VNA Bereavement Services

The VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove extends their deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. We would like to be able to help you walk through your grief, at your own pace.  We will be glad to help you in any way that we can. Please feel free to contact us by calling: 717-637-1227 or 1-800-422-3197.

Ten Strategies to Help You Cope with Grief and Loss

  1. Take time out to do something nice for yourself
  2. Avoid making major decisions
  3. Talk
  4. Express yourself creatively
  5. Honor your loved one’s memory
  6. Take care of your physical health
  7. Avoid using chemicals to numb your feelings
  8. Allow yourself to participate in fun activities
  9. Plan ahead for special occasions
  10. Reach out to people who are willing to listen

Recovery and Adjustment

Grieving is a slow process of recovery after losing someone to whom you are deeply attached.  Your sense of self and security is disrupted.  As you adjust to this major loss, your goal is to develop or strengthen connections with other people, places, or activities.  These new parts of your life are not meant to replace the person and former activities that you have lost.  Instead, they serve to support you as you begin to start a new phase of your life.

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