Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare’s Pathways of HopeSM Grief Counseling Center is offering a seven-week grief group to support adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The series, Faces of Grief, will meet on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 13 through Nov. 1, 2023, 5:30-6:45 pm, at the Marilyn B. and Mark E. Gustafson Center for Supportive Care at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare (1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691).
David Hargrave, LSW, CCTP, CGCS, bereavement counseling professional with Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, will lead the grief group. Topics covered during the group sessions include:
- Myths About Grief
- Common and Normal Grief Reactions
- Different Grieving Styles
- The Four Tasks of Mourning
- Acknowledging the Secondary Losses
- Factors That Influence the Grief Journey
- Taking Care of Yourself During the Journey of Grief
The Faces of Grief group provides a safe venue for sharing experiences, discussing key challenges, and learning about positive coping strategies along the grief journey. These sessions are designed to help adult grievers understand the many aspects of grief, process the pain, and adjust to a world without their loved one.
During the Faces of Grief group, Hargrave will lead participants in identifying and processing the various ways that grief presents itself. It is not necessary to share openly in a group setting to receive support. The weekly curriculum and insights from others can generate hope and clarification for one’s own grief experience.
While the event is free and open to the public, registration is required. To register, email PathwaysOfHope@LifeCareHospice.org or call 330.264.4899.
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, a not-for-profit organization established in 1982, is an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice that serves communities in northeast Ohio. It embodies the spirit of neighbors caring for neighbors with a commitment to relieve suffering, ease fears, and provide companionship along life’s last journey. Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare addresses patient and family needs wherever the patient calls home. Services also include access to the Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion, providing short-term patient care to manage acute symptoms, adjust medications, or stabilize patient condition. The Marilyn B. and Mark E. Gustafson Center for Supportive Care includes Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare’s Volunteer Services, the Pathways of HopeSM Grief Counseling Center, and transportation service and support.