Mason St. James celebrated his 9th birthday by requesting guests donate needed supplies to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.’s Brave Hearts program, which serves grieving children. Mason is the son of Chris and Cindy St. James of Yorkville. His younger brother, Logan, assisted in sharing the donations. Thank you to Mason and family for their generosity. The Brave Hearts Group Program is open to children ages 6-12 who have had a special person in their life die. The group utilizes arts and crafts to help children recognize their grief, understand their feelings, express them in a healthy manner, and give and receive support.
Space is available for the two Brave Hearts programs beginning in October. Herkimer County Brave Hearts Children’s Program will be held on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the YMCA of Mohawk Valley in Mohawk, NY starting 10/25 and running for 8 Wednesdays. Oneida County Brave Hearts Children’s Program will be held on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 at Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. in New Hartford, starting 10/19 and running for 8 Thursdays. Contact Judy Tastor, Children’s Services Coordinator, at 315-735-6487 ext. 1054 to register.