Healing Threads


Finding Comfort in a Bereavement Support Knitting Group

In the midst of grief, the road to healing can often feel solitary and overwhelming. The Beth Donovan Hospice recognizes the profound impact that creativity and community can have on the healing process which is the motivating factor behind the upcoming bereavement support knitting group beginning in January, 2024. This unique gathering provides a safe and nurturing space for individuals navigating the turbulent waters of loss to come together, share their stories, and find solace in busy hands and warm hearts.

The therapeutic benefits of knitting are well-documented, offering a meditative and calming experience that can aid in coping with grief. The act of creating something tangible, stitch by stitch, provides a sense of accomplishment and a physical representation of progress. Beyond the therapeutic aspects of the craft, a knitting group fosters a supportive community where participants can openly discuss their emotions and memories, knowing they are surrounded by empathetic listeners who understand. Facilitated by a senior Grief Care intern, the group will meet at the Hospice Monday mornings from 9:30 am to 11 am and will run weekly from January 8 to April 15, 2024.

Participation is free. You may keep your creation or donate it to someone being cared for by the Hospice.

New members are welcome to join at any time, and if you cannot make it every Monday, come when you can. You are always welcome. Registration required.

Contact Teresa, [email protected]. 613-258-9611 x4.


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