Walking Through Grief

Program Description:

Walking through Grief, a service of the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation, is a comprehensive series of programs designed to serve families that have recently experienced a loss. By gathering together in a communal setting, families can start the process of navigating through grief by participating in one of our Grief Walks, Book Club, Community Lectures and or Holiday Remembrance Program. This is a complimentary community service.

About the Facilitator:

Melanie Salsbury facilitates the Walking through Grief program on behalf of the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation. Melanie is a Certified Social Worker and Certified Thanatologist with prior experience at several local organizations devoted to serving families that are journeying through the grieving process. She is also a licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and has received numerous service awards throughout her professional career. Melanie has family interred in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Grief Walk

Grief Walk

Families are invited to join us for a meditative walk through Cave Hill Cemetery. This program is designed to be a non-aerobic, 90-minute stroll through the Cemetery to take in the scenic beauty of the grounds. Several stops will be made for reflection and meditation. Each session is available for families over an 8-week period at designated times of the year. Flexibility is also provided for each session, as families can sign up for any number of sessions within the given time period. Each walk is limited to 14 people. Families will gather at the Broadway entrance of Cave Hill Cemetery.

Dates:

No upcoming dates scheduled at this time, please check back.

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Book Club

Book Club Program

Families are invited to join us for our book club. During each session, we will conduct a focused reading revolving around a short book or series of articles on a grief related topic. Books or articles will be provided. We will gather at Cave Hill Cemetery or another location for this opportunity. This is an 8-week session. Each book club gathering is limited to 20 people.

Dates: January date TBD


Community Lectures

Community Lectures Program

Several times per year, the community is invited to join us for our lecture series. Speakers will range from professionals with backgrounds in grief therapy, resiliency, meditation, or other specialty areas.

Lectures will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 901 Baxter Avenue. This is a free program that is open to the community.

Dates:

  • Program with Dr. Pamela Cotton, of Passionist Earth & Spirit Center, on "Self-compassion through Grief"
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Holiday Remembrance Program

Holiday Remembrance Program

December 4, 2018

Registration Begins: 5:30 p.m.

Program Begins: 6:30 p.m.

The holidays can be one of the most difficult times for families after experiencing a loss. Join Cave Hill Cemetery as we celebrate the life of your loved one during this very special occasion, which will feature live music and opportunities to share your memories. Please share a photo and word about your relative for us to include in our memorial program. We will gather at the Episcopal Church of the Advent for this occasion, located at 901 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204. Parking will be available just inside the Broadway entrance of Cave Hill Cemetery.

No upcoming dates scheduled at this time, please check back.

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