Hospice seeks help

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By: Don Chaddock, The Telegraph
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Snowline Hospice has kicked off its “Link-Up” campaign to benefit their children’s grief program titled “Healing Together.” The program began in January as a place where children and their families can work through their feelings after the death of a loved one. According to organizers, 31 children between the ages of 5 and 18 when through the first session. The next session begins in September and the organizers would like to help even more children if they can get the moolah. “The only thing holding us back from helping more kids is funding,” said Sue Watson, bereavement coordinator for Snowline Hospice. “If we had more funds, we could double the number of kids that we serve.” If you want to help, stop by Snowline Hospice’s administrative office in Diamond Springs (or one of their thrift stores, such as the one at 616 E. Bidwell St. in Folsom) and look for the “Link-Up Pole.” The poles are brightly colored, I’m told, so they should be easy to spot. A “link” costs $1, with each penny going directly to the program, according to organizers. The campaign will run through Sept. 20. For the children in need, the program is free. For more information, call Sue at (530) 621-7820. SENIORS HEADING TO THEATER The Senior Theater Group will be heading out to see the Steve Martin comedy “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” playing at the Chautauqua Playhouse in Carmichael, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour. Performance is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, and senior tickets are $15. The group will carpool from the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. For more information, call (916) 385-3575. Don Chaddock can be reached at