Grieving During a Pandemic Lunch Bunch with Dr. Judy Pierson
February 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Join us for an hour-long presentation with Dr. Judy Pierson, Psychologist.
This month topic is: Grieving During a Pandemic- Grieving during this pandemic presents some unique challenges. The horror of knowing a loved who is hospitalized may die alone, greatly heightens grief. It creates an extra layer of suffering, if you picture your loved one alone and afraid as they died. Placing a loved one in a nursing home is now fraught with the additional fear they may face decline and death alone. Caregivers under the stress and isolation of the pandemic may not feel they were always at their best before a loss. All of this can contribute to feelings of guilt which complicate the grief process. Community rituals that acknowledge a loss and bring the bereaved together are key to starting the healing process. But today, funerals are limited to small numbers, loved ones can’t hug the grieving and many can’t travel from afar to participate. This talk will focus on how those who are grieving can find support safely, deal with regrets and find creative ways to honor a life.
Please email Michelle August at maugust@delawarehospice to register and receive link.