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PROCLAMATION

 

Grief Awareness Month

 

WHEREAS, November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Therefore The Schorman Center, “A PLACE FOR HEALING AND LOSS,” an outreach of Hospice of Warren County acknowledges the importance of GRIEF AWARENESS; and

 

WHEREAS, The Schorman Center, an outreach of Hospice of Warren County acknowledges the two million deaths in the US each year which impacts approximately 20 million people; and

 

WHEREAS, Because grieving is a natural and normal response to death and other losses, all persons are urged to be sensitive and supportive of their families, neighbors, friends and colleagues who are adjusting to a significant loss in their lives; and

 

WHEREAS, Time set aside for grief awareness will heighten awareness of our human mortality and address our common need for mourning and healing and will promote spiritual, mental, physical and emotional health; and

 

WHEREAS, The Schorman Center, an outreach of Hospice of Warren County therefore encourages businesses, schools, faith communities, healthcare organizations, civic groups, and neighbors to join them in observing this special time of GRIEF AWARENESS of every person’s right to grieve in the face of death and loss; and

 

WHEREAS, The purpose of GRIEF AWARENESS is to help the community realize that grief is not an event but a process. Too often in our society it is believed that after the first few weeks, life continues on as before the death of a loved one;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Warren County along with The Schorman Center, an outreach of Hospice of Warren County encourages everyone to join us in observing the month of November as Grief Awareness Month, in recognition of every person’s right to grieve in the face of death and loss.

 

ADOPTED this 24th day of October 2018.

 

COMMISSIONERS OF WARREN COUNTY

 

 

Benjamin Kafferlin

Chair

 

 

Cindy Morrison

Attest:                                                                   Vice Chair

 

 

Pamela J. Matve                                                   Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                           Secretary