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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • Widow support group at Asbury United Methodist Church in Smyrna starts March 10

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  • Delaware Hospice will hold a six-week grief support group for widows, widowers, and life partners on Monday evenings, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., beginning March 10, at Asbury Methodist Church in Smyrna.
    The church is located at 20-24 W. Mt. Vernon St.
    A group experience just for those who have lost a husband, wife or life partner can be a beneficial way to give and receive support, according to Delaware Hosptice. When that loss occurs, it is helpful to be with others coping with a similar loss. Much more about grief is normal than many people think, and there are known ways to cope that can be learned. Loneliness can be lessened by making new friends who have had a loss similar to yours.
    Topics will include what to expect when grieving the loss of a very special person, ways to cope with grief, ways to prepare for special days and holidays, the complexities which include support and conflict regarding family dynamics, the significance of beliefs and expectations for healing, and ways to live into one’s future with a renewed sense of purpose and hope.
    There is no fee.
    Registration is requested by Friday, March 7, by contacting Judy Pantalino, MS, NCC, at (302) 678-4448, ext. 2101, or jpantalino@delawarehospice.org.

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