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Category Archives: Bereavement Schedule

Ceremony of Remembrance honors community’s loved ones

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will hold its next Ceremony of Remembrance Thursday, March 28th at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Wabasso, located at 4728 86th Street in Sebastian. The VNA welcomes all community members who have experienced the loss of a loved one to join in this memorial event. The bi-annual ceremony will also honor the patients…

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Dealing with grief during the holiday season

Maybe you have experienced an unexpected tragedy or crisis close to the holiday season. If you haven’t, it’s likely you know someone who has. Indeed, the holidays are a time to reflect on the past year and enjoy quality time with family and friends. However, if you or someone you know struggles with painful memories of loved ones lost during…

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‘Remembering Our Favorite Things: Grief During the Holidays’ VNA offer no-cost community workshop on Nov. 29

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will hold a free community workshop for those dealing with grief during the holiday season. ‘Remembering our Favorite Things: Grief During the Holidays’ will take place on Tuesday, November 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Intergenerational Center, located at 1590 9th Street SW, in Vero Beach. The VNA welcomes all community members coping…

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The Visiting Nurse Association honors the community’s loss of loved ones

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will hold its next Ceremony of Remembrance on Tuesday, September 27th at 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 2555 58th Avenue in Vero Beach. The VNA welcomes all community members who have experienced a loss to honor their loved one at the non-denominational ceremony. The bi-annual remembrance event will also honor the patients…

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VNA launches teen grief workshop

“Inside, Outside and Beyond the Box” is the theme of the Visiting Nurse Association’s (VNA) first ever teen grief workshop. Held at the Vero Beach Museum of Art on Saturday, August 20th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., the workshop will be an outlet for Indian River County teens ages 13 – 17 to process the loss of a loved…

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How do I explain the unexplainable? Talking to your child about tragedy

Dory Webber, LCSW, BCBA, is a licensed clinical social worker and certified behavior analyst, currently serving as social services manager at VNA Hospice. She is responsible for the clinical supervision of VNA’s music therapist, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors and provides support to the interdisciplinary team for VNA Hospice patients. In light of the recent shootings in Orlando, the Visiting…

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VNA’s Camp Chrysalis helps children who have lost a loved one

Do you know a child who has experienced the loss of a loved one? If they are an Indian River County resident, they are eligible for VNA Hospice’s Camp Chrysalis, a one-day bereavement retreat for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The no-cost camp will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21st…

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Grief support – sometimes the holidays aren’t jolly for everyone.

Maybe you have experienced an unexpected tragedy or crisis close to the holiday season. If you haven’t, it’s likely you know someone who has. Indeed, the holidays are a time to reflect on the past year and enjoy quality time with family and friends. However, if you or someone you know struggles with painful memories of loved ones lost during…

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