Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice announces January programs

By on January 1, 2009

Kane County—Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice announced the following programs for the month of January. All programs are free, but registration is required at (630) 232-2233 or info@fvvh.org.

Pathways
Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice offers Pathways, a seven-week group addressing issues faced by those who have lost a life partner. Emotional support is offered as well as assistance with accepting the death and dealing with grief. The program will be held on Wednesdays from Jan. 6 to Feb. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at FVVH, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva.

M.A.L.E.S.
Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice offers M.A.L.E.S. (Men After a Loss Expressing themselves Safely), a program for men who experienced the loss of loved one. M.A.L.E.S. provides an opportunity for men to freely express their thoughts and feelings with other men. Coffee and donuts are provided. The group meets Saturday, Jan. 9, and the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at FVVH, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva.

Footprints
Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice offers Footprints, a unique program supporting parents and adult family members who are coping with a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death. It meets Mondays, Jan. 11 to Feb. 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at FVVH, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva.

Herbie’s Friends
Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice offers Herbie’s Friends, a program where family members who have experienced a loss can share their thoughts, feelings and stories. Families with children ages 5 to 18 enjoy a meal together, followed by activities led by trained facilitators. It meets Mondays, Jan. 11 to Feb. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive, Geneva.

New volunteer orientation
Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice offers new volunteer orientation for anyone interested in volunteering with FVVH. Learn about the history of the agency, volunteer opportunities and more. An interview is required prior to attending the program on Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at FVVH, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva. Free but registration is required at (630) 232-2233, info@fvvh.org.

Next Step
Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice offers Next Step, monthly drop-in support group allowing those who have lost a spouse or significant other to discuss grief issues in a welcoming and nurturing environment. Participants will develop skills that will assist them in adapting to the life changes they are experiencing. This is the next step after participating in a previous grief support group. See www.fvvh.org for 2010 topics. It meets Thursday, Jan. 14, and the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at FVVH offices, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva.

Understanding Chemotherapy and Radiation
Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice offers Understanding Chemotherapy and Radiation, presented by Nancy Waalen, R.N., on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at FVVH, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva.

Our Grief Journey
Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice offers Our Grief Journey, a six-week program assisting those who have experienced the death of a loved one through education and group support. It is held on Mondays from Jan. 25 to March 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at FVVH, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva.

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