Compass Regional Hospice to host Survivor Day Nov. 17

CENTREVILLE Compass Regional Hospice will host Survivor Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Hope and Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville.


International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Survivor Day is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP.)


This year’s gathering will include a screening of an AFSP-produced documentary, which will be followed by presentations lead by Compass Regional Hospice grief counselors, small group discussions and a candlelight remembrance ceremony. A light lunch will be provided.


Compass Regional Hospice invites anyone in the community affected by suicide loss to join in the day. For many loss survivors, attending a Survivor Day event is an opportunity to discover that they are not alone in their experience of losing someone they know and love to suicide.


Typically, the event is an intimate gathering of those who are sharing in a similar loss. Our grief counselors welcome guests to bring photos and items of remembrance to share during the remembrance ceremony.


There is no cost to attend this event. For more information and to RSVP for Survivor Day, contact Compass Regional Hospice Grief Support Supervisor Rhonda Knotts at 443-262-4109 or To learn more about International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, visit


The Hope and Healing Center is a collection of programs and services available for the families of patients who have died under hospice care, as well as members of the community who are grieving the death of a loved one.

Services available in Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline counties include individual and family grief counseling, grief support groups, school‐based grief counseling, a grief retreat summer camp called Camp New Dawn, and remembrance events and specialized workshops. Since grief support programs are offered free of charge, Compass Regional Hospice depends on donations to cover the cost of operating its grief support services.


Compass Regional Hospice – Care on your terms

Compass Regional Hospice is a fully licensed, independent, community-based nonprofit organization certified by Medicare and the state of Maryland and accredited by the Joint Commission. Since 1985, Compass Regional Hospice has been dedicated to supporting people of all ages through the challenge of living with a life-limiting illness and learning to live following the death of a loved one. Today, the organization is a regional provider of hospice care and grief support in Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline counties. “Care on your terms” is the promise that guides staff and volunteers as they care for patients in private residences, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and the residential hospice centers in Centreville and Chestertown. Grief support services are offered to children, adults and families of patients who died under hospice care, as well as members of the community who are grieving the loss of a loved one, through The Hope and Healing Center. For more information about Compass Regional Hospice, visit