Winter 2018 Bereavement Support Group

Hannah Creager

This support group is recommended for any adult in the community who is grieving the death of a loved one.  Focused resources on grief and coping are provided at each session, and conversation at each session is centered on the grief experience.  The group is an opportunity for those navigating the grief process to feel less alone on the journey. … Read More

4th Annual Light Up A Life

Kerry Mellette

Remember… The lights on the Tree at Hospice House illuminate themes of remembrance, giving and sharing. They also remind us of those unexpected, miraculous glimmers of light that can appear in the darkest times of our lives, even as the evergreen tree reminds us that, even in the dead of winter, life goes on in nature and in our hearts. … Read More

Fall 2017 Guild Reception

Kerry Mellette

Join us for an evening reception to support Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg hosted by Hospice House Guild Volunteers. The reception includes heavy hor d’oeuvres, raffle prizes and silent auction. Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:00 PM Legacy Hall 4301 New Town Ave. Williamsburg, VA 23188 Suggested Donation: $25 For questions or to RSVP for the event, please contact … Read More

Candlelight Memorial Service 2017

Hannah Creager

This is a nondenominational candlelight service to honor loved ones who have died over the last year. The service is open to anyone in the Williamsburg community desiring an opportunity to remember their loved one in a special way.  It includes reflective readings, music and the lighting of candles as a sign of remembrance. This year’s service will be held … Read More

Fall 2017 Open House

Kerry Mellette

Drop in on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 4-6pm to tour the Hospice House and to learn more about our services and volunteer opportunities. Open to anyone in the community. Refreshments supplied by our Hospice House Guild volunteers. For more information, please contact Kerry Mellette, Advancement Director at 757-253-1220 or kmellette@williamsburghospice.org. We hope to see you there!   Share This … Read More

When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults

Hannah Creager

Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg announces a new bereavement support group starting this fall for adult children who have experienced the death of a parent. Just because the death of a parent follows a “natural progression of life” doesn’t mean that grieving our parents is easy, quick or less important. Come and join us as we explore together … Read More

Fall 2017 Bereavement Support Group

Hannah Creager

This support group is recommended for any adult in the community who is grieving the death of a loved one.  Focused resources on grief and coping are provided at each session, and conversation at each session is centered on the grief experience.  The group is an opportunity for those navigating the grief process to feel less alone on the journey. … Read More

Obituaries and Empty Spaces: Reflections on Vigil Volunteering

Debra PodishDeath and Dying

A reporter from the Chicago Sun Times called me a couple of weeks ago to inquire if I knew anything about the death or funeral details of a woman who recently died at Sentara Hospital. This woman, Louise Hutchinson, was a former reporter for the Chicago Tribune and her recent obituary made reference to Hospice House & Support Care. I … Read More

Getting Geared Up to Hike

Hannah CreagerUncategorized

I’ve been hiking since I was two years old. My dad would bundle me up every fall and take me on a hiking trail. Living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia made finding a good hiking trail pretty easy, and it also made me deeply in tune with what it meant to get ready to hike. I learned from … Read More

A Whole Lotta Love at Hospice House

Hannah CreagerUncategorized

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning.   This week is National Patient Recognition Week, and it’s also the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, so we’re highlighting the ways we show our love, compassion, care and appreciation to our guests and their families at Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg.   We hope … Read More