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Support for Caregivers of a Loved One with Dementia

Support for Caregivers of a Loved One with Dementia

Four Seasons understands that caring for your loved one living with dementia is difficult. You are not alone, and Four Seasons is here to help you. Included in this blog post, you'll find helpful information about how to care for yourself, how Four Seasons can support...

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How to Support a Grieving Friend

How to Support a Grieving Friend

How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You're Not Sure What to Do This essay is written by Megan Devine, founder of Refuge in Grief. Visit her website for more on how you can help support your own or a friend's grief journey.  Additional resources for how...

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Navigating the Post Holiday Blues with Children

Navigating the Post Holiday Blues with Children

Author: Jay Wilson, MSW, LCSWA- Four Seasons Child & Adolescent Grief Coordinator The Joy of the Holiday Season The holidays can be an exciting time. For many people, they bring a change of routine and a collective, concerted effort for positivity. The news cycle...

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Hiking and Healing with Horses

Hiking and Healing with Horses

Throughout the year, Four Seasons' child and adolescent grief program, Compass, offers one-day fun outings centered around connecting grief with daily life and connecting with others. These meet-ups provide the opportunity for grieving children and their families to...

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Flip the Script for Children’s Grief Awareness Month

Flip the Script for Children’s Grief Awareness Month

Written by Amy Entwistle, Four Seasons Adult, Child, & Adolescent Grief Coordinator November is Children’s Grief Awareness Month! In recognition of Children’s Grief Awareness Month, this year, Compass, Four Seasons Child & Adolescent Grief Services, has...

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What is Camp Compass?

What is Camp Compass?

Camp Compass is Four Seasons’ grief camp for those ages 5-15 anticipating or experiencing the death of a loved one. This year, Camp Compass was held at Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, North Carolina. Among the attendees, campers had experienced the death of parents,...

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Ritual as a Means of Processing Grief

Ritual as a Means of Processing Grief

It was the same spot where he sat the day before. On that day, with his mother and brothers, he watched his father’s casket slowly sink into the ground. I watched intently as the pain of grief took control of his countenance and moved him to his knees from where he...

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So, What about the 5 Stages of Grief?

So, What about the 5 Stages of Grief?

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross is considered to be one of the pioneers of the hospice movement. Still a relatively new approach to end-of-life care, the hospice movement began in the US in the early 1970s. The first established hospice opened in 1974 in Branford, Connecticut....

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Learning to Stand Again

Learning to Stand Again

After losing his wife, Robin, Bill Tankersley struggled to stand again. Through volunteering at Four Seasons, Bill slowly rediscovered his purpose. Read about how volunteering and supporting the people who cared so dearly for his wife helps Bill to push through even...

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