The end of a life can be overwhelming, but Grief Mentoring can make it easier. Whether you are planning for your own end of life or have lost a loved one, there is a Peer Mentor that can help you. Our program helps people served by Far Northern Regional Center who live in Shasta or Siskiyou counties.
A Peer Mentor helps people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. They will meet with you one-on-one to just listen or to explain things in a way you can understand. Grief Mentoring can help make a hard part of life just a little bit easier.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
A Celebration of Life is a time to gather and share good memories of the person who passed away. A Peer Mentor can lead a service for someone who has passed away, and will work with the people that knew them best to plan the service.
Losing a loved one can make us feel like we are all alone or that the sadness might never go away. Grief Mentoring lets you talk to a Peer Mentor who can understand and support you through your grief.
END OF LIFE PLANNING
Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves is to plan ahead for our own end of life. Planning ahead can help us get the care we want at a time when we may be too ill to make good decisions. A Peer Mentor will help you through an Advanced Health Care Directive. This plan will help you get the health care you want at the end of your life, even if you are unable to speak for yourself.
The Peer Mentor can work with you directly if you live in Shasta or Siskiyou county. In other counties served by FNRC the Peer Mentor can lead a group in your area. The Peer Mentor will help the group understand why this end of life planning is important and then lead them in their own planning.
“Having my final wishes down on paper makes me feel really good because the doctor and my family have to respect how I want to be treated at the end of my life.”
—Grief Mentoring Participant