Events & Happenings


Support for Grieving Spouses

Hosted by AMOREM Grief Support Services
January 31 through March 9, 2023
2 to 3:30 p.m.

 

The death of a spouse can leave the survivor feeling empty, confused, and vulnerable. Ashewood Grief Support Services of AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care & Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, will offer opportunities to understand your grief process, receive support from others who are coping with similar situations and a space to share your experiences and insights. 

Support for Grieving Spouses, a five-week support group for men and women who have lost a spouse at any age, will be available at AMOREM’s Valdese, High Country and Caldwell locations from January 31 through March 9, 2023. Meeting times vary between locations so, please be sure to check your service area for appropriate dates and times.

 

Valdese Service Area:

Tuesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690

January 31 through March 7, 2023

High Country Service Area:

Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4 p.m.

137 Moonstruck Lane, Boone, NC 28607

February 1 through March 8, 2023

Caldwell Service Area:

Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

526 Pine Mountain Rd, Hudson, NC 28638

February 2 through March 9, 2023

 

AMOREM is committed to providing grief support services to anyone who needs and wants help in coping with their grief, including those with no hospice affiliation. This support group is one of many grief services made possible through the generous support of the community.

To register, or for more information about Support for Grieving Spouses or other grief support services, call 828.754.0101, visit www.amoremsupport.org or contact Kimberly Setzer at ksetzer@amoremsupport.org.


Good Grief Meal

Thursday, March 2, 2023
3 p.m.
Captain's Galley Restaurant
4345 Hickory Blvd, Granite Falls, NC 

AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, will hold its next monthly Good Grief Meal at 3pm, Thursday, March 2, at the Captain's Galley, 4345 Hickory Blvd, Granite Falls, NC. The informal time of food and fellowship is open to anyone who is experiencing grief and loss. The meal is Dutch treat.

The Good Grief Meal is sponsored through Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, grief support services of AMOREM, and is one of many opportunities offered to help individuals of all ages and families cope with the loss of people they love. Because of the generous support of our community and the belief that grief support services improve quality of life, AMOREM offers community grief support services to anyone who needs help in coping with grief. 

 For more information, please call 828.754.0101 or email Kimberly Setzer at ksetzer@amoremsupport.org. 


Adult Volunteer Training

March 14 and 16, 2023—Caldwell Campus
March 21 and 23, 2023—Valdese Campus
March 28 and 30, 2023—High Country Campus

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Do you have the compassionate spirit needed to be a companion for someone’s journey? In partnership with AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care & Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, staff, volunteers serve an essential role in patient and family support, administrative and community support.

AMOREM is hosting three separate two-day in-person* trainings in March for adults who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers. To reserve a spot in the training, participants must complete an application at www.amoremsupport.org/volunteer/apply-now. *Please note that trainings are subject to be held virtually.

An array of topics will be covered to help prepare attendees to become successful volunteers. Participants will learn about the strong community history and commitment of AMOREM, the physical, spiritual, and psychosocial issues hospice patients face, and much more from AMOREM’s staff of end-of-life care experts.

Currently, there is a need for volunteers to provide patient and family support. Other specific needs include veteran volunteers to support and make Veterans Honoring Veterans presentations to patients who are veterans.

Attendance is required at both sessions and meals will be provided. For more information or to register for the March 2023 adult volunteer training opportunity, contact Director of Volunteer Services Cyndi Akins at 828.754.0101, 1.844.MY.JOURNEY, or cakins@amoremsupport.org. You may also register online at www.amoremsupport.org/volunteer/apply-now.


Hospice 101:
Understanding Hospice Care

March 16, 2023
12:00 noon
via Zoom

This virtual workshop will describe what hospice is, who is eligible, who pays for care and what services are included. Learn all that hospice has to offer to patients and families, and how it can look different for each individual.

There is no cost to the community, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information, or to register, contact Twyla Hildebrand at 828.754.0101 or 1.844.4AMOREM, or email thildebrand@amoremsupport.org.


Good Grief Meal

Thursday, April 6, 2023
3 p.m.
Southern Crossroads
129 Wilkesboro Blvd SE, Lenoir, NC 

AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, will hold its next monthly Good Grief Meal at 3pm, Thursday, April 6, at Southern Crossroads, 129 Wilkesboro Blvd SE, Lenoir, NC. The informal time of food and fellowship is open to anyone who is experiencing grief and loss. The meal is Dutch treat.

The Good Grief Meal is sponsored through Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, grief support services of AMOREM, and is one of many opportunities offered to help individuals of all ages and families cope with the loss of people they love. Because of the generous support of our community and the belief that grief support services improve quality of life, AMOREM offers community grief support services to anyone who needs help in coping with grief. 

 For more information, please call 828.754.0101 or email Kimberly Setzer at ksetzer@amoremsupport.org. 


It's the GIFT You Give Your Loved Ones:
Advance Care Planning Virtual Workshop

April 20, 2023
12:00 noon
via Zoom

Deciding the kind of health care you want at the end of your life is called ADVANCE CARE PLANNING...and it's the greatest gift you can give your loved ones.

Every day, we make dozens of choices for ourselves. Our friends and family learn these choices over time, remembering everything from our favorite colors to what drink to order for us at dinner. Yet when it comes to some of the most important choices we make—choices about what we would want for our health care if we could not speak for ourselves—few of our friends and family can say for sure what our wishes are.

The goal of advance care planning is for you to live well, in a way that is meaningful to you, for as long as you live.

If you become unable to make your own decisions, and your wishes are not formally recorded, your physician will consult someone close to you about your care. They will rely on this person to try to guess your wishes. Don't let a guess guide your health care! These questions are best considered, decided and communicated to others in advance, long before there is a health crisis or illness.

AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care & Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, is offering an Advance Care Planning Virtual Workshop on April 20, 2023, at 12 noon.

There is no cost to the community, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information, or to register, call 828.754.0101 or 1.844.4AMOREM, or email thildebrand@amoremsupport.org.


Good Grief Meal

Thursday, May 4, 2023
3 p.m.
The Mayflower Restaurant
303 Blowing Rock Blvd, Lenoir, NC 

AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, will hold its next monthly Good Grief Meal at 3pm, Thursday, May 4, at the Mayflower Restaurant, 303 Blowing Rock Blvd, Lenoir, NC. The informal time of food and fellowship is open to anyone who is experiencing grief and loss. The meal is Dutch treat.

The Good Grief Meal is sponsored through Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, grief support services of AMOREM, and is one of many opportunities offered to help individuals of all ages and families cope with the loss of people they love. Because of the generous support of our community and the belief that grief support services improve quality of life, AMOREM offers community grief support services to anyone who needs help in coping with grief. 

 For more information, please call 828.754.0101 or email Kimberly Setzer at ksetzer@amoremsupport.org. 


Good Grief Meal

Thursday, June 1, 2023
3 p.m.
Captain's Galley
4345 Hickory Blvd, Granite Falls, NC 

AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, will hold its next monthly Good Grief Meal at 3pm, Thursday, June 1, at the Captain's Galley, 4345 Hickory Blvd, Granite Falls, NC. The informal time of food and fellowship is open to anyone who is experiencing grief and loss. The meal is Dutch treat.

The Good Grief Meal is sponsored through Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, grief support services of AMOREM, and is one of many opportunities offered to help individuals of all ages and families cope with the loss of people they love. Because of the generous support of our community and the belief that grief support services improve quality of life, AMOREM offers community grief support services to anyone who needs help in coping with grief. 

 For more information, please call 828.754.0101 or email Kimberly Setzer at ksetzer@amoremsupport.org. 


Hospice 101:
Understanding Hospice Care

July 20, 2023
12:00 noon
via Zoom

This virtual workshop will describe what hospice is, who is eligible, who pays for care and what services are included. Learn all that hospice has to offer to patients and families, and how it can look different for each individual.

There is no cost to the community, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information, or to register, contact Twyla Hildebrand at 828.754.0101 or 1.844.4AMOREM, or email thildebrand@amoremsupport.org.


It's the GIFT You Give Your Loved Ones:
Advance Care Planning Virtual Workshop

September 21, 2023
12:00 noon
via Zoom

Deciding the kind of health care you want at the end of your life is called ADVANCE CARE PLANNING...and it's the greatest gift you can give your loved ones.

Every day, we make dozens of choices for ourselves. Our friends and family learn these choices over time, remembering everything from our favorite colors to what drink to order for us at dinner. Yet when it comes to some of the most important choices we make—choices about what we would want for our health care if we could not speak for ourselves—few of our friends and family can say for sure what our wishes are.

The goal of advance care planning is for you to live well, in a way that is meaningful to you, for as long as you live.

If you become unable to make your own decisions, and your wishes are not formally recorded, your physician will consult someone close to you about your care. They will rely on this person to try to guess your wishes. Don't let a guess guide your health care! These questions are best considered, decided and communicated to others in advance, long before there is a health crisis or illness.

AMOREM, formerly Burke Hospice and Palliative Care & Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, is offering an Advance Care Planning Virtual Workshop on September 21, 2023, at 12 noon.

There is no cost to the community, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information, or to register, call 828.754.0101 or 1.844.4AMOREM, or email thildebrand@amoremsupport.org.


Hospice 101:
Understanding Hospice Care

November 16, 2023
12:00 noon
via Zoom

This virtual workshop will describe what hospice is, who is eligible, who pays for care and what services are included. Learn all that hospice has to offer to patients and families, and how it can look different for each individual.

There is no cost to the community, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For more information, or to register, contact Twyla Hildebrand at 828.754.0101 or 1.844.4AMOREM, or email thildebrand@amoremsupport.org.