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December 2020

Grieving and Healing During the Holidays

The holidays can be an especially painful time for people who are coping with the loss of a loved one. Add in the pandemic and current restrictions that affect our traditional celebrations and that loss can feel even more profound. Below are a few tips for managing one’s grief this holiday season:

1. Have a conversation.

Be willing to open up to others about how you are feeling. And if you find you are struggling alone, Navian Hawaii offers ongoing virtual Adult Grief Support Groups to foster healing, connect people through their shared grief, and share valuable coping skills. 

2. Consider helping others.

Volunteer, adopt a family in need, or donate a gift to charity as a way to take your mind off your heartache. Alternatively, find ways to do things in honor of your loved one through random acts of kindness.

3. Find healing through a personal ritual.

Light a candle in your loved one’s memory, display photos, hang an ornament with his or her name on it, or ask family and friends to share one of their favorite memories. Personal rituals allow you to honor your loved one in a special way and, in the process, bring healing, compassion, and a renewed sense of hope into your daily life.

4. Be extra kind to yourself.

Practice self-compassion as a theme throughout the holidays.  Give yourself permission to be “different” this holiday season. You may want to keep some of the same traditions, modify them, or forego them this year.

Save the Date:
Hope for the Holidays Webinar

To learn more join us for our Hope for the Holidays webinar as we discuss ways to cope with the loss of a loved one, steps you can take to  preserve cherished memories, and places of healing and support.
Date: Thursday, December 10 @ 12 pm
Location: Hosted via Zoom
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You will be sent a link to join
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Help Us Help Patients Like John Ford

The holidays are a time for families to come together and what better time to share this story of brotherly love.
Meet John Ford. In 2017, he was told by doctors that he had only 10 days to live. He immediately picked up the phone and called his little brother, Stan. John and Stan grew up in Indiana but their paths led them to different places: John to Hawaii and Stan to California. The next morning Stan was on a plane to Hawaii…nine days to be with his brother.
At the hospital, John was referred to Navian Hawaii. A dedicated team rallied around him at home and he began to feel better. His appetite returned, he slept more comfortably and the fog in his mind began to lift away.
Navian Hawaii also made it possible for John to relive brotherly memories at the beach with Stan.  John was provided with a special chair for beach outings and could finally feel the soft sand, warm sunshine and cool ocean once again. He also felt something greater—hope that his final days would not be filled with pain but instead, love, life and wonderful memories.
John’s 10 days turned into 100 days spent with his friends and family at his side. To help patients like John live their lives to the fullest, please consider making a donation to Navian Hawaii through our website or by sending a check to our Iwilei office.
Mahalo for your contributions during this season of giving!
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Time is Running Out! Act by December 31!

The CARES ACT is Expiring

You can make a gift to Navian Hawaii and reduce your taxable income by $300 for your 2020 charitable contributions. What better way to share the holiday spirit? Learn how to help the families we serve.

Give with Your IRA: Qualified Charitable Distribution

If you are 70 ½ or older, use your QCD to make a tax-free gift to Navian Hawaii. The tax impact is like making a fully deductible gift without increasing your income!
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Use Your Appreciated Securities

Stocks and mutual funds owned for at least one year, entitle you to an income tax charitable deduction equal to their full market value – and you avoid capital gains tax on the securities that you contribute!

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As always, please consult with your advisor. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as professional tax, legal or accounting advice.
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