Friends of Caroline provides quality-of-life care that offers hope and encouragement to those nearing the end-of-life’s journey and support for their family, friends and the community
Camp Caroline will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 on Dataw Island. Camp registration is now open.
Registration has been extended to Monday, October 3rd! For more information visit our page on Camp Caroline.
Camp Caroline Liability Release Form This form must be completed by a parent/guardian and turned into Friends of Caroline prior to your child’s participation at Camp Caroline.
FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice is located in beautiful downtown Port Royal in Beaufort County, providing support whenever you need us, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone: 843-525-6257 Address: 1110 13th Street, Port Royal, SC 29935 Office hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
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Do you remember your first experience with a loss and grief? 1 in 5 children will experience the death of someone close to them by age 18. (Kenneth Doka, Editor of OMEGA, Journal of Death and Dying). Children experience grief much the same way adults do, but sometimes, it can go unrecognized. As parents or guardians, we want to protect our children, not burden them with the ugly truths surrounding a loved one’s illness and death. This often leaves kids feeling confused about what is happening, or has happened; misunderstood or even not trust-worthy with the news of why or how someone they care about died. Children don’t want to burden their parents with questions, or make them feel sad because they are asking questions, and keep those confusing feelings to themselves. As their grief progresses, feelings are acted out through withdrawal from friends, favorite activities and school subjects; a decline in concentration and participation in school; acting out.
For the past 13 years, Friends has partnered with the BCSD to offer grief support groups for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Dedicated volunteers are trained to facilitate groups once a week for six weeks. These groups allow students to identify their feelings, know they are normal, and not alone in what they feel. Students learn how to appropriately handle feelings of grief that may return from time to time; who their support system is; and how to remember their loved one.
Camp Caroline, an extension of the Student Bereavement program, began in 2015. Camp Caroline is a free, one day bereavement camp for students. Students do not have to be associated with hospice – Camp is free to any student in 1st thru 12th grades who have experienced a significant loss. This loss could have taken place recently, three years ago, five years ago – there is no limit to when the loss occurred. Camp is open to any student who could benefit, and is free of charge. Registration is now open and applications are available on our website. Applications will be accepted until Monday, Oct 3rd.
For details and the application for Camp Caroline, visit our Camp link or give us a call at 843-525-6257.
Links We Like is a weekly round-up of thoughtful stories, useful articles, and helpful resources from the web. Links are in blue.
This week, we explore what it’s like working in hospice. Working in hospice, we here a spectrum of opinions – from we’re “death angels” to thanks and praise for the help provided to a patient and family. Most often, we humbly accept proffered thanks. Below are links to articles and interviews written by hospice professionals on why they chose the hospice profession, and the lessons they’ve learned.
Meet Mary Landberg, hospice nurse and photographer of the Hospice Portraits project.
A hospice grief counselor visits a psychic for “research”.
A social worker describes her first internship experience with hospice, and what she learned there.
This one isn’t an article, but a list of 24 confessions of a hospice worker. And they’re all true.