Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice’s Camp Dragonfly to be held Oct. 18

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LEWISTON — Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice’s Camp Dragonfly will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Tripp Lake Camp in Poland. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Camp Dragonfly, a program of the Program for Grieving Children & Teens, is a one-day retreat designed to bring together grieving children and teens with key supportive people in their lives.

“It showed me that I was not alone,” said Brianna, a Camp Dragonfly participant, “and that other people were grieving, too.”

Specially trained counselors and volunteers provide a supportive environment to help meet the unique needs of grieving children, teens and adults. The camp activities offer opportunities for both therapeutic experiences and education about the grief process.

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The camp is also prepared to support children who have not experienced a loss but are living with a family member with a terminal illness.

The goal of the one-day camp is to offer support to all who have experienced a loss, to help educate those attending about the grieving process and to help families feel comfortable having those difficult conversations with their children and other family members about death and loss.

The camp is open to hospice patients of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, as well as families in the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one or are expecting a loss.

If you are interested in attending or know of someone who might benefit from attending, call 207-777-7740 or 1-800-482-7412 and ask for Amy Dulac, bereavement coordinator.

For more information on Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and all of their services, visit www.AHCH.org.

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