Seeds of Remembrance Become Flowers of Hope for Grieving Individuals

Seeds of Remembrance Become Flowers of Hope for Grieving Individuals

Apr 16, 2009 4:00 PM

Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program sponsored by the University of Utah College of Nursing will host its annual Seeds of Remembrance event May 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall at the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building (26 South 2000 East) on the University of Utah Campus. Seeds of Remembrance is an opportunity for people who have lost a loved one to gather for a presentation on grief while commemorating the memory of their loved one.

“Seeds of Remembrance is one of our most important services to the community, because it offers a program of support and care where people can connect through loss and remembrance, suffering and healing,” says Kathie Supiano, MS, LCSW, director of Caring Connections. “Everyone experiences loss differently, yet through this event people can share in community and be supported knowing they are not alone in their loss.”

A support panel of individuals who have experienced grief will offer perspective specifically relating to loss of a child, loss of a spouse and loss by suicide. “Just as everyone experiences grief in their own way, the issues faced by a grieving person can vary greatly depending on the type of loss,” Supiano says. “By offering a panel of individuals who can speak to different forms of loss we can connect individuals with resources and ideas specific to their needs.”

Seeds of Remembrance is free and open to the public, and is generously sponsored by the Clark L. Tanner Foundation in memory of Sarah Hogle. Music will be provided by Heart & Soul and refreshments will be served following the ceremony. For more information contact Caring Connections at (801) 585-9522.

About Caring Connections
Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program of the University of Utah College of Nursing has developed a variety of community and hospital programs to meet the grief and bereavement needs of people experiencing loss. All people are welcome to participate as their circumstances suggest.

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Media Contacts

Katie Schrier
College of Nursing
Phone: (801) 581-8919
Email: katie.schrier@nurs.utah.edu

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