Category Archives: Santa Cruz Grief Support

Surviving the Holidays When Someone You Love Has Died

We know that during the Holidays those of us who are grieving the loss of a loved one can find this time to be particularly difficult. Hospice of Santa Cruz County wants to help. We may need extra support for surviving the holiday season if we are in the midst of grief. In the next couple of weeks we will be posting a number of survival strategies and suggestions adapted from Judy Tatelbaum, MSW and James A. Avery, MD – Medical Director VNSNY Hospice Care; along with poems and photos. Using these suggestions won’t necessarily take your grief away, but they can help you manage your grief at a time of the year when the world is supposed to be joyous. We’ll start by sharing the following poem written by Jacqueline Brown for National Children’s Memorial Day: Lights of Love Can you see our candles Burning in the night? Lights