Grief Support and Education
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - Thursday, May 30, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Perry Memorial United Methodist Church
This is a six week educational support group for adults ages 18 and older every Thursday at Perry Memorial United Methodist Church in Shady Spring, WV. This group is free and open to anyone who has lost a loved one through death. Please call (304) 255-6404 for more information and to register.
Friends of Charity Auto Fair Kickoff Cruise-In
Saturday, May 4, 2019
8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Marquee Cinemas (Beckley)
The Friends of Charity Auto Fair will host a Kickoff Cruise-In from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on the parking lot of Marquee Cinemas in Beckley. This free cruise-in gives show car owners the opportunity to pre-register for the Friends of Charity Auto Fair, which takes place July 12-13 at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport. Pre-registration is $20, after June 23 the registration fee is $35.
All proceeds from the FOCAF will support Hospice of Southern West Virginia.
Special Topic Grief Support
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bowers Hospice House
This is a one-time session providing grief support for adults who have lost their mother. This support group is free and open to anyone. Please call the Bereavement Department at (304) 255-6404 for more information and to register.
Continuous Grief Support Group
Monday, May 13, 2019
Bowers Hospice House
Hospice of Southern West Virginia’s Continuous Grief Support Group is designed to help those who have lost a loved one, regardless of whether their loved one was in hospice care. The free support group is for anyone 18 years of age and older at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. Please call the Social Services/Bereavement Department at (304) 255-6404 for more information.
Palliative Care Conference
Thursday, June 13, 2019
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tamarack Conference Center (Beckley)
The Hospice of Southern West Virginia Palliative Care Conference is a one-day CME/CEU conference that will challenge and strengthen participant's knowledge of palliative care concepts, whether they are a seasoned palliative care professional or someone who simply wants a broadened understanding of palliative and end of life care issues, trends and approaches. Generally, our attendees are a blend of representatives from the following disciplines: Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, RNs, LPNs, CNAs, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Counselors, Health Care Administrators and Hospice Volunteers.
Registration is $75 for the conference. Early registration is $65 if the payment is received before May 31, 2019.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Glade Springs Resort
Hospice of Southern West Virginia's Bereavement/Social Services Department is proud to host Camp Hope. It is a bereavement camp for children ages 7-17 who are coping with the death of a significant person. Camp Hope is free to all participants, but registration is required. If transportation is a problem, assistance is available. To register or for more information, please contact the Social Services Coordinator at (304) 255-6404.
Friends of Charity Auto Fair
Friday, July 12, 2019 - Saturday, July 13, 2019
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Raleigh County Memorial Airport
The 15th Annual Friends of Charity Auto Fair is one of the state's premier car show and festivals. Held on the spacious grounds of the Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beckley, West Virginia, the show features hundreds of rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, motorcycles, tuners, and trucks from all years. Additionally you will find arts and crafts vendors, local business representatives, and food vendors. The event is concluded with a Saturday Night Concert featuring musical performances by well-known performers and up & coming future stars. Proceeds from the FOCAF will benefit Hospice of Southern West Virginia.
To register a show vehicle for the Auto Fair, please click here.
Raleigh County Relay for Life
Friday, July 12, 2019
6 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Beckley Intermodel Gateway
Join Hospice of Southern West Virginia and the American Cancer Society for the Raleigh County Relay for Life at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway. Funds raised from Relay for Life will support the American Cancer Society.
Hospice Sailing Regatta
Friday, August 16, 2019 - Sunday, August 18, 2019
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Battle Run, Summersville Lake
Join the Sewell Mountain Sailing Association and Hospice of Southern West Virginia for the 8th Annual “Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta” at Summersville Lake. This three-day event is held at the Battle Run Beach Picnic Shelter at Summersville Lake. The annual event at Summersville Lake has raised more than $50,000 since 2011, each year helping Hospice of Southern West Virginia provide compassionate care to thousands of people in their final days of life.
Dozens of sailors are expected to participate in sailboat races along with silent and live auctions and a carnival for children. Please call Bob Rodak for more details on the regatta at (304) 437-0251.
Bereavement Support Groups
Bereavement Support Groups for adults ages 18 and older are held in various locations throughout the year. These groups are free and are open not only to families who have had loved ones receive care from Hospice of Southern WV, but are also available to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one through death. Sometimes dates and/or locations of these groups are subject to change, and changes may be made in the case of inclement weather. Please call our bereavement department at 304-255-6404 in advance to confirm the date, time and location of the group you are interested in attending.
Continuous Grief Support Group
A safe, supportive space to mourn and share.
- Learn skills for coping with loss
- Gain support from others experiencing loss
- Free and open to anyone age 18 or older
- Attend as many or as few sessions as you like
Second and fourth Monday of every month. 6:00-7:30 pm at Bowers Hospice House