The holidays are difficult for persons who have lost loved ones. To help, the Hope Center, an outreach program of Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties, is offering Hope for the Holidays. The free workshop is designed to provide specific ideas and tools for managing grief during the holiday season.

The holidays are difficult for persons who have lost loved ones. To help, the Hope Center, an outreach program of Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties, is offering Hope for the Holidays. The free workshop is designed to provide specific ideas and tools for managing grief during the holiday season.


Hope for the Holidays is scheduled for Nov. 5 and 12 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Home Hospice office, 505 West Center, in Sherman. Anyone unable to attend the first workshop can do so on Dec. 10 and 17 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. There is no fee to attend the workshops, but registration for the November sessions is required by Nov. 1 in order for adequate materials to be prepared.


"It’s hard for those that have lost a loved one to find joy in the holiday season, especially when it is everywhere you go," says Jolene Senek, bereavement coordinator for the Hope Center. "This workshop will provide you with some creative ways to honor your loved one during this season in a calm, peaceful environment amongst others who have experienced a similar loss."


To register or for more information, call Senek at 903-868-9315 or send an email to jolene.senek@homehospice.org. Information on other support groups and workshops offered by the Hope Center is available at www.homehospice.org/hopecenter.