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Free Bereavement Camp for children to promote hope & healing

40 children entering grades 2-11 in September 2018 who are adjusting to the death of a loved one will be attending a free day camp this week. Camp Heartstrings / Camp Dreams will run from Wednesday, July 18th to Friday, July 20th, 2018 from 1PM to 5:30PM daily on the campus of St. John Fisher College. Professionally trained bereavement social workers, interns and volunteers will work with the children to promote understanding, acceptance, hope and healing through a comprehensive program of activities such as crafts, yoga, music, pet therapy, games and summer fun. Through this program, children will develop coping skills for handling and expressing grief, feel safe while expressing their grief, and realize other children struggle with the same emotions.

Camp Heartstrings / Camp Dreams is presented by UR Medicine Home Care, Dreams from Drake, Pittsford Youth Services and St. John Fisher College. For more information on camp, visit https://urmhomecare.org/hospice-care-services/camp-heartstrings/ or call Michele Allman, LMSW at (585) 274-4069.

About UR Medicine Home Care
UR Medicine Home Care encompasses UR Medicine’s not-for-profit, Medicare-certified home health care agencies, licensed home care agencies, and hospice programs. Licensed by the State of New York, its affiliates serve patients in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, Seneca and Yates counties, and when taken together is one of the largest full-service home health systems in the nation. Services include nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies, assistance with daily activities (home health aide services), Meals On Wheels, Hospice (in homes and facilities), Nurse-Family Partnership, Assistive Technology, Health Home care management, and Telehealth. For more information, call 585-787-2233 or visit urmhomecare.org

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