Hospice offering grief support groups


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Community Care Hospice is offering grief support groups that will meet weekly on Thursdays from March 1 through April 5.

When experiencing grief, many people feel like strangers in unfamiliar territory. People grieve differently, and one person’s experience may look very different than that of another. Though everyone grieves in a unique way, grief support services can help some people better cope with common characteristics of acute grief, such as:

• Overwhelming sadness and tearfulness;

• Feelings of emptiness and loneliness;

• Difficulty with concentration and memory;

• Problems falling and/or staying asleep;

• Changes in appetite;

• Lack of energy and/or motivation;

• Decreased interest in things that formerly held your interest;

• Desire to withdraw socially from others;

• Restlessness and/or increased anxiety.

Growing through Grief is a six-week support group open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one and is struggling with their loss. There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required. Sessions will be held Thursdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Care Hospice offices, 1669 Rombach Ave., Wilmington.

For additional information, contact Community Care Hospice at 937-382-5400 or email michellekessler@communitycarehospice.com

Community Care Hospice, based in Wilmington, is a not-for-profit hospice founded in 2004 serving 10 counties. In 2014, more 300 patients and families received care from the organization, which employs 36. Community Care Hospice is committed to ensuring that the patients live each day fully and as alert and pain-free as possible.

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