April 27th: 9 am – 4:30 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church
(4001 Speedway Austin, TX 78751)
This special day combines gentle movement, aromatherapy, art, writing, and meditation. The movement practice is suitable for all fitness levels and an affinity for all of the activities is not a pre-requisite!
• Coffee/Tea, breakfast, lunch & snacks will be provided
• Cost to attend is $20/person (Scholarships are available)
• Registration is not confirmed until payment is received
• We ask that participants be at least three months out from the death of their loved one as of April 27th
• Registration is limited to 20 people
To register, please call Hospice Austin’s Bereavement Department: 512-342-4700
Drop-In Grief Support Groups
Please join Hospice Austin for these free Drop-In Bereavement Groups this month.
More Than One Way to Grieve
Are you an intuitive, instrumental or blended griever? How about your loved ones? Join us to learn more about how you process your own grief and how that might be similar or different from those around you.
— April 9: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Hospice Austin administrative office, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., 78759
Circles of Support
Grief causes us to take a look at our support network. Is it what we thought it was? How can our network help us achieve what we want and need in life without our loved one? What parts of our support network do we want to build or fortify?
— April 16: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 5226 W. William Cannon Dr., 78749
— April 23: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Hospice Austin administrative office, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., 78759
Drop-in grief groups are held every month:
— 1st & 3rd Tuesdays: 12 – 1:00 pm, Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 5226 W. William Cannon Dr., 78749
— 2nd & 4th Tuesdays: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Hospice Austin’s administrative offices, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., 78759
Topics are used as a starting point for each group, however participants are free to bring up any issues and topics they would like to discuss.
RSVP is not required and there is no charge for the group.
5th Tuesday Meet-up
— 5th Tuesday Meet-up: Informal gathering hosted by drop-in group participants. The next 5th Tuesday is April 30th. Join others from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at Central Market (4001 N. Lamar, 78756)
Evening Drop-In Groups Beginning in May!
— 1st & 3rd Wednesdays: 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Hospice Austin’s administrative offices, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., 78759
— 2nd & 4th Wednesdays: 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 5226 W. William Cannon Dr., 78749
RSVP is not required and there is no charge for the group. Groups will be held at the same locations as the day time drop in groups, however they will meet on alternate weeks.
Conversations on Grief
Hospice Austin offers free monthly 1-hour online grief support through your phone, computer, or mobile device. Conversations on Grief are are offered the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. You’re welcome to attend one, several or all webinars.
Finding Movement Within the Paralysis of Grief
The experience of grief can leave you with little energy or motivation to draw upon as you face tremendous loss and all the emotions and logistical tasks that go with it. You are grieving yet you still must pay your bills. You feel deep emotions, yet you also feel numb. During this webinar, you will learn how to make space for both stillness and movement as you navigate your unique grief experience. The feelings of heartache, overwhelm and apathy are real and yet many people before us have emerged from their grief to find direction, meaning and fulfillment in life. What do they have to teach us?
— Wednesday, April 10: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
For more information about Hospice Austin’s bereavement support, please click here.
Camp Brave Heart
Save the Date! – Hospice Austin’s Camp Brave Heart is a free, recreational overnight summer camp for children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 that have experienced the death of someone they love. Camp Brave Heart 2019 will be Monday, August 5th through Wednesday, August 7th. Applications available on our website beginning Monday, April 8th.