Hospice grief support group to begin in the New Year
CHESTERTOWN — Compass Regional Hospice is offering a grief support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 11, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 508 High St in Chestertown. The group will meet every Wednesday through March 15. Participants are asked to commit to attending all or most of the 10 sessions in order to benefit the most from the group.
The grief support group will be co-facilitated by Ann OConnor, LCSW-C, and Wayne Larrimore, MEd, bereavement counselors for Compass Regional Hospice.
“Our grief groups are a combination of education and support,” said OConnor. “The group becomes a place for people to meet others who have experienced the death of a loved one.”
OConnor adds, “In this confidential and intimate setting participant’s will have a chance to say things they might feel uncomfortable saying to family and friends. Together, with facilitation from the leaders, the group members share ways to cope with their changed situation, realizing that grieving and adjusting to new ways of living take time.”
Each group session will revolve around topics such as normal grief, sharing memories, and adjusting to and finding meaning in your loss. Including activities, teachings, and open discussions.
For more information about the adult grief support group, call Compass Regional Hospice, 4432624100, or email Ann OConnor, aoconnor@ compassregionalhospice. org, or Wayne Larrimore, email@example.com. To learn more about other grief support programs available through the Compass Regional Hospice Hope & Healing Center, visit www. compassregionalhospice. org/hopeandhealing.
Bereavement counselors Wayne Larrimore, MEd, left, and Ann OConnor, LCSW-C, right, will co-facilitate a new grief support group beginning Jan. 11. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO