Mother's Day Tea Planned to Comfort Those Who Have Lost Mothers or Mother Figures

When we experience the loss of a mother or a mother figure, the pain can be palpable. We strive to keep her memory alive in our hearts and minds. Mother’s Day can be especially difficult for those who are missing this irreplaceable person in their lives. 

To help those who are grieving the loss of a mother or mother figure, the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center (ESPBC) is hosting a special Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 4, 2 to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to anyone in the community, but capacity is limited, so advance registration is required. The tea will be held at ESPBC, which is located inside David Simpson House at 300 E. 185th Street. For reservations, call Felicia Dunlop-Stanley at 216.486.6335, by April 22.

Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of their mother or mother figure to display on a Table of Remembrance, and may also bring a teacup or coffee cup with special sentimental value. (Teacups will be provided for those not bringing them.)   

Tea will be donated by the Rose Point Cottage Tea Room in Chagrin Falls, and special homemade tea pastries are being prepared by a mother and daughter volunteer team from Hospice of the Western Reserve. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to share special memories and lessons shared by their mother or mother figure and to plant a memorial flower with a personal note attached in a special memorial flower box. Live music is also planned.

Laurie Henrichsen

Public & Media Relations, Hospice of the Western Reserve

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Volume 4, Issue 3, Posted 1:41 PM, 04.19.2013