Upcoming Online Event Aims to Help Minorities Manage Grief During the Holidays

By Pamela Acosta

When: Wednesday, December 7th, 12 p.m.

Where: Visit the Arkansas Hospice website for more information and to sign up.

Participants can submit their questions for the panel discussion in advance or during the event by emailing

Arkansas Hospice will host an online, interactive event to raise awareness of specific wellness issues and healthcare initiatives impacting minority communities in Arkansas.

The event will be an online presentation in a “lunch and learn” style this Wednesday, December 7th, at 12 p.m. 

The panelists will include Arkansas Hospice Minority Outreach Coordinator Kyle L. Jones will host the panel discussion. Jones will be joined by certified thanatologist and Arkansas Hospice bereavement specialist Jamie Boshears.

According to her biography, Boshears advocates for the grief journey in ways that are meaningful for those who walk it. She also believes that finding a continuing bond with those gone is integral to the healing process. She has helped create and co-facilitate telegrief support groups for Arkansas Hospice and a podcast called “Speaking of Grief.”

The workshop is designed to help bring awareness to minority communities about the available opportunities centered around hospice care.  

Event organizers hope that learning what services are available and how to access them can help minority populations – and their families – receive the comfort and respect they deserve when facing life-limiting illnesses. 

The event is hosted by Faith, Hospice, and Love, a minority outreach program empowered by Arkansas Hospice, made possible through a grant from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation.