Hospicare schedules bereavement groups for adults and children

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Hospice and Palliative Care of Oneida, Herkimer and Eastern Madison Counties has scheduled bereavement groups and workshops for the spring.

The adult parental loss group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through May 9. Registration is required by March 28. Hospicare’s description: “This group is for any adult who has experienced the death of a parent. The loss of a parent is the most common form of bereavement in our country.

Because of this, adult children often feel a sense of isolation and may sense an unspoken message that adult parental loss is less significant than other losses. No matter what the age of our parent or where or how the death occurred, the grief felt by an adult child can be intense and overwhelming. This group is a safe place to share feelings and experiences, ask questions, seek comfort or just listen. It is a place to receive and give support.” 

The Brave Hearts Children’s Program meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from April 16 through June 4. Registration is required by April 9. Parents are asked to come early to pick up their children for the first meeting in order to attend a 7:15 p.m. parent orientation session.

Hospicare’s description of the group: “For children between the ages of 6-12 years old who have lost a parent, grandparent, or special person in their life. This group utilizes arts and crafts to help children recognize their own grief, understand their feelings, express them in a healthy manner, and give and receive support.”

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