What are new ways to grieve, mourn, comfort and honor?
How are we supporting people in our community whose loved ones have died but are not able to go to funerals or memorials in a usual way because of the pandemic? Watch our (Virtual) Kōkua Mau Monthly Meeting from August 27, 2020.
In Hawai‘i, about 1,000 people die a month so nearly 6,000 people have died since gathering restrictions began impacting 10s of 1000s of people have not been able to grieve, mourn and comfort each other.
Learn about what is happening in our community and strategize about solutions. Click on the time code to jump to a specific presentation on our YouTube channel.
- 0:03 Context and introductions
by Jeannette Koijane, Executive Director, Kōkua Mau
- 03:15 Military rituals in the time of COVID by Patricia W. Nishimoto, DNS, FAAN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tripler Army Medical Center
- 12:01 What resources are available? Support groups and extra support in the time of COVID? by Valerie Payton MA, LCSW, Bereavement Social Worker, Home Hospice, St. Francis Community Health Services
- 35:39 What are mortuaries seeing in these times when no one can come together – by Pete Dilwith, Pete Dilwith, CFSP, CPC, CCO, VP of Operations, Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary.
- 54:42 Clarence Liu, Retired chaplain (navian), local boy