Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – March 2013 Archive (2)

What you say can hurt the bereaved

Last week my friend supported a dear friend whose father died. The dad had Alzheimer’s disease and had been failing for some time. But his condition had quickly worsened and he died unexpectedly.

 

My friend attended the funeral and funeral reception and since the family is Jewish, she helped organize and attended the Shiva. She was quite surprised by some of the behavior and questions that hurt both her…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on March 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Creating a Caring Community

When I worked in education our office had a “Sunshine Committee.” All the money collected from coffee sales went into a sunshine fund. Any staff member sick, hospitalized, in treatment, or bereaved received a floral arrangement from the Sunshine Committee and the committee members sent cards too. The thoughtfulness from the Sunshine Committee permeated…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on March 1, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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