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May 9 - Remembering Mom:  A Mother's Day Tea - 2pm at the Wings Center in Homosassa

Bring your photos, mementos and stories about "mom".  Join us to celebrate in remembrance of mothers.  Everyone is welcome

Thrift & Gift Shoppes
Thrift Shoppes in Homosassa and Lecanto help people in our community.  Bargain shopping eases the mind and makes people feel good.  Reducing clutter makes a home safer and makes us feel good.  Donating time or merchandise improves quality of life.  Shopping for bargains makes everyone feel better.  Thrift Shoppe volunteers enjoy helping out and interacting with others.  Thrift Shoppes provide a way for volunteers to socialize and experience a sense of purpose.  Herry’s Market Day every Saturday.  Vendor space is available to anyone who wants to sell their “stuff”.  Get a $3  bag of clothing or special items every day!  We are friendly to the environment and recycle non-usable items.                                  Call 352-249-1470 to donate large items.  We're sorry but our drivers and staff are not permitted to accept non-usable items that are damaged, broken or stained.  Ask about removable of non-usable items for a nominal fee.

Social Grief Support Group
   Ongoing grief group.  Participants share their experiences with others in a supportive social environment.  They become aware of community resources and safe socialization opportunities at the Wings Center.  They are encouraged to     volunteer.  "I've puzzled and puzzled til my puzzler was puzzed--could ours be the best group that ever there was?  We dont spit tobacco, or chew bubble gum--When we get together, we know we'll have fun!  We're witty and charming,     quite likeable folk--We can spin a good story or tell a clean joke.  Our skills are many, our vices are few--We'll help you out when you're in a stew.  Could almost say we're the salt of the earth--Come!  Join us!  And know what we're       worth.  Our hearts are open, our arms are, too--There's room at the table for you--you--and you! " LHR

Grief Study Group   

 Entry level group thast is faith-based and teaches how to manage grief and loss through God's perspective.  It provides help for those experiencing "little deaths" in life as well as the loss of a loved one.


The Grief Toolbox

Entry level group provides participants with an understanding of the grief experience and provides a place to talk openly about grief, bringing essential tools needed to deal with loss and grief.  Sessions focus on video presentations, handouts and discussions


  Camp Good Hope/Teen Encounter Camper Application
  Since 1996, Camp Good Hope and Teen Encounter, day Camps, have provided an honest, safe environment where kids can learn to talk openly about their loss and improve their ability to cope.  Camps may include        therapeutic programs, games, friendships and memorial service.  The parents/guardian may attend a support group to discuss their feelings and learn tools to help their children.  Camp participants receive a t-shirt,          backpack, water bottle, flying disc, bracelets, a journal and many other items.


Living Information for Today
Social support network, not a grief support group, for widows and widowers, sponsored by Dignity Memorial.  Cost of meals, event tickets, bus rides and accomodations are paid by members.

   Café Break
   A great place to casually hang out and safely socialize with others.  Work puzzles, play games or chat over a cup of coffee and snacks


.   Chair Yoga - A gentle form of yoga using a chair and breathing techniques to relax body and mind, manage stress and improve physical and mental health 

            "Yoga for Beginners with Hans"  Heal your mind, body and soul.  Bring your mat for floor yoga.                                                                                                                                                                                           


Monthly Movie Matinee
Movie and snacks in a supportive environment for individuals dealing with loss and loneliness.  Movie topics are related to loss and/or grief.  Participants may discuss the movie related to their feelings.




   Compassionate Friends Nature Coast Chapter
  Compassionate Friends was founded over 50 years ago in England when a chaplain realized that two sets of grieving parents could support each other better than anything that he could offer. Compassionate Friends was     established in the Unites States in 1978.  The Nature Coast Chapter is sponsored by Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast and meet at the Wings Grief Center.  Each Chapter is committed to helping every bereaved parent,   sibling or grandparent who has experienced the death of a child by providing personal comfort, hope and support.