Community Care Hospice is offering a grief support group, Growing Through Grief, which will meet weekly on Tuesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Oct. 15 through Nov. 19.
Growing Through Grief is a bereavement support group facilitated by Community Care Hospice. It is free of charge and open to anyone in the community who has experienced the loss of a loved one.
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.
Common characteristics of acute grief include:
· 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
Advance registration is required for Growing Through Grief, which will meet at Community Care Hospice (1669 Rombach Ave., Wilmington). For additional information or to register, contact Michelle Kessler at 937-382-5400 or 937-725-4987.
Submitted by Heather Maurer, mission engagement media content dditor, Ohio’s Hospice.