Grief support group begins

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County has begun a bereavement support group to help individuals cope with loss following the death of a spouse. The support group meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 6 until 7:30 through Aug. 21.

“In this support group, we will explore the grieving process and the profound sense of personal loss that follows the death of a spouse,” said Rev. Karen Judd, an interfaith minister and grief and bereavement counselor with the Visiting Nurse agency.

“With the death of a spouse, we lose the most central relationship of our adult lives,” continued Rev. Judd. “We not only lose a loved one but an essential part of our identity as well.  This bereavement support group will help participants gain a deeper understanding of their feelings of grief and begin the process of healing.”

The group will meet at the offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at I-Park, at 761 Main Avenue on the Norwalk/ Wilton town line. It is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information, or to pre-register for the bereavement support group, call 203-834-6341, ext. 255.

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