At Kate's Club, we believe in the power of community. Between school closures and social distancing, many of us may feel more isolated in our lives, and in our grief. Please see below to learn about important updates from Kate's Club as well as helpful resources on how to navigate the coming weeks.
Kate's Club Program and Event Updates
Transitioning to In-Person Programming at Kate's Club
Kate's Club is transitioning to a hybrid of programming as of April 2021. In-person programming will be offered in addition to virtual programming, which Kate’s Club has been providing since April 2020.
Kate’s Club appreciates families and volunteers taking the time to complete the Family Survey and Volunteer Survey, which together demonstrate a strong interest in returning to in-person programming.
June Programming (50 Members)
- June 5 - In-person Clubhouse/Park Bench
- June 5 - In-person Family Orientation
- June 12 - Virtual Clubhouse/Park Bench
- June 17 - Virtual Family Night
- June 19 - In-person Father's Day Holiday H.U.G.S. (morning and afternoon)
- June 27 - In-person Clubhouse/Park Bench
July Programming (50 Members)
- July 6 - Virtual Family Orientation
- July 7 - In-person Family Orientation
- July 10 - In-person Clubhouse/Park Bench
- July 13 - Virtual Family Orientation
- July 15 - In-person Family Night
- July 17 - Virtual Clubhouse/Park Bench
- July 22 In-person Family Orientation
- July 25 - In-person Clubhouse/Park Bench
COVID-19, Grief, and Children
While these blog posts are focused on elderly grieving people, the majority of the content can apply to any grieving person.
This resource provides suggestions for supporting children and teens, as well as age-appropriate explanations. Grieving children more have more anxiety about health and safety than their peers.
This guide, available in both English and Spanish, provides information about how to cope with additional stress and practice self care. It also provides information about how children may react at different ages and how caregivers can support them.
With the disruptions in daily life, many students are grieving the loss of experiences: graduation, attending prom, their spring musical, or final baseball game. They may struggle with feelings of helplessness or loss of control, sadness, anger, or confusion. Check in with your kids and validate their thoughts and feelings.