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Community Outreach Events

Help for Coping during the Holidays
holiday cope

The sights, sounds, & smells of the Holidays stir up our memories. Those who experienced the death of someone loved can find these memories both wonderful & yet difficult.

The Holidays will soon be upon us. You may come to feel excited, lonely, anxious, moody, restless, apprehensive, angry, happy, tense, nervous, anticipatory, sad or depressed.

You may experience some or all of these emotions at different times.

This is okay.   This is normal.   This is grief.

Following is a list of local events, basic grief information, and words we hope you find helpful during these upcoming days.

We hold you in our thoughts and prayers, Jeff and Kelly Beede


The 15th Annual Grief Education Day Grief 101-Where Do I Begin?
Saturday, November 1 ~ 9:30 am Registration|10-12 Noon Program
@ Wissota Place Assisted Living, 2801 Cnty Hwy I, Chippewa Falls (next to St. Joseph's Hospital
Free - No need to register |call 715-717-7581 for information

"Finding Healing in the Holidays"
Living The Rest that Works When Loss Makes Life Hard
Led by Rev. Scott Daniels
Sunday Nights. November 9-December 14 ~ 6:30-7:30 pm
@ The Den at The Center, 3701 E. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire
The holidays can be challenging. This can come from remembering lost loved ones but also from losses in relationships, careers, health and etc. But the holidays also invite us to receive and share God's comfort and care. "The Rest that Works" is a method of Christian Mindfulness that can help us unwrap the gifts of the holidays even as we are experiencing grief.
Limit 10 - Please sign-up at The Center or contact Scott 715-529-7683 or revscottd6@gmail.com Suggested donation to The Center $60

Surviving the Holidays
Monday, November 10 ~ 4:30-6:30 pm
@ Jacob's Well Church ~ Fireside Room
No matter how long it's been since your loved one died, grief can make the holidays a painful time. But there's hope. Join us for an encouraging seminar that will help you survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again.
3211 N. 50th Avenue, Chippewa Falls
cost $5 - please call 715-717-7581 to register or for more information

Something Old, Something New & Something Just to Get You Through *
Wednesday, November 19 ~ 6:00-7:30 pm @ The Healing Place
Journeying through a loss of any type can be difficult. As the holiday season approaches, that journey can seem overwhelming. This program will offer suggestions on how to navigate the holiday season, not eliminating the pain of loss, but softening the edges that come with that pain, and offering hope for a meaningful holiday season.
1010 Oakridge Drive, Eau Claire (register by Nov. 14 - no cost)

Love-Lights Ceremony * tree lighting to follow
Sunday, December 7 ~ 5:30 pm @ Sacred Heart Hospital Chapel 900 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire| Love-Lights $10 donation - registration deadline November 26 for name to appear in EC Leader Telegram

Healing Sounds of Christmas Concert *
Sunday, December 14 ~ 1:30-3:30 pm @ UW-EC Davies Center
Pre-register by Friday, December 5 - no cost

* Please call The Healing Place to register for these events. 715.717.6028 ~ The Healing Place|A Center for Life's Journeys. Please visit or call The Healing Place for more offerings, help, or questions.

(If you have an event that you would like listed, please give us a call 715-830-5470)

Coping with the Holidays while you are grieving

Talk - about your grief, hurt, needs, memories

Respect and have compassion for yourself. You may experience a multitude of feelings and responses.

Respect your physical, spiritual and psychological limits. Grief is work, so be tolerant of your lack of energy. Being tired is a normal grief experience.

Eliminate unnecessary stress.

Be aware of pangs of grief, memory embraces, that come in waves at surprising times.

Balance solitude. Be with supportive & comforting people.

Break the conspiracy of silence. Name and talk about the loved one who has died.

Be intentional. Take charge. Decide what is right for YOU.

Renew the resources for living.

Do something creative.

Remember the rest of the family, especially children.

Express and incorporate your faith.

we remember them

AMUNDSON, Brian G., age 64
Died: Friday, September 19th, 2014
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BARRETT, Edward J., age 89
Died: Monday, July 28th, 2014
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BUCHHOLZ, Janet M., age 57
Died: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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BURNS, Dana "Dan" R., age 68
Died: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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CAPOZZI, Brenda K., age 52
Died: Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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CHAMPION, Dennis D., age 72
Died: Sunday, July 20th, 2014
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DISHNEAU, Darlene Y., age 83
Died: Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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ENERSON, Margaret V., age 92
Died: Saturday, September 6th, 2014
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EVANS, Jerry M., age 79
Died: Friday, September 26th, 2014
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FEIRN, William, age 75
Died: Sunday, May 4th, 2014
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GERMANN, Ronald C., age 67
Died: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
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GIESE, John G., age 57
Died: Monday, May 5th, 2014
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GILBERT, Marion B., age 94
Died: Monday, July 7th, 2014
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HAGEN, Robert W., age 78
Died: Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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HILBURGER, Edward J., age 78
Died: Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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HOLMAN, Janet I., age 83
Died: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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HOLMBERG-RAU, Viola, age 102
Died: Monday, August 11th, 2014
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HOLSTEIN, Merle R., age 87
Died: Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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HOOD, Edna S., age 81
Died: Monday, September 8th, 2014
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KIEFFER, Thomas D., age 58
Died: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
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LELAND, David L., age 71
Died: Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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MCCARTHY, John F., age 100
Died: Friday, August 8th, 2014
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MIESCKE, Lorraine, age 96
Died: Monday, June 30th, 2014
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MIKOW, Joyce, age 82
Died: Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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MILLER, LaVerne O., age 93
Died: Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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PATTEN, LeRoy S., age 74
Died: Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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PICHLER, Ronald P., age 51
Died: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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PICHLER, Valerie C., age 51
Died: Monday, August 18th, 2014
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REED, Harold L., age 91
Died: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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REHBERG, Gene A., age 80
Died: Saturday, October 6th, 2012
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SCHULNER, George S., age 85
Died: Monday, June 16th, 2014
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SIKER, Milton, age 88
Died: Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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STOKES, Lois E., age 87
Died: Friday, April 18th, 2014
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TURNER, Carole A., age 56
Died: Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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WAGNER, Ann L., age 73
Died: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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WAGNER, Arthur R., age 95
Died: Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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WATERMAN, Denise A., age 48
Died: Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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WEBSTER, Evelyn B., age 90
Died: Friday, May 16th, 2014
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WHIPPLE, James "Jim" B., age 92
Died: Friday, September 26th, 2014
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WISEMILLER, Audrey E., age 77
Died: Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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WOLETZ, John E., age 73
Died: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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ZIMMERMAN, Lucille M., age 96
Died: Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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