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Pet Memorial Service

The Avow Bereavement team is hosting a Pet Memorial Service to celebrate our faithful companions and honor the memories we have with them. There is no cost to attend this service and it is open to the public. Attendees will meet behind the E. & L. Smith building at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples. Ceremony will be in the Avow Pet Memorial Garden. Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:00 AM RSVP at (239) 430-3184 or register@avowcares.org

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Pet Loss Support Group

The Avow Pet Loss Support Group creates a caring and supportive environment for those grieving after the loss of a pet. The group is open to the public and there is no cost to join. Avow will also hold a Pet Loss Memorial Service on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM. RSVPs requested for either event. Wednesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM February 5, 2020 February 19, 2020 March 4, 2020 March 18, 2020 April 1, 2020 April 15, [...]

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Avow Kids Write on My Mind

Let the creative minds run wild in an art night hosted by Avow Kids, with all work displayed in Aunt Janet’s House! This event is for children aged 5 – 17 who have experienced a loss and want to use art and poetry to express themselves. Avow Kids is partnering with WriteOnMyMind.com to promote healing and emotional expression, and to normalize loss. Every child’s artwork also will also be shared on WriteOnMyMind.com. Monday, January 20, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:30 [...]

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Avow Kids Family Memories Day

Join the Avow staff of licensed and credentialed professionals at the Naples Art Association for a day to celebrate memories and create new ones. Families who have had a loss (death, divorce, deployment, deportation, incarceration, or pet loss) can join us for a day of family-friendly activities. Parents and their children will work together throughout the day using art and music to honor loved ones. There is no cost to attend but RSVPs are required to participate in this fun [...]

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Avow Kids Equine Therapy

Join Avow Kids and the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center for an equine therapy camp. This group is open to any child aged 7 - 17 who has experienced loss due to a death. The group will be led by trained staff from Avow Kids and the riding center to help children process grief and loss. Thursdays 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM January 9, 2020 January 16, 2020 January 23, 2020 January 30, 2020 Location: Naples Therapeutic Riding Center 206 Ridge [...]

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Young Adult Grief Support

This is an 8-week group for young adults in their 20s and 30s who have experienced loss.  The purpose of this group is to create an environment where attendees can relate to their peers and their unique grief challenges in this age range.  The group will be held at Thrive Community Church in Estero, FL. Near FGCU’s campus. When: Thursdays from 2:30pm-4:00pm Dates: January 9th-February 27th Title: Grief & Loss in Young Adulthood Where: 20041 S Tamiami Trail # 1, [...]

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Parent Loss Support Group for Adults

Join us for this 8-week special grief support series designed to address the unique, and sometimes complicated, grief issues faced by adults who have lost a parent or parental figure. Losing a parent at any age is life changing and leaves many feeling like “adult orphans.” This group will provide support through the process of this unique life transition. Wednesdays, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM January 8, 2020 January 15, 2020 January 22, 2020 January 29, 2020 February 5, 2020 [...]

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Avow Kids New Year’s Eve Time Capsule

Join the Avow Kids team as we reflect on the year and look forward with “2020 vision” ahead! We will be creating and decorating time capsules to store special memories and hopes for the future. Bring a friend and celebrate this fun way to ring in the new year! All supplies will be provided. When:  Monday, December 30, 2019 & Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location:  Aunt Janet’s House on the Avow Campus RSVP to [...]

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Avow Kids Coping Skills Group

End the year on a high note as the Avow Kids teams helps explore some creative new coping skills to help us with big feelings.  Different skills will be explored each day of the group, so bring your friends as we talk about ideas for coping in the new year! Monday, December 30, 2019 & Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Aunt Janet’s House on the Avow campus RSVP to avowkids@avowcares.org

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Avow Kids Afternoon Movie

Get your favorite pillow and pull up a seat on the couch at Aunt Janet's House for the Avow Kids afternoon movie.  We'll be watching a family-friendly, PG-rated Disney movie while meeting new friends who have also experienced a loss.  Snacks will be provided! If you're not busy, join us for the Avow Kids art group, led by Avow's board-certified art therapist, directly before the movie from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM.  Just be sure to RSVP for both events! [...]

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Avow Kids Art Group

Join Avow Kids for an art intervention.  When words fail us, let the paint brush take over! This group, led by Avow’s board-certified art therapist, allows children dealing with loss to explore their emotions.  No prior experience necessary, all materials will be supplied. After the art group, stay for the Avow Kids afternoon movie from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, just be sure to RSVP to both!   When:  December 20, 2019 Time:  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Location:  Aunt [...]

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Grief Yoga Workshop

This is an opportunity to process grief through movement medicine, led by a certified yoga instructor (200 hr RYT) in collaboration with a bereavement counselor. We will offer guided movement, time for relaxation, and an opportunity to process through verbalization/journaling. Please dress comfortably in gym or similar attire. Please bring a mat if you own one, otherwise a mat will be provided. No yoga experience necessary. We will explore breath and simple movements. When: Tuesday, December 17th from 3:00-5:00pm. Where: Large [...]

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Holiday Social

The Center for Grief and Bereavement at Avow welcomes bereaved men and women to a casual holiday get-together. There will be light refreshments, opportunities for socializing, and music from volunteers playing flute and piano. Saturday, December 7, 2019 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Center for Grief and Bereavement Lyon Center, Avow campus RSVP to bereavement@avowcares.org

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Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Children's Grief Awareness Day is designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children — and of the benefits they obtain through the support of others. Children's Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity to make sure that grieving children receive the support they need. If you would like more information on our Avow Kids bereavement support groups please call (239) 261-4404 or email avowkids@avowcares.org.

2019-11-05T16:08:38-05:00Comments Off on Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Movie Matinee and Discussion “The Notebook”

The Center for Grief and Bereavement at Avow will host a screening of the film “The Notebook,” which deals with the loss of a great love after many life challenges and serious illness. After the film, our bereavement counselors will lead a discussion of coping with loss and moving forward with life. Popcorn and refreshments provided.   Wednesday, November 20, 2019 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Center for Grief and Bereavement at the Lyon Center Avow Campus 1225 Whippoorwill Lane, [...]

2019-10-03T17:06:59-05:00Comments Off on Movie Matinee and Discussion “The Notebook”

Avow Kids Camp MendingHeart

Camp MendingHeart is a bereavement camp for children and teens aged 7-17.  Join Avow Kids for a camping experience that incorporates art, music, outdoor adventures, and fun into activities that help young people heal from grief and the loss of a loved one.  New this year, we have a special program just for teens. All grief and loss sessions are facilitated by Avow bereavement professionals. There is no fee to attend and transportation is provided to the campgrounds in Fort [...]

2019-10-21T16:21:46-05:00Comments Off on Avow Kids Camp MendingHeart

National Children’s Grief Awareness Day Breakfast & Learn

Join us for a Breakfast and Learn in honor of National Children's Grief Awareness Month. Our Avow Kids team members will be there to share information about how children grieve and how the adults in their lives can help them through loss. Event is from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM in the Ispiri Community Center on the Avow campus.  Wear blue in support of National Children's Grief Awareness Day. To register for the event, send a message to avowkids@avowcares.org.

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Avow’s Annual Fall Remembering Ceremony

Please join us as we celebrate life and love in Avow’s annual fall Remembering ceremony. Families will have the opportunity to read their loved one’s name during the ceremony, write it on a leaf, and then hang the leaf on a tree, representing new life.  There is no cost to attend the event but RSVPs are requested. RSVP to bereavement@avowcares.org Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 6:00 PM Waterview Room at the Avow Ispiri Community Center 1095 Whippoorwill Lane Naples, FL  34105 [...]

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Avow Kids Improv Day Camp

Camp will be from 1 PM - 5 PM at Sugden Theatre on October 19, 2019 for children aged 6 - 17. Camp will be teaching and using Improvisational skills to improve coping skills for children dealing with various types of loss such as incarceration, deployment, divorce, deportation and death loss. There is no cost to attend. Registration is required by emailing avowkids@avowcares.org or calling (239) 261-4404. Location: The Naples Players 701 5th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102

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Bereavement Support Group

This group is open to any adult in the community who has experienced a loss of any kind. Start Date: Tuesday, October 8th End Date: Tuesday, November 26th When: Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where: Large bereavement room in the Lyon Center on the Avow campus at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples FL 34105 If you have any questions please call (239) 261-4404

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Avow Kids Messages from My Heart

Let the creative minds run wild in an art night  hosted by Avow Kids, with all artwork becoming a part of Aunt Janet’s House! This event is for children aged 5 – 17 who have experienced a loss and want to use art therapy to express themselves. Avow Kids is partnering with WriteOnMyMind.com to promote healing and emotional expression, and to normalize loss, with every child’s artwork also being displayed on their website. There is no cost to attend this [...]

2019-09-23T14:02:28-05:00Comments Off on Avow Kids Messages from My Heart

Avow Kids Divorce Support Group

Avow Kids Divorce Support Group is for children aged 7 - 13.  This group focuses on supporting kids after a divorce in a group setting at Aunt Janet's House.  Parents of children attending group will also have a space to get support from our bereavement professionals. Group is from 4 - 5 PM. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP at avowkids@avowcares.org or call (239) 261-4404.

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Coping with Grief at the Holidays

Open panel forum hosted by Avow bereavement and clinical staff. This panel discussion is for those who are grieving or supporting someone who is coping with a loss. Attendees will learn how to: -- Recognize the signs and symptoms of grief -- Cope with the unique challenges and sadness the holidays bring to those who grieve -- Use tools and resources to help themselves or others dealing with loss through the emotional stresses of the holiday season   Bring your [...]

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Avow Kids Family Support Group

This group is for families coping with a death.  Families will meet at Aunt Janet's House on the Avow campus at 5:30 PM for dinner.  Then at 6:00 PM kids will meet with a licensed counselor to do a support activity, while parents or caregivers meet separately for support. The session will conclude at 7 PM. To register email avowkids@avowcares.org or call (239) 261-4404.

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Adult Parent/Parental Figure Loss Grief Support

This support group will address the unique, and sometimes complicated, grief issues faced by adults who have lost parents or a parental figure. Losing a parent at any age is life-changing and leaves many feeling like "adult orphans." This group will provide support through the process of this unique life transition.

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Widow & Widower First-Year Support Group

The Widow & Widower support group is open to anyone in the community who has experienced a recent loss. The group is led by a licensed bereavement expert and is most appropriate for those who have experienced a loss within the past year. Some group participants choose simply to listen; others feel comfortable sharing thoughts and feelings. During the session, trained bereavement staff reassure participants about what are “normal” reactions to loss and guide those who need them to additional [...]

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Adult Parent/Parental Figure Loss Grief Support

This support group will address the unique, and sometimes complicated, grief issues faced by adults who have lost parents or a parental figure. Losing a parent at any age is life-changing and leaves many feeling like "adult orphans." This group will provide support through the process of this unique life transition.    

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