Deschutes Public Library News
Celebrate National Hospice Month
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 11/13/2003
Join Deschutes Public Library and Central Oregon Home Health & Hospice in celebrating National Hospice & Home Care Month at a program titled “Making Memories,” in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library on Wednesday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m.
“Scrapbooking,” says Ed Perregaux, Outreach Coordinator of Central Oregon Home health and Hospice, “can be a great multi-generational activity. Looking through pictures together and creating a memory page can be healing while creating treasured family keepsake in the process.”
The program at the library is kicking off what Perragaux expects to be a very successful program offered by COHH&H. Bereavement staff and volunteers at COHH&H have been exploring using scrapbooking as a tool for grief recovery. “We have staff and volunteers anxious to head out to places where seniors gather and demonstrate the art of creating a memory page that can be passed along to children or grandchildren.” He also expects the agency to begin offering the program to patients and families in their care and hopes to attract a special group of volunteers who are “compassionate and scrapbook capable.” Perregaux believes that people who never thought they could be hospice volunteers would find being a scrapbook volunteer very rewarding.
During the program, bereavement staff will present a brief discussion of the grieving process and then participants will have time to create a memory page. Scrapbooking supplies will be provided. However, attendees should bring photos and other personal memorabilia to include on their page. This program is free and open to the public but seating and supplies are limited. For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.