Hope Hospice Summer Programs for Children

Hope Hospice, as a not for profit hospice organization, shares its programs and resources on healing and the grief process with anyone in their central-Texas service area who needs it. Hope has a Children's Grief Program that specializes in the unique needs of grieving children and will be offering two programs in that department this summer: the Harry Potter Movie series and Family Scrapbooking.

New Braunfels, TX, June 08, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Hope Hospice is pleased to announce two summer programs for Children. The Harry Potter movie series is new to the Children’s Grief Program and will be held at the New Braunfels Public Library. The series will run every Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. between June 10 and July 29. Each session will feature a Harry Potter movie followed by discussion and activities related to the grief process. Parental attendance is optional, but encouraged.

Hope Hospice’s Children’s Grief Program will also be continuing the popular Family Scrapbooking Group this summer. Families will create a scrapbook together as they meet from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hope Hospice Monday evenings between June 13 and July 25. Parental participation is required.

Both the Harry Potter Movie Series and the Family Scrapbooking group are free to participants, but require registration. To register, or for questions, please call Hope Hospice at (830) 625-7500.

Also coming up later in the year, Hope Hospice will be continuing with its Children’s Grief Program camps. Camp Courageous Youth, for kids ages 7-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one, will be held at John Knox Ranch in Fischer, Texas. Camp Courageous Parents, for parents who have experienced the death of a loved one, will be held at Agape Dome in Fischer, Texas. Both camps are free of charge and are overnight from October 22-23. Anyone interested in attending camp should call Hope Hospice at (830) 625-7500 or register online at www.hopehospice.net. Registration deadline is Thursday, September 15.

Hope Hospice’s Children’s Grief Program has two licensed counselors specializing in the unique needs of grieving children. The program operates with the support of specially trained community volunteers, Interns from Hope Hospice’s partnership with the Counseling Department of Texas State University and the generous support of the Central Texas community.

Hope Hospice is the oldest operating not for profit hospice in the central Texas area between San Antonio and Austin. Hope offers patients the opportunity to take control of their care plan and together with their families make the most of their lives when facing the last months of a life-limiting illness. Patients and families are provided a full team of support including physicians, nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers to manage pain and symptoms, connect families with available resources and offer emotional and spiritual support. Families are shown how to complete necessary care giving tasks and educated on what to do in a variety of common situations. This education gives them the confidence and skills to keep their loved one at home in the most comfortable setting possible.

Hope Hospice serves Comal, Guadalupe, Caldwell, Hays, Kendall, Blanco and northern Bexar counties. Bereavement services are available to families of Hope Hospice patients as well as our neighbors within our service area. Available services include individual and family counseling, support groups, memorial services and a Children’s Grief Program complete with family activities and five camps throughout the year.

Hope Hospice is proud to have the support of over 200 volunteers. Volunteers serve in the areas of Bereavement programming, patient care, administration, Thrift Shop, and fundraising. Those who provide companionship visits to patients first complete a 9-week training program.

Hope Hospice
Leslie Ferguson
830-625-7500 x107