In any year, attempting to celebrate Christmas when someone you loved has died is difficult. This year, with so much loss due to COVID-19, the weight may feel even heavier.

“I encourage families to have open discussions to find ways to adjust plans since each person may have a different needs based upon their grief,” said Lori Friestrom, senior manager of grief counseling services who supervises the Elizabethtown Hosparus office. “Other people may have ideas for what people should and should not do, trust your gut, so to speak, with what you feel is best”

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