Family Services Symposium


After the death of a loved one, it can be a confusing and overwhelming time for many in search for understanding and how to integrate the loss into their lives. 

With this in mind, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers our Family Services Symposium. Our next Symposium will be in November and the theme will be “Coping with Grief During the Holidays”. Attendees are encouraged to come and go as you please for this event.  To keep our guests as safe as possible, we respectfully ask everyone to wear a mask and to maintain social distancing.

Representatives from community grief support organizations listed in our Community Resource booklet will be available to offer information about the services they provide. There will be a workshop station with an activity to honor the memory of your loved one as you continue to incorporate them into your holiday traditions.  Enjoy a quiet moment in our memorial candle lighting room and stop by the refreshment table for a delicious treat. To RSVP for our next Symposium, click here!


Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

from 2-4pm