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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

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Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750

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Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691

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Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005

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Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio


2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210

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Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160

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Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373

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Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338

Ohio's Hospice

Ohio's Hospice


7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459


11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Tips for Managing Grief Valentine's

Tips for Managing Grief on Valentine’s Day

Grief is a normal reaction to loss, and it is a unique experience for each individual, just as each relationship is itself one of a kind. The many memories attached to the special days mean that holidays often intensify grief. Valentine’s Day can be especially hard for those who spent the day with their spouse, partner or significant other in the past.  

Our hearts remain full of love but also are broken. Valentine’s Day was a special holiday that honored the love you shared. Memories of Valentine’s Day cards, dinners, and expressions of love that are now memories come flooding back and a longing for the chance to tell your loved one more time how much they were loved and cherished.  

There are multiple ways to choose to spend the day when grief and the anticipation of hard moments comes in waves. Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate giving and receiving love of all kinds. Some helpful ways to acknowledge your grief and give love include:  

  • Make a special dessert that your spouse or partner enjoyed.  
  • Invite a group of people over for a casual get-together.  
  • Plan an evening out with others who have experienced the same loss. Go watch a funny movie or visit a comedy club.  
  • Choose to do five random acts of kindness during the day. If your loved one enjoyed chocolate, give out chocolate. If they loved roses, give out roses. Speak your loved one’s name when you gift someone with kindness.  
  • Tell five people in your life what they mean to you.  
  • Write a letter to an organization you support to tell them how much you appreciate the work they’re doing. Enclose a donation if you’re able.  
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter. The unconditional love you’ll receive from a puppy is priceless! 
  • Treat yourself to a spa day, a large sundae, a juicy steak, or whatever makes you smile.  
  • Take time to reflect on how far you’ve come since your loved one’s death and how you are honoring them by choosing to go forward with life. Take time to plan how you will intentionally choose to love others in the coming year.  

The Ohio’s Hospice Pathways of Hope staff is ready to support you in your grief and help you with a plan for coping well. For more information, visit

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