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Meals on Wheels Douglas County

Monday, October 7, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas Opens Congregate Meal Sites and Seeks Volunteers in Douglas County October 7, 2019 (Topeka, Kan.) – Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas began delivering meals to seniors in Douglas County in October of 2018. As of October 1, 2019 Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas has … Read More

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How to help a Grieving Early Elementary Age Child

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Early elementary age children are still trying to understand what death means and often they have confused thoughts about what death is.  They may still think that death is temporary.  They may also think they person who died may still feel things, such as hunger or sadness.  They may want to leave things for the … Read More

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Back to School time After the Loss of A Child

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Most people get caught up in the excitement of the back-to-school rituals and environment every Fall. Whether it is preschool, grade school, middle school, high school or college, school has always marked a milestone in one’s life. However for parents who have experienced the loss of a child, a miscarriage or other child related tragedy … Read More

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School after a death of a parent

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The start of the school year was always a time of celebration for my husband. Mimicking the practices of his mother, he insisted on a “first day of school” picture with our son out in front of our house. But in November of my son’s second grade year, my husband died suddenly in an automobile … Read More

Grief Buddies Needed for Healing Hearts Grief Camp

Monday, August 5, 2019

Each fall Midland Care hosts a children’s grief camp for children ages 6 – 12 who are grieving the death of a loved one.  It takes a village of staff and volunteers to prepare and run the grief camp.  Over 30 volunteers attend camp to make sure everything runs smoothly. One of the most important … Read More

Healing Hearts Children’s Grief Camp

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Often grieving children feel very alone.  They think they are the only child who is grieving, sometimes even when there are other children in the same house who are also grieving.  There is something that happens when a large group of grieving children get together that is difficult to put words to.  The outcome is … Read More

Helping Grieving Kids Handle Anger

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Children and teens often have feelings of anger as they are grieving.  However, anger is frequently misunderstood.  This can be due to the fact that adults don’t think of anger as being an expression of grief.  They are ready for children to feel sad and to cry, but they are ill prepared to handle their … Read More

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