Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer a bereavement support group to help adults cope with loss following the death of a beloved pet.
The pet loss bereavement support group will be held on three consecutive Thursdays, from 3 until 4:30, Aug. 6 through Aug. 20. The group will meet at the agency’s offices of in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at iPark, 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Norwalk/Wilton town line.
“Pets enrich our lives and provide us with companionship, emotional support and unconditional love,” said the Rev. Karen Judd, an interfaith minister and grief counselor with the nursing agency. “Given the intense bond between people and animals, it is natural to experience devastation when a beloved pet dies.”
“While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain of losing a pet,” she added. “Participants in this support group will be offered a safe place to express their feelings of loss. They will find acceptance, comfort and support.”
The support group is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.
Information: 203-834-6341, ext. 255.
For information on the nursing agency, go to visitingnurse.net.