing will be required.

The first Writing & Grief workshop is scheduled for Friday, June 27, 2014, noon – 1:30 pm.

The second Writing & Grief workshop will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, noon – 1:30 pm.

Pathways Home Health & Hospice’s Bereavement Services provide grief support to all in the community, regardless of whether their loved one was a Pathways patient or not. Pathways has one of the most comprehensive grief programs of any hospice in the Bay Area. The services include support groups, individual counseling, phone calls from specially-trained and supervised volunteers, and mailings that explain the grief process and that suggest ways of coping with grief. In addition, Pathways also offers memorial remembrance services centered on the spring and winter holiday season, as well as structured workshops throughout the year.

Workshops are free of charge, non-denominational and open to the general public. Advanced registration is required to 1 (888) 905-2800, ext. 4241, bereavement@pathwayshealth.org

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community based organization which has served the Bay Area for over 37 years. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians who saw the community’s need for professional care at home. That first year Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa counties.

Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2013 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.

For more information about Pathways services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1-888-755-7855 or visit https://www.pathwayshealth.org/