PRESS RELEASE, April 26, 2017 – HOSPICE HAWAII HOSTS ANNUAL FAMILY CAMP TO SUPPORT HOPE AND HEALING

 

HONOLULU (April 26, 2017) – Bringing hope and healing to children and families, Hospice Hawaii will hold its annual Ka Pilina Pulama Family Camp from June 9 – 11, 2017, at the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center in Hauula. This year’s theme is “Pohaku Ola,” which means “healing stone.” Understanding the importance of providing families with a strong support network to assist in the healing process, Hospice Hawaii’s Family Camp features fun camp activities, arts and crafts, moving ceremonies and delicious food to engage camp participants throughout the weekend.

“Hospice Hawaii is pleased to offer our annual Family Camp to support families as they go through the healing process,” said Kenneth L. Zeri, president and CPO of Hospice Hawaii. “When facing an unthinkable loss, it’s helpful to have people around you who understand and can support you. Another part of Family Camp is to help families learn it’s okay to have fun, too.”

Family Camp is situated in a peaceful setting that encourages the healing process. Designed for families with children ages 7-17 years, Family Camp offers participants valuable mentors and coping strategies, encouraging families to bond with one another and discover they are not alone in their grief journey toward healing. A range of indoor and outdoor activities, creative arts and crafts, and moving rituals are all offered to help participants feel better, celebrate their loved one, and enjoy their time together.

The deadline to register for this year’s Family Camp is May 11, 2017. Camp registration fee is $50 per family, with limited scholarships available. For more information about Family Camp or to register today, call (808) 791-8093 or email familycamp@HospiceHawaii.org.

About Hospice Hawaii
Established in 1979, Hospice Hawaii is about helping people in life. The goal of the non-profit organization is to help patients live as fully as possible, to provide comfort and relief from pain, and to aid in symptom management. An interdisciplinary team of professionals and trained volunteers strive to meet the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients and families in the comfort of their own homes as well as in other settings like its Kailua Home, nursing homes and other facilities. With offices on Oahu, Molokai and Lanai, Hospice Hawaii also provides bereavement support to patients, their families, and the wider community. For more information about Hospice Hawaii, visit www.hospicehawaii.org.

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