Wilton nurses offer support group for loss of a child

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer an eight-week bereavement support group to help parents cope with loss following the death of a child. The support group will meet weekly on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 until 4 beginning June 23 and continue through Aug. 11, in the agency’s offices at the Health and Wellness Center at i-Park, 761 Main Avenue, Norwalk.
“Bereaved parents often experience more anger, depression, guilt and physical symptoms than those grieving other kinds of losses,” said Laurie Petrasanta, a social worker with the agency. “Parents frequently feel traumatized and isolated in their grief and it is essential for them to talk with other people who understand the devastating nature of their loss and can empathize.”

The support group is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. Call 203-834-6341, ext. 316.