Julie Gold had trained to be a volunteer with Hospice Austin but never got to volunteer before she needed her own grief support. In April 2008, her sweetheart, Reed, was killed in a motorcycle accident. They had spent years creating their own holiday traditions.
That year, Gold learned how hard the holidays can be after a loved one has died. Gold will be speaking at Hospice Austin’s workshop, “Surviving the Holidays,” on Thursday. Hospice Austin bereavement coordinator Maggie Cochran also will be speaking as well as a chaplain. They will share tips and stories and field questions.
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Hospice Austin’s ‘Surviving the Holidays’ program
When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday
Where: First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 8001 Mesa Drive
Tickets: Free, refreshments provided