A nine-week Understanding Grief series will be hosted by Harrison Medical Center beginning Sept. 14. This series is designed to provide education and support for adults grieving the death of a loved one. Participants meet with others who have experienced a similar loss and explore ways to cope with the changes. The group will focus on the general task of grieving, consider ways of providing self-care, and create an environment for mutual learning. Group sessions are informal, supportive, and informative. It is recommended that those who wish to participate wait at least three months after the loss of a loved one before they begin this type of intensive grief work.
The curriculum is similar to that used by Hospice of Kitsap County. Each session builds on materials from the previous sessions, so attendance to all nine is highly encouraged. Registration is required.
What: Understanding Grief (nine-week session)
When: Wednesdays beginning Sept. 14; 3:30 to 5 pm
Where: Claremont East, 2707 Clare Ave., Bremerton
Register: 360-744-5618 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Materials: $15 for book used during the series
Learn more about Harrison's Bereavement Services and other grief resources at http://www.harrisonmedical.org/home/bereavement.