Supporting grief –
Memorial Day is a significant day on the Belvedere Aged Care calendar to support the grief of families. Each year we celebrate the lives of our dearly departed residents inviting their families and loved ones to join us in an afternoon ceremony. We support grieving loved ones and together reflect on the lives of our residents we so cherished.
Memorial Day Ceremony –
At Belvedere Aged Care we recognise the importance of supporting our resident’s families and loved ones through times of loss and grief. Each year we host Memorial Day, a service in memory of our dearly departed residents. We invite families and loved ones to participate in this ceremony as well as Belvedere staff and the Belvedere community.
During the ceremony the releasing of balloons is an important gesture encouraging inner reflection and closure. We warmly remember a parent, sibling, family member and friend.
Held before the busy festive season, Memorial Day acknowledges that this is a time when grief can present itself as we remember past Christmas moments shared, the fun times and the childhood memories. By hosting Memorial Day prior to the festive season for those dear to our Belvedere family, they may feel supported through their grief.
For those grieving and in need of counselling and professional support please speak to our Clinical Services Manager.