Updated post! Dates are set for our kids-teens-and-parent hiking groups.
Once again this season, we will offer a way to combine exercise and support for people who are grieving or caregiving. The idea for organizing hikes came from a realization that “nature heals”, and that participating in a traditional grief support group, especially immediately after a loss, can be too difficult for some people.The hikes have a mostly free structure. Route, pace and duration are flexible, depending on the participants, the weather and the season.Making connections with fellow hikers, especially those who have shared similar losses, can be the greatest comfort. Caregivers too stand to benefit, both from the emotional support and respite these outings provide.
TRU Hiking Groups are open to Boulder hospice families, as well as the community.
For Kids, Teens and Parents
This offering is for families – parents will go on one trail, teens will go on another and kids will go on their own. Each group will have a group facilitator. We do a series of six hikes and you can remember your special person who has died, be around others that are going through the same thing and get support.
You are responsible for transportation to the meeting place at the trailhead each week and to bring water and snacks. Pre-registration required, with hikes starting on Tuesday, May 3 at 5 p.m. at the Chautauqua ranger station. See our grief services page for details and to RSVP.
I’m interested in knowing more information about the hiking groups in 2016. Do you know when that informational come out?
TRU Community Care says
Hello Kristin! We have hiking groups for folks of all ages – so please visit our Grief Services pages at http://www.trucare.org/our-hospice-services/grief-support/ or give our offices a call at 303-604-5300.
Bill Woolard says
The hiking groups sounds good.I still grieve for Mary Lou.