Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital’s Pastoral Care Department will be offering two separate support groups dealing with loss at no cost to the general public.
The two support groups, “Living with Loss” and “Teens Living with Loss” are being offered beginning Tuesday, September 10 and will meet weekly for 10 weeks, ending November 12.
The adult program is a mutual support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one, divorce, job loss or other forms of grief. Participants will be offered information about the processes of grief, skills and resources for coping with their grief, and the opportunity to share their loss in a group setting. It will meet from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Flinthills meeting room at the Hospital.
The teen program will be offered to teenagers (13-19) who are grieving the death of a family member or friend, divorcing parents, a recent move, or a major setback at school. Teens will be offered information about the processes of grief in a group setting that will allow them to explore their experience and learn how grief works and how they can learn effective ways to grieve, remember, and celebrate. The teen group will meet from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Flinthills meeting room, and after-school snacks will be provided.
Mutual support groups provide wonderful insight into the experiences of others, how they have healed, and how they are making places in their hearts for their losses and new life.
The adult group will be facilitated by Hospital Chaplain, Rev. Gary Blaine, D.Min. Diane Heilman Felt, MPH, Director of Nutrition Services and Pastoral Care will co-facilitate the teen program along with Rev. Blaine
If you would be interested in joining either of these support groups, please contact Reverend Gary Blaine at Susan B. Allen at 316-321-3300, etc. 2226. Please leave your name and phone number.