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Gilchrist Hosts Tea to Honor the Women in Our Lives

Friday, February 7, 2020

March is Women’s History Month—a time to recognize and celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture and society. With this in mind, March is also when Gilchrist holds its annual Honoring the Women in Our Lives Tea. It’s an opportunity for those in our community who have lost a loved one to come together to honor … Read More

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Gilchrist Grief Support Groups, Workshops and Events

Friday, January 24, 2020

Gilchrist offers extensive counseling and support services to those grieving a loss. In addition to one-on-one counseling sessions, we offer grief support groups, workshops and remembrance events. Below is an overview of our offerings. All programs are held in one of our office locations (unless otherwise noted): Hunt Valley, Howard County, Towson and GBMC. Registration … Read More

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Happy New Year from Gilchrist!

Friday, January 3, 2020

A message from Gilchrist’s president, Catherine Hamel: I hope you had wonderful holidays filled with joy and laughter, family and friends. It’s hard to believe it is already 2020. Another year, another decade, a continued opportunity to serve and support others. As we prepare for the year ahead and reflect on the defining moments of … Read More

How to Cope With Grief During the Holidays

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

If I asked you how many seasons are in a year, you would probably say, “Oh that’s easy—there are four: winter, spring, summer, and fall.” Hmm…only four seasons? I beg to differ, especially around this time of year, known as the “holiday season.” It is often referred to as “the most wonderful time of the … Read More

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10 Benefits of Hospice Care

Friday, June 21, 2019

There are many benefits of hospice care, not only to the patient but also to caregivers and loved ones. The overarching goal of hospice care is to enhance the quality of life for people with a life-limiting illness. At Gilchrist, we provide care that allows people to live their final days to the fullest, in … Read More

Gilchrist Grief Counseling Healing After a Loss

Grieving Together

Friday, April 26, 2019

Counseling Awareness Month April is Counseling Awareness Month —a time to celebrate my Gilchrist Grief Counseling colleagues and all those who help support others during significant struggles in their lives. During my nearly 12 years as a Gilchrist grief counselor, I have been privileged to be part of a compassionate team dedicated to helping bereaved … Read More

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What I learned as a Grief Counseling Intern at Gilchrist

Friday, April 19, 2019

As a second-year Master of Social Work (MSW) student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, I knew Gilchrist’s Counseling & Support department would be a perfect match for me as a Grief Counseling Intern. In fact, as one of the leading hospice organizations in Maryland, Gilchrist was my first choice. I decided to choose Gilchrist’s … Read More

Navigating Grief During Winter

Navigating Grief During Winter

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The winter season often brings snow, warm cups of tea and fires in the fireplace. For those who are grieving, however, winter can also be a challenging time. The shorter days, grey skies and cold weather can reflect our feelings of grief. The holidays coming and going, the stillness of winter and more time spent … Read More

Fabio Lomelino, Gilchrist Grief Counselor

Grief in a Time of Change

Friday, December 7, 2018

Lately it seems that we, as a society, are struggling to grieve. Although we have been dealing with aging, illness and loss for generations, grieving in 2018 presents unique challenges. So much in the world seems to be changing in such fundamental ways that a loss can feel engulfed by a more global grief. Several … Read More