Support after the loss 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 Tuesday evenings, from 6 until 7:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 23 and will continue through March 13.     

“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. “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.”  

Meetings will take place at the agency’s offices in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at I-Park, 761 Main Avenue in Norwalk.

This support group is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required: 203-762-8958, ext. 255.