Events & Happenings


LION'S HEART:
Grief Support Groups for Children and Teens

February 27-March 26, 2024
Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Valdese Professional Center
1721 Enon Road, Valdese

A lion-hearted individual is someone who has exceptional courage and bravery. Choosing to heal after the loss of a loved one is something that certainly requires these character traits. It requires one to have a lion's heart.

During these five-week support group sessions, children and teens will have the opportunity to connect with other grieving children and teens as they heal from the loss of a significant person in their lives due to death, regardless of whether the person they lost was an AMOREM patient. Throughout each week, participants will explore different themed discussions and activities to help them better understand their grief and emotions.

CHILDREN'S GROUP is designed for ages 5 through 12, and will be facilitated by Kimberly Setzer, Jessie Preston and Katie Pekman.

TEEN'S GROUP is designed for ages 13 through 17, and will be facilitated by Brielle Kaluzny and Jennie Reid.

There is no cost to participants, but registration is required. Download registration form here. For more information, or to register, contact Kimberly Setzer at 828.754.0101 or 1.844.4AMOREM, or email ksetzer@amoremsupport.org.


Compassionate Connections:
Good Grief Meals

March 6, 2024
3 p.m.
Troy's 105 Diner
1286 NC-105, Boone

March 7, 2024
3 p.m.
JD's Smokehouse
2731 Morganton Blvd., Lenoir

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. The Good Grief Meal is a time of fellowship and socialization for individuals who are grieving. AMOREM reserves meeting space and participants are responsible for the cost of their own meal. Locations and times are subject to change. Please verify before attendance. Contact Callie Sherrill at csherrill@amoremsupport.org or Brielle Kaluzny at bkaluzny@amoremsupport.org or 828-754-0101 with any questions.


Advance Care Planning Workshop

March 14, 2024
1:30 p.m.
Caldwell Senior Center
650A Pennton Avenue SW, Lenoir, NC

AMOREM and the Caldwell Senior Center will partner to offer an Advance Care Planning Workshop at no cost to the community on the second Thursday of each month. The workshop will be held March 14, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir.

Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney are gifts to your family. Deciding, discussing and documenting your healthcare wishes helps ensure your healthcare wishes are known and honored. It also gives you peace of mind that you have made appropriate preparations. Notaries and witnesses will be available to help anyone who wants to complete their documents at the clinic. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 828.758.2883.


Compassionate Connections:
Good Grief Meals

April 3, 2024
3 p.m.
Mike's Inland Seafood
174 Jefferson Road, Boone

April 4, 2024
3 p.m.
Captain D's
2804 Hickory Blvd., Hudson

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. The Good Grief Meal is a time of fellowship and socialization for individuals who are grieving. AMOREM reserves meeting space and participants are responsible for the cost of their own meal. Locations and times are subject to change. Please verify before attendance. Contact Callie Sherrill at csherrill@amoremsupport.org or Brielle Kaluzny at bkaluzny@amoremsupport.org or 828-754-0101 with any questions.


Good Mourning Children's Grief Camp

HUDSON CAMPUS
Saturday, April 6, 2024
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC

VALDESE CAMPUS
Saturday, April 20, 2024
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC

BOONE CAMPUS
Saturday, May 4, 2024
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
137 Moonstruck Lane, Boone, NC

AMOREM will offer three opportunities to help grieving children. We may not recognize their grief because children express grief differently from adults. When children experience death, they may think they are the only ones in the world who have ever lost a mom, dad, grandparent or other loved one. At Good Mourning Children’s Grief Camp, children will learn that they are not alone, their feelings are normal, and it is okay to remember their loved ones.

AMOREM’s annual Good Mourning Children’s Grief Camp will be on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC; on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC; and on Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 137 Moonstruck Lane, Boone, NC. For more than 20 years, children ages six through 12 who are grieving the loss of a loved one have been invited to spend a day devoted to remembering and healing through grief related activities. Through age-appropriate activities, children will gain a better understanding of grief and realize they are not alone. As they talk, draw, write, listen, and laugh, children can find the healing tools they need.

Good Mourning Children’s Grief Camp, presented by Ashewood Grief Support Services, is provided at no cost to participants due to the generosity and support of the community, and is facilitated by AMOREM staff and specially trained adult and teen volunteers. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Ashewood Grief Support Services, grief support care of AMOREM, helps individuals of all ages and their families cope with the loss of people they love. Grief support services are provided at no cost to the community, even to those with no affiliation with hospice services. For more information, or to register for grief camp, contact Director of Grief Services Kimberly Setzer, MSW, LCSW at 828.754.0101, email ksetzer@amoremsupport.org, or visit www.amoremsupport.org.


Advance Care Planning Workshop

April 11, 2024
1:30 p.m.
Caldwell Senior Center
650A Pennton Avenue SW, Lenoir, NC

AMOREM and the Caldwell Senior Center will partner to offer an Advance Care Planning Workshop at no cost to the community on the second Thursday of each month. The workshop will be held April 11, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir.

Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney are gifts to your family. Deciding, discussing and documenting your healthcare wishes helps ensure your healthcare wishes are known and honored. It also gives you peace of mind that you have made appropriate preparations. Notaries and witnesses will be available to help anyone who wants to complete their documents at the clinic. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 828.758.2883.


Compassionate Connections:
Good Grief Meals

May 1, 2024
3 p.m.
Panera Bread
1180 Blowing Rock Road, Boone

May 2, 2024
3 p.m.
Frankie's Pizza
1018 Harper Avenue, Lenoir

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. The Good Grief Meal is a time of fellowship and socialization for individuals who are grieving. AMOREM reserves meeting space and participants are responsible for the cost of their own meal. Locations and times are subject to change. Please verify before attendance. Contact Callie Sherrill at csherrill@amoremsupport.org or Brielle Kaluzny at bkaluzny@amoremsupport.org or 828-754-0101 with any questions.


Advance Care Planning Workshop

May 9, 2024
1:30 p.m.
Caldwell Senior Center
650A Pennton Avenue SW, Lenoir, NC

AMOREM and the Caldwell Senior Center will partner to offer an Advance Care Planning Workshop at no cost to the community on the second Thursday of each month. The workshop will be held May 9, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir.

Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney are gifts to your family. Deciding, discussing and documenting your healthcare wishes helps ensure your healthcare wishes are known and honored. It also gives you peace of mind that you have made appropriate preparations. Notaries and witnesses will be available to help anyone who wants to complete their documents at the clinic. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 828.758.2883.


Compassionate Connections:
Good Grief Meals

June 5, 2024
3 p.m.
Troy's 105 Diner
1286 NC-105, Boone

June 6, 2024
3 p.m.
Mayflower Seafood
303 Blowing Rock Blvd., Lenoir

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. The Good Grief Meal is a time of fellowship and socialization for individuals who are grieving. AMOREM reserves meeting space and participants are responsible for the cost of their own meal. Locations and times are subject to change. Please verify before attendance. Contact Callie Sherrill at csherrill@amoremsupport.org or Brielle Kaluzny at bkaluzny@amoremsupport.org or 828-754-0101 with any questions.


Advance Care Planning Workshop

June 13, 2024
1:30 p.m.
Caldwell Senior Center
650A Pennton Avenue SW, Lenoir, NC

AMOREM and the Caldwell Senior Center will partner to offer an Advance Care Planning Workshop at no cost to the community on the second Thursday of each month. The workshop will be held June 13, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir.

Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney are gifts to your family. Deciding, discussing and documenting your healthcare wishes helps ensure your healthcare wishes are known and honored. It also gives you peace of mind that you have made appropriate preparations. Notaries and witnesses will be available to help anyone who wants to complete their documents at the clinic. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 828.758.2883.