"How to Manage the Death of a Loved One"


At a time when grief can be all consuming it's good to have a plan. Please join Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Roth Elder Law and Wallin Insurance Agency, Inc. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Corning Senior Citizen's Center, 1 Park Lane, Corning, NY. 


Combined, we will be discussing what to expect when a loved one passes away and the necessary steps to be taken with both your family and funeral home. We will also be discussing estate planning and life insurance policy procedures. This multi-disciplinary informational session is open and free to the public. 


RSVP's are encouraged. To RSVP, please call the Corning Senior Center at 607-962-8000 or register in person at their front desk.



Wounded Healers Bereavement Support Group

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 
7:30pm to 9:00pm
St. Mary Our Mother School, 811 Westlake Street, Horseheads, NY 

Will hold their annual Memorial Service which was cancelled in January.

WHBSG is open to anyone who needs support, education and understanding in a time of grief after the loss of a loved one. There is no charge for the monthly meetings. All are welcome.

For more information, call:
(607) 796-2795
www.woundedhealers.com


Winter Expressions: Grief, Kids and Art

Hosted in collaboration with Lynn Winters Studio, this one day workshop is specially designed for children ages 6-17 who have lost or will be losing a loved one. This special day will put a creative spin on the grieving process focusing on peer support, stress reduction, and expression of thoughts and feelings.

Registration is required at least one week before the event. 

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 9:00am to 1:30pm - $10.00/child
Where: CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY

Please call: (607) 962-3100
www.CareFirstNY.org


Stitches of Comfort - Memory Pillow Making

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 

From 6:00pm to 7:30pm - $25.00/pillow
CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY

Join a local fiber artist to stitch up a beautiful keepsake memory pillow from your loved one's old long-sleeve shirt that you and your family can cherish for generations to come. 
 
Register one up to one week before the event.
 
For more information or to register, please call:
607-962-3100
​www.CareFirstNY.org


Hole In My Heart

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
 6:00pm - 7:30pm - $15.00

All ages are welcome as we use our hands to shape clay and create a ceramic heart. Each heart will have a small hole to represent the holds left in our hearts following the death of a loved one. These keepsakes serve as a beautiful reminder that although someone may be gone, the mark they left on our hearts will forever remain.

Please call Carefirst (607) 962 - 3100 for more information or to register.
www.CareFirstNY.org 


Butterfly Release and Potluck Lunch

Saturday, June 10, 2017
12:00pm to 2:00pm - $10.00/butterfly

Bring your friends and family to join CareFirst staff on this special day being offered in memory of your loved one. You can submit pictures in advance to play in a memorial slideshow during lunch, have your loved ones names read in a brief ceremony, and join together for a mass butterfly release in remembrance of your loved one. Please bring a dish to pass and arrive at noon for lunch prior to the ceremony.

Please call Carefirst (607) 962 - 3100 for more information or to register.
www.CareFirstNY.org 


Seeds of Healing

Thursday May 11, 2017 6:00pm to 7:30pm - Mother's Day Event
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm - Father's Day Event

Join CareFirst staff in partnership with Compassionate Friends for collaborative events specifically designed for those who have lost a parent, as well as parents who have lost a child. The events will acknowledge these two special holidays and offer a supportive outlet in which to grieve and begin to heal. 

Please call Carefirst (607) 962 - 3100 for more information or to register.
www.CareFirstNY.org 


Health, Healing and Wellness Day

Saturday, October 14, 2017
*Time and date to be determined*

Join CareFirst for a day packed with activities geared towards promoting and sustaining our physical and mental health. This focus on personal health and wellness will aim to re-energize our bodies and replenish our souls. 

Please call Carefirst (607) 962 - 3100 for more information or to register.
www.CareFirstNY.org 


Dia De Los Muertos

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - No Charge

In collaboration with the Rockwell Museum, this event will celebrate the lives of lost loved ones through Spanish custom tradition. Children and families are welcome to come to the Rockwell Museum in Corning to participate in Creating a colorful paper flower to honor and remember those we have lost.

Please call Carefirst (607) 962 - 3100 for more information or to register.
www.CareFirstNY.org 


Autumn Luminary Ceremony

Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:00pm to 7:30pm - $5.00/luminary

Join CareFirst staff in honoring your loved one's memory. Families can decorate luminaries with messages in remembrance of those you have lost prior to the ceremony. Luminaries will then be placed outside to shine a light on your loved one's memory. Immediately following the ceremony, join us for a Grief Share module entitled, "Surviving the Holidays", which includes a video and discussion. 

Please call Carefirst (607) 962 - 3100 for more information or to register.
www.CareFirstNY.org 


Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Saturday, November 18, 2017
12:30pm to 3:30pm - No Charge

An International effort in "recognition of the fact that suicide knows no geographic or national boundaries", this event is offered in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to provide "a day on which friends and family of those who have dies by suicide can join together for healing and support". 

Visit: www,AFSP.ORG/SURVIVORDAY for more information.

Please call Carefirst (607) 962 - 3100 for more information or to register.
www.CareFirstNY.org 


Grieving at the Holidays: Glassblowing

Thursday, December 14, 2017
5:30pm to 7:30pm - $35.00/person

This annual event is held in collaboration with the Corning Museum of Glass to provide grieving families with an opportunity to honor a loved one  at the holidays by creating a hand-blown glass ornament and holiday sun catcher in their memory.

​Please call Carefirst (607) 962 - 3100 for more information or to register.
www.CareFirstNY.org