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July 2020 NewsFlash

Next Grief Support Session at Wayne Memorial Hospital



(Honesdale, June 18, 2020)…“Grief is experienced by each individual very differently,” explains Anna M. Walsh, a social worker with Wayne Memorial Home Health and Hospice Department. Walsh co-facilitates a free support group designed to help people cope with the grieving process. The next session begins August 3rd and runs every Monday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00pm until August 31st in the Chatlos Conference Room at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
The five-week session will provide support and focus on grief as a normal part of an individual’s transition through life.
“There is no ‘right or wrong’ way to engage in the grief experience,” says Walsh, “but the process for each person is encountered in different ways. Sharing the experience often helps us understand our own losses more clearly. It makes us aware that we are not alone in our feelings.”
Acknowledging that grief is a very individual process, the support group will encourage participants to explore their own solutions to the challenges of living without their loved ones and dealing with the many changes that follow a loss.
The group will provide a safe place in which individuals can sort out their feelings and share as they are able and willing. No one will be required to share or to attend all sessions, although Walsh says the experience is enhanced by attending all sessions. Participants are welcome to enter or exit at any time.
Reverend Edward K. Erb, a Wayne Memorial Hospital and Hospice chaplain, will co-facilitate with Ms. Walsh.
Following hospital regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic, all participants must enter through the Emergency Department entrance, have their temperature taken, answer health screening questions and wear a mask. Wayne Memorial asks anyone who is sick or not feeling well to please not attend. In addition, participation may be limited due to room capacity and social distancing measures.
Interested attendees are encouraged to register early. The registration form can be found at www.wmh.org. More information can be had by emailing edwardkerb@aol.com or walsha@wmh.org .



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