BRONX, NY, September 2011 – Calvary Hospital has published the September/October issue of their bimonthly bereavement newsletter. The current issue of Calvary In Touch offers readers:
§ Information on Calvay's Kids' Korner - A new support group for chilren ages 6-11, where they can express their feellings when a loved one is at the end-of-life;
§ An opportunity to read about our 14th year hosting Calvary's Camp Compass, our week long day camp for bereaved children ages 6-17;
§ A woman's story on how Calvary's Bereavement group has helped her honor her mother's memory;
§ A comprehensive listing of all Calvary bereavement support groups.
To request a copy of the September-October issue by mail or to have your name added to the mailing list, please contact Dr. Sherry Schachter, Director of Bereavement Services, at Sschachter@calvaryhospital.org. You may also download a copy of the newest issue by going to Calvary’s web site by clicking here. (The next issue will be available in early November.)
In the New York metropolitan area, and especially in the Bronx and lower Westchester, Calvary has established itself as a resource for grieving families. We offer free bereavement support groups for adults, children, and teens, and referrals for additional support if necessary. Our programs are available to anyone who has lost a loved one, whether that person was a patient at Calvary, or someone from the larger community whose death is attributable to illness, accident, or violence. To learn more about Calvary’s bereavement support programs and how you can support its mission, go to www.calvaryhospital.org.
Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 5,700 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services. To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.