Compass Hosts Grief Support Group at Heron Point

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Bereavement counselors Linda Turner, MS (left) and Ann OConnor, LCSW-C (right)

Compass Regional Hospice is offering a grief support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Avenue in Chestertown. The group will meet every Wednesday through December 21. Participants are asked to commit to attending all or most of the 10 sessions in order to benefit the most from the group.

The grief support group will be co-facilitated by Ann OConnor, LCSW-C, and Linda Turner, MS bereavement counselors for Compass Regional Hospice.

“Our grief groups are a combination of education and support,” says OConnor. “In this confidential and intimate setting, with facilitation from the leaders, participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences, memories, and learn essential coping strategies through open discussions.”

Each group session will focus on a different topic from the renowned author, educator, and grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s book Understanding Your Grief.

A $25 enrollment fee covers the cost of materials. No one will be turned away based on inability to pay.

For more information about the adult grief support group, call Compass Regional Hospice, 443-262-4100, or email Ann OConnor, aoconnor@compassregionalhospice.org or Linda Turner, lturner@compassregionalhospice.org. To learn more about other grief support programs available through the Compass Regional Hospice Hope & Healing Center, visit www.compassregionalhospice.org/hopeandhealing.

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