Support group helps cope with death of a parent

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer an eight-week bereavement support group to help adults cope with loss following the death of a parent. The group will meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6 until 7:30 beginning July 9 and continuing through Aug. 27.
“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, an interfaith minister and grief and bereavement counselor with the nursing agency. “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 group will be held at the agency’s offices in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at I-Park, 761 Main Avenue in Norwalk. Call 203-834-6341, ext. 255.
A nonprofit 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. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County was recognized as one of the top home care agencies in the United States in 2014 by HomeCare Elite. Visit online at or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.