Community Home Health & Hospice is required to provide grief counseling to its patients and families as a hospice agency; however, hiking through meadows at the base of St. Helens and celebrating the tiniest of catches on the shore of Lake Sacajawea may be a little brighter than what lawmakers had envisioned when drafting that requirement.
Raring for adventure in the first summer out of the pandemic’s grasp, Community’s Children’s Bereavement group trekked the Hummocks Trail on a grief walk led by a volunteer from the National Guard. A bit of light exercise and peace created the perfect environment to converse with others sharing similar experiences and to remember lost loved ones.
The group tried their hand at fishing on the next outing, this time finding peace closer to home at Lake Sacajawea. A perfect cast and watchful eye on the bobber, and a little assistance from volunteer experts, helped the kids reel in almost a dozen “kid-sized” bass.
The requirement to hold grief counseling is not backed by extra funds. Yours and the community’s support have made these enriching outings, holiday grief workshops, and safe spaces to explore grief possible.
To further support Community, either through a gift or volunteering for the next adventure, visit Volunteer, Donate or call 360.703.0300.