Grieving, loss and healing topic of stateline presentation

From press release

ROSCOE, Ill.—Beloit Regional Hospice is welcoming back Douglas C. Smith, renowned speaker, trainer and consultant, for an enlightening program and book signing on Thursday, April 22, at the NorthPointe Community Room, 5605 E. Rockton Road in Roscoe. The topic for the evening is “Different Ways of Grieving, Different Ways of Healing.”Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of Smith’s book, The Tao of Grieving, which includes beautiful photos and poetic meditations (listed on for $52.50).

Continuing education credits are also available for nurses and social workers. Attendees will learn of Smith’s truly unique experiences while gaining knowledge on grieving styles, and how to help yourself and others who are grieving due to a variety of topics such as death, job loss, divorce, loss of health and traumatic situations.

Light refreshments and registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the program from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost includes program materials, continuing education credits, refreshments and the book, all for just $50. Contact Beloit Regional Hospice at (877) 363-7421 to register by April 16 or for more information. Registrations will be accepted at the door if space permits.

Beloit Regional Hospice provides care for terminally-ill patients and support for their families in the counties of Boone, Green, Rock, Walworth and Winnebago. The nonprofit organization’s mission is, “To help make each moment of remaining life as full and comfortable as possible.” The hospice team is committed to helping patients choose the end-of-life care they want and need. The team includes nurses, certified nursing assistants, physicians, social workers, grief support staff, chaplains and volunteers, as well as administrative and clerical staff. Visit their Web site at

From the April 14-20, 2010 issue

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