Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer an eight-week bereavement support group this winter to help adults cope with loss following the death of a parent.  The group will meet weekly in Wilton on Thursday evenings from 6 until 7:30 beginning Jan. 21 and continuing through March 10.

“In this support group we will address the range of powerful emotions that are common among adults following the death of a parent including depression, fear, abandonment, remorse, isolation, loneliness and guilt,” said the Rev. Karen Judd, LCSW, an interfaith minister, and grief and bereavement counselor with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. “Regardless of age or the particular circumstances of the loss, the death of a parent can be a profoundly affecting experience and it is essential to attend to these feelings of grief in order to begin the process of healing.”

The bereavement support group will be held at the offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at I-Park. I-Park is at 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Norwalk/Wilton town line.  

This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information, or to pre-register for this bereavement support group, call Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-834-6341, extension 255.

A non-profit community organization for more than 100 years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County provides professional nursing and support services, senior care management, physical rehabilitation, health education, community wellness programs and compassionate hospice and palliative care for adults and children in Wilton and throughout Fairfield County. Visit them online at www.visitingnurse.net or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.