Hospice offers support, workshops

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NEW HARTFORD — Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, will offer a number of groups and workshops this spring.

Grief After the First Year Workshop: The workshop is an educational session for adults who are beyond the first year of grief. The session will cover what to expect as the grief journey continues, techniques to find the balance between grieving and going on, and ways to incorporate the loss into one’s identity and search for meaning. It will be held on Wednesday, March 20 from 2:30-4 p.m.  Preregistration is required by March 13.

Young Widows Grief Group: The group is for young widows ages 20-60. Often women in this age group do not have peers who are going through this kind of loss and their grief can feel very isolating.

Juggling jobs, children, parents, and social obligations is difficult and it feels overwhelming when spousal grief is added. The group provides the time to express and share grief, learn coping skills from one another, give and receive support, and begin the healing process.  

The group will meet on Wednesdays, April 3 through May 8 from 5:30-7 p.m.  Preregistration is required by March 20.

Spousal Loss Afternoon Grief Group/Oneida County: The group is for anyone who has experienced the death of a spouse or partner.  The length of a marriage or committed relationship does not determine the depth of grief.  The group focuses on normal responses to grief and the tasks of mourning. It is a safe place to share feelings and experiences, ask questions, and seek comfort. It is a place to receive and give support.  

The group will meet Thursdays, April 4 through May 9 from 2:30-4 p.m.  Preregistration is required by March 22.

For more information or to register for these groups, please contact Licensed Clinical Social Worker Linda Clark at 315-735-6487, ext. 1015.  

All groups and workshops are free and are held at Hospice & Palliative Care. To see other groups offered go to the Hospice website at www.hospicecareinc.org and look under the Bereavement tab for Bereavement Groups.

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