The Waterville Hospice will offer a series of healing garden workshops for young people


Waterville Hospice Volunteers Area is planning its Hope’s Place Healing Garden series of workshops for bereaved children and teens at 304 Main St. in Waterville, according to a press release from the nonprofit.

• Creation of commemorative gardens! is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 at 6 p.m.
In the Hospice Healing Garden, participants can learn about memorial gardens and build a birdbath or design and paint a stepping stone to add to their garden or home. Children and teenagers will leave with an alyssum flower to plant. Our Hope’s Place volunteers will guide participants through their workshop experience.

• What to expect when your child or teen is grieving is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13.
This open discussion workshop focuses on what to expect and ways to help children and adolescents cope with grief. It is offered to anyone who has a grieving child or adolescent in their life. The interactive workshop will be led by Hope’s Place Mental Health Consultant and Counselor Donnajean Pohlman and Jillian Roy, Hope’s Place Coordinator.

• Mosaic Healing is scheduled for 6:00-7:30 pm Wednesday August 24th.
This healing art activity gives children and teens the opportunity to honor the memory of a loved one and help express feelings of grief and loss while creating a mosaic memory box or wall hanging. The workshop will be led by professional glass artist Lucie Boucher. For more information about Boucher, visit

Registration is mandatory.

For more information or to register, contact Roy at 207-873-3615 ext. 11 or [email protected].

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