Every Wednesday, March 29 through April 26, Franklin VNA and Hospice is hosting a Grief Support Group from 2 to 4 PM. Anyone who has suffered a death is welcome, whether they were the caregiver, family member, friend, or a community member.
The group will be facilitated by our chaplain Tobias and by Rebecca, a long-time Hospice volunteer and end-of-life doula. Past experience has shown us that participants are ready for the class if at least 3 to 6 months have passed since the death of their loved one.
Each session will focus on a new skill for dealing with grief. The support group is free to attend but does require pre-registration. To register, call 603 934-3454 or email CMurray@nullFranklinVNA.org.
Grief has no timetable. It may come in waves during the turbulent months of a loved one’s illness and then intensify after he or she has passed away. Each experience is unique and deeply personal. Emotions run the gamut from sadness, anxiety, and guilt to anger, helplessness, and depression.
Many people who’ve lost someone they love want the opportunity to be able to talk about their loved one in a space where they can safely share what they are going through with people who have had a similar loss in an environment structured to help them navigate the grieving process.
This five-session group is designed to help people on that journey. Grieving is our response to sorrowful change, and grief takes as long as it takes. There is no magic length of time until you are better. But with support and the freedom to share what you are going through it can help you accept and learn to live with your new reality.
You have a choice in your Homecare and Hospice provider. Choose local. Choose Franklin VNA and Hospice. For more information, call Franklin VNA and Hospice at 603 934-3454 or visit FranklinVNA.org.