Published on March 07, 2018

Holzer Hospice Offers Hope and Healing Grief Support Group

It’s difficult learning how to function after the death of a loved one.  But you don’t have to do it alone. Holzer Hospice offers community grief/bereavement support group meetings to help individuals recover. 

The group, entitled “Hope and Healing”, meets monthly on the third Saturday at the Holzer Therapy & Wellness Center in Gallipolis from 11:00am to 12noon.

The community support group is a service that is offered to anyone that has experienced a loss, whether it be recent or not.  The loss can be a loss of a loved one, pet, job, relocation of a friend, miscarriages, or caring for Alzheimer/dementia or ailing parents/loved ones.  These are only a few examples of situations discussed. Any loss or life-changing event can be discussed or presented to the group.

“We would like to let the community know that anyone is eligible to attend our sessions,” stated Shelly Ranegar, LSW, Bereavement Coordinator, Holzer Hospice.  “We want to be a resource for the community, regardless of whether an individual received Hospice services from Holzer. Our group provides an open forum where confidentiality is stressed, and individuals can relate to others about the experiences they are going through with the assistance of a social worker and other resources.”

2018 Meeting Dates are as follows: January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15. The group will skip June, due to the annual Camp Courage Children’s Grief Camp at Canter’s Cave in Jackson, Ohio. For more information on the group, please call Holzer Hospice at 1.800.500.4850 or 740.446.5074.   

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