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If you find yourself grieving the death of someone close to you, the thought of the holiday can be very overwhelming but there are things you can do to prepare.

  • Be honest with how you are feeling to people close to you.
  • If you agree to plans allow yourself the ability to not go of it becomes too difficult.
  • If you go to someone’s home, park in the street so you can leave when you are ready without a lot of fuss. While there, bring things that bring you comfort should you need a few moments to yourself….photo, small soft items, their perfume or cologne.
  • Do something in honor of your loved one…volunteer, make a donation, something that they would appreciate.
  • Create new traditions while doing what means something to you.
  • And if it comes to it….it’s ok to take a holiday off.

The holiday season is full of traditions, emotions and expectations. Self-care is very important during this time, plenty of sleep, eating healthy and drink plenty of nonalcoholic beverages. No matter what you want your life to look like this year…it’s up to you completely. Give yourself grace and patience as you navigate this time of year.

 Reflections of Life Articles: Fall 2022

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NorthStar’s Shining Lights Interns and Outcomes

This year we have the opportunity to host three wonderful interns within the NorthStar Program. As students are progressing in their education this is one of the great ways to put theory into practice. NorthStar Coordinator Lynn Kiefer and the kids are the benefactors of these interns. They work with the children and youth within …

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During the month of September the St. Francis Foundation reminded each staff member that they hold a wand of goodness and love. Each year we celebrate the commitment staff have in service to patients and families and honor them for their gifts over the year. Our staff members know first-hand some of the very needs …

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Reflections of Love 2022

You are invited to join us for a beautiful free community memorial celebration and tree lighting in honor of those whose memory we will always cherish. November 17, 2022 at 6 pm Cocoa Riverfront Park, 401 Riveredge Blvd., Cocoa, Florida. For more information visit: Reflectionslsc.org/ROL2022 or text: ROL2022 to 41444.

Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)

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Bonded with Love

Gifts come in many forms to foundations. Just recently St. Francis received some lovely savings bonds from a donor’s estate. This donor had been thoughtful in putting aside monthly through savings bonds over the years. It reminds me of having a piggy bank when I was a kid and putting money aside and then every once in a while taking it out and counting what was the grand total.

DASH Home Challenge

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