My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Respite a Centre for Grief & Hope Inc, Charlotte, NC, USA
The Respite has been such a blessing for me, especially the Gerentology Expert, Lyndall Hare, Ph.D. I have found older women, like myself (age 66), who are in some sort of transition due to divorce, death, etc...the Wisdom Circles, the Sage-ing and Aging programs and my individual meetings with Lyndall have help me in the recovery of grief of a long marriage, to connect with women my own age going through similar situation, to learn to accept aging as a positve and growth part of life, to be able to make the necessary changes in my own life to live my life fully and accept who and where I am NOW....I know of the other programs for grief and the Death Cafes to bring into the open a place to talk about death without judgement and with openess and honesty, to help erase myths around death...and aging...to understand how I can mentor younger women...how Wisdom Circles promote positve sharing so different than regular therapy...(which is offered)....I highly recommend this organization began by three women who needed support...and to now guide others of all ages and stages through grief and to show how life despite a great loss goes on..with love and acceptance...and aging is brought to the forefront as positive and a most wonderful part of life!
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The location is cozy yet small, which has both good and not so good points...I do love the coziness , yet at times space is cramped..so a new home, eventually would be great, but still one to maintain the atmosphere that is currently already there! And to add additional staff as needed....but overall, it is one terrific needed organization still fairly new to Charlotte and more folks need to know about it!!
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