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Supporting the bereaved

By Contributor
September 16th, 2013

For those who have lost someone through death, the cycle of loss through detachment, despair and anger to recovery can be a lonely, frightening and overwhelming experience, even when family and friends are trying to support us.

A grief support group provides a safe, supportive environment where no one is expected to say or do anything they are uncomfortable with. Individuals who have participated in a Hospice grief support group learn that the way they are experiencing their grief is normal and that basically we all grieve in the same way.

Grief is a healthy response to loss that needs to be acknowledged and expressed before we can move on. Working through feelings about losses and sharing them with others who are also grieving decreases our isolation and loneliness while helping us learn how to experience and work through our pain.

Nelson & District Hospice Society is offering a free Grief Support Series for anyone grieving the loss of someone through death.

The group will run for six weeks starting September 12 through October
17 from 10 a.m. – noon.

Pre-registration is required but attendance is free. For more information and/or to register, please call Nelson Hospice at 250-352-2337 or email All calls are confidential.

Donations gratefully accepted.

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