In a recent interview (https://youtu.be/XVXUqgWShf8) with WYKE-TV’s Dennis Miller, Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast Program Director Susan Quenelle shared information about the upcoming “Easy Cooking for 1 (or 2)” workshop. This will take place on Friday, August 6, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., at the Wings Grief Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane (gold building on right) in Homosassa Springs. Presented by Stephanie Clamer McMinds, Family and Community Services Program Assistant at UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County, it will cover how to easily plan, shop for and prepare meals for 1 (or 2). Also part of this will be a cooking demonstration using an electric pressure cooker to show how easy and quick it can be. While there is no cost to attend, this workshop observes CDC guidelines, and space may be limited; so please reserve your seat in advance by calling 352.249.1470.

Program Specialist Jonathan Beard offers “TIPS for Starting Over After Grief and Loss,” all about re-engaging with the world you might have avoided or grown apart from while grieving the loss of someone or of something, a time when even thinking about starting over did not seem possible.

Program Director Susan Quenelle shares strategies for coping with traumatic lifestyle changes that can cause fear, sadness and anxiety. The companion newsletter “COPING with Lifestyle Changes” is available for reading, sharing and printing at https://friendsofcitrus.org/tips/.

Volunteer Karen spent days completing a stunning wrap-around mural for the Children’s Group Room at the Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast Wings Grief Center in Homosassa Springs.  Watch entire process in this 2-minute, 38-second time-lapse video.

View the WYKE-TV Dennis Miller interview with Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast Program Director Susan Quenelle and Coping with Dementia’s Debbie Selsavage about the Dementia Q&A at the Wings Grief Center in Homosassa Springs.

Program Specialist Jonathan presents “Holding Onto Your Faith After Loss,” providing tips for facing those “doubting Thomas” moments associated with losses of any kind.

In “Coping with Valentine’s Day After Loss,” Program Director Susan presents helpful ideas for those whose valentine has passed to address their feelings, treat themselves with kindness and caring, and honor their loved one in a meaningful way.

Certified Chair Yoga Instructor Ellen and others describe and demonstrate how Chair Yoga for Grief physically, emotionally and spiritually benefits those who are grieving and everyone dealing with everyday challenges and stresses.

Program Specialist Jonathan offers three “Tips for Bringing in the New Year” while, at the same time, putting the old year into proper perspective.

Program Director Susan presents “Coping with the Holidays,” taking a look at what we can do to get through this holiday season a little bit easier after a year that has been filled with concerns brought on by the pandemic.

Program Specialist Jonathan looks at how we can change a “what if” doom and gloom outlook into one that emphasizes positive outcomes and focuses on future solutions.

Program Specialist Jonathan shares several tips for healing and describes the “umbrella of healing” that provides us with protection from the emotional and spiritual storms of life.

Some sights and sounds from the November 14, 2020, Camp Good Hope and Teen Encounter in Homosassa Springs.

Program Director Susan presents
“Making Sense of Suicide Grief.”

Program Director Susan reviews how COVID-19 has established barriers to dealing with the death of loved ones, and how we can adapt rituals to help us cope with our grief.

Jonathan Beard is “Looking For Campers” Children and Teens for Grief Support Camp, Homosassa Springs, Sat., Nov. 14, 2020. Information or to register a child by Nov. 6:
352.249.1470

Watch Volunteer Karen Paint
“The Tree of Life”
in the Wings Grief Center Library

Community Education Manager
Jonathan Provides an Overview of
the “Five Wishes” Living Will

Grief Services Manager Susan
Presents the “How To Establish
New Relationships After Loss” Workshop

Grief Services Manager Susan Presents
“Coping With Anger During COVID-19”

Community Education Manager
Jonathan Presents “Five Wishes”
Living Will Wish No. 1

Community Education Manager
Jonathan Presents “10 Tips for Moving
Forward in Light of COVID-19”

Community Education Manager
Jonathan Presents “15 TIPS: Create
Your Own Normal During COVID-19”

Community Education Manager
Jonathan Presents “Five Wishes”
Living Will Wish No. 2

Facilitator Ellen (left) and
Grief Services Manager Susan
chat about “Chair Yoga for Grief”
and “The Grief Toolbox.”

Community Education Manager
Jonathan Presents “Tips for
Strengthening Intimate Relationships
During COVID-19”

Community Education Manager
Jonathan Presents “Five Wishes”
Living Will Wish No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5

Grief Services Manager Susan Presents
“Coping With Change
During COVID-19”

Registered Dietitian Ellen
Introduces 9/25/20 Workshop
“Nutrition After Loss”

Community Education Manager
Jonathan Presents “The Steps to Take
After Completing Your
Five Wishes Living Will”

Community Education Manager
Jonathan Presents “7 Tips for
Parents of the Next Generation
During COVID-19”

Community Education Manager
Jonathan Presents “Tips to Help Kids,”
expanding on some ideas in “Tips For
Parents During COVID-19”

Community Education Manager
Jonathan Presents “Tips for Navigating
Unknown Waters” (based on “10
Tips For Navigating Unknown Waters”)

Community Education Manager Jonathan Presents “Tips for HELP,”
based on the “Tips For HELP During COVID-19” Newsletter.

Grief Services Manager Susan Quenelle
Presents “Coping with Loneliness,”
based on the “Coping with Loneliness
During COVID-19” Newsletter.

Jonathan Beard looks at “Finding Hope”
and how it gives us a path forward in uncertain times, based on the “Finding Hope During
COVID-19 (and always)” Newsletter.

Ed and Austin assemble
A Tree of Loving Memories
in the Wings Grief Center