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Free program will discuss grief, loss

Sessions start Sept. 8, continue three weeks

August 28, 2011
Messenger News

Trinity Hospice will offer "Living Without You," a four-part grief support group, beginning Sept. 8, and continuing for three more Thursdays, through Sept. 29, for individuals experiencing grief through the death of a loved one.

Trinity Hospice provides physical, emotional and spiritual care for end-of-life patients and their families, whether in their homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals or the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.

"Mourning is a crucial part of the grieving process," said Cindy Schuman, social worker at Trinity Hospice. "Our program encourages participants to talk about their loss and grief, so they can begin to make sense of their emotions."

While sessions are free and open to the public, there is a 20-person limit to encourage small group discussion and the opportunity to deal constructively with feelings and practical problems resulting from loss. Presentations on a variety of grief issues will be offered.

To receive the maximum benefit from this support group, participants are asked to make a commitment to attend all four sessions.

Two groups of "Living Without You" will be available - from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. All sessions will take place at Trinity Home Care, conference Room 4 West, 802 Kenyon Road in Fort Dodge.

Registration is required to attend and may be made by contacting Schuman at 574-6427 or by email at by Thursday. For information about Trinity Hospice, call 574-6416.



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