Hospice Support Services

C.O.O.L. Camp

Each Fall, Southeast Hospice sponsors Children Overcoming Outstanding Loss (C.O.O.L. Camp.) This one-day retreat provides support for children ages 6-15 who have experienced the death of a friend or family member and is the ONLY children's grief support group in the area. The day’s activities include storytelling, games, coping and recreational activities to promote education, support and improved coping. Contact Lynn Boren, BSW, (Hospice Social Worker and C.O.O.L. Camp Coordinator) for more information at 573-335-6208 or 1-888-397-0646. Pre-registration is required.

Check out Lily Ward's C.O.O.L. Camp testimonial video

Grief Support Group

This open monthly Grief Support Group provides education and support about the grieving process through interaction with others who have experienced the death of a loved one. This group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 1-2:30 p.m. at HealthPoint Plaza. For more information, call Bereavement Coordinator Julie Metzger, LCSW, (Bereavement Coordinator) at 573-335-6208 or Social Services at 573-651-5549.

Check out James Ainsworth's testimonial video about the support he received.

Recollections - A Life Review

Recollections is a life review of memories and events in the person's own words through the use of video. The video is captured from volunteers with Southeast Hospice and the memories are placed on a DVD for families to keep. It is a way of reliving, re-experiencing and celebrating events of the past that are personally significant. Recollections is free to patients and family members or friends. The program is made possible thanks to generous donations from businesses, organizations and individuals.

Southeast Hospice Community Memorial Service

Southeast Hospice holds an annual Community Memorial Service every fall to remember loved ones through music, prayer and eulogies. The service is open to the public. For more information please contact Bereavement Coordinator Julie Metzger, LCSW, at 573-335-6208.

Speaker’s Bureau

The staff of Southeast Hospice offers speakers to present on a variety of topics to groups and organizations. Contact Southeast Hospice at 573-335-6208 to schedule a speaker or for more information. Presentation topics include:

  • Advanced Directives
  • Care of the Frail Elderly
  • Children's Grief Issues
  • Coping for the Caregiver
  • Difficult Conversations: Assistance for Adult Children Who are Beginning to Care for Parents
  • End of Life Care for Dementia Patients
  • Grief & Loss for the Family/Caregiver
  • Hospice Care in the Nursing Home
  • Hospice Volunteers
  • Nutrition & Hydration
  • Pain & Symptom Management
  • Spiritual Care at the End of Life
  • What is Hospice/Hospice Care