Grieving Support at Wayne Memorial Hospital

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HONESDALE, PA — A free support group designed to help people cope with the grieving process will be offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH).

The four-week session will focus on grief as a normal part of an individual’s transition through life.

Sessions will be held on the second floor of the hospital on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on October 18, October 25, and November 1 in the David Katz Conference Room, and November 8 in the adjacent Chatlos Conference Room.

“Grief is experienced by each individual very differently,” said registered social worker Anna Walsh of Wayne Memorial Home Health and Hospice. “There is no right or wrong way to experience the process. Each person approaches travel in different ways. Sharing the experience and the journey often helps us understand our own losses more clearly. It makes us realize that we are not alone in our feelings.

Recognizing that grieving is a very individual process, participants will be encouraged to explore their own solutions to the challenges of living without loved ones and coping with the many changes that follow a loss. The group will provide a safe place where participants can sort out their feelings and share according to their abilities and willingness.

No one will be forced to share. Attendance at all sessions could provide valuable information and support; however, it is understandable that you cannot attend certain sessions. You can enter or exit at any time.

The support group will be facilitated by Walsh and Pastor Susan Treanor, former chaplain at WMH Hospice and Hospital.

Participants are requested to complete a registration form by October 2 which can be found at www.wmh.org. For more information, email Walsh at walsha@wmh.org.

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