Comfort Care Hospice hosts holiday grief workshop

Published 10:02 pm Monday, November 15, 2010

The holidays can be very difficult for someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, but it helps them to know they are not alone.

Comfort Care Hospice is hosting a holiday grief workshop “Strength for the Season” for the Clanton community Saturday at Kelsey’s Place.

This is the first time this workshop is being held in Clanton, and it is a spinoff of the support group held at the Chilton Medical Center.

“I feel like there is need for it in the community,” said Mylesa Weatherford, LCSW. “Recently, there have been a lot of tragedies in Chilton County, and the census from the people I have spoken with in this town says that people need this.”

There will be a facilitated discussion to approach the situations in a warm, inviting atmosphere, said Weatherford.

“This is for anyone who has ever lost a loved one—it doesn’t matter if it was 25 years ago,” said Weatherford. “This is open for people who have lost children, spouses, friends, parents or grandparents—it is open to the public.”

This workshop is free of charge, and the schedule is: Saturday, Nov. 20, from 8:30–9 a.m., light breakfast sponsored by Panera Bread, and 9–11 a.m., discussion group.

“We’re hoping for a good size crowd, but really if one person attends and needs help this season, I will be happy,” said Weatherford. “I think this is going to be a great learning opportunity for everyone involved.”

Information for grief resources in town will also be available at the workshop.
The workshop will be located at Kelsey’s Place, 950 Lumac Road Clanton (by the new Dollar General store off of Highway 31).

RSVP to Mylesa Weatherford, LCSW at or call 663-6887 or 1-877-231-0321.

Comfort Care Hospice, Clanton First United Methodist Church, Chilton Medical Center, Renee Smith and Associates and Trinity Episcopal Church are sponsors of the workshop.