DECEMBER 10, 2014
East Lyme, Conn.— A new publication titled Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey, is fast becoming a valuable resource for aftercare programs. The national publication based in southern New England, and launched last July was a response to publisher Dr. Joanne Z. Moore’s own need for resources after her husband passed away in 2009.
“I just couldn’t find anything I found helpful during that challenging time after Joe died,” said Moore. “So I decided to create it. Pathfinder is something men and women who have lost a spouse or partner can use, that offers informative articles from professionals as well as inspiring stories of people who have walked that journey.”
The monthly publication which is chock full of inviting photography, is a compassionate resource, but also a tool to compliment funeral services whether or not aftercare programs are already in place. If a funeral director provides a subscription to Pathfinder to their clients, this effortless act establishes a monthly presence that clients won’t easily forget. It is filled with articles related to history, the arts, spirituality, health and nutrition, finance, relationships, book and movie reviews and so much more. Each month a widow/er is featured with their inspiring story of how they worked through their grief and embraced life in spite of death.
Many aftercare programs provide grief counseling, referrals to community support groups, educational programs on grief and loss, and executor support programs. Pathfinder expands the offering to inspire people to live joyful and meaningful lives.
“A subscription is a monthly reminder of the funeral director’s care for the surviving spouse,” said Moore. “It’s a nice adjunct to the aftercare program.”
With an extremely encouraging response since its launch, future plans include workshops and retreats that will offer opportunities for those grieving to access tools, experiences, education and socialization that will assist them on the journey. Subscriptions are available in print and digital editions. Visit www.widowedpathfinder.com for more information or to subscrive.