Two Grief Support Groups to begin March 20

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Compass Regional Hospice is offering two new grief support groups for individuals, 18 and older, who have experienced any type of loss. Both groups will meet every Tuesday, beginning on March 20 through May 8.

The grief support group in Caroline County will meet from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 S. 5th Avenue in Denton. Facilitated by Wayne Larrimore, MEd, grief counselor for Compass Regional Hospice.

The second grief support group will take place in Kent County and meet from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Kent County Public Library Chestertown Branch, 408 High Street in Chestertown. Facilitated by Ann OConnor, LCSW-C, grief counselor for Compass Regional Hospice.

Ann OConnor, LCSW-C, and Wayne Larrimore, MEd.

Participation in support groups offered through Compass Regional Hospice’s Hope & Healing Center, offer companionship and understanding from others who are experiencing the similar challenges that living with grief brings.

Participants are asked to commit to attending all or most of the 8 sessions in order to benefit the most from the group. Each group session will revolve around topics such as normal grief, sharing memories, and adjusting to and finding meaning in your loss. Including specialized activities, teachings, and open discussions.

There is a $25 enrollment fee. No one is ever turned away based on inability to pay.

For more information and to register for the upcoming grief support group in Caroline County, contact Wayne Larrimore, MEd, grief counselor, 443-262-4108wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org. For more information and to register for the upcoming grief support group in Kent County, contact Ann OConnor, LCSW-C, grief counselor, 443-262-4124aoconnor@compassregionalhospice.org. To learn more about other grief support programs and services available through Compass Regional Hospice’s Hope & Healing Center, visit www.compassregionalhospice.org/hopeandhealing.

Compass Regional Hospice – Care on your terms

Compass Regional Hospice is a fully licensed, independent, community-based nonprofit organization certified by Medicare and the State of Maryland, and accredited by the Joint Commission. Since 1985, Compass Regional Hospice has been dedicated to supporting people of all ages through the challenge of living with a life-limiting illness and learning to live following the death of a loved one. Today the organization is a regional provider of hospice care and grief support in Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline counties. “Care on your terms” is the promise that guides staff and volunteers as they care for patients in private residences, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and the residential hospice centers in Centreville, Chestertown and Denton. Grief support services are offered to children, adults and families of patients who died under hospice care, as well as members of the community who are grieving the loss of a loved one through The Hope & Healing Center. For more information about Compass Regional Hospice, visit compassregionalhospice.org.

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