Grief Support at Wayne Memorial Hospital

(Honesdale, September 1, 2017)…A free support group designed to help people cope with the grieving process will be offered 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. The sessions will be held Monday evenings from 5:30 until 6:30 from October 2nd through 30th in Conference Room #3 on the second floor of Wayne Memorial Hospital, 601 Park Street, Honesdale.

“Grief is experienced by each individual very differently,” explains Anna M. Walsh, social worker with Wayne Memorial Hospice. “There is no ‘right or wrong’ way to engage in that experience, 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 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 support group will be facilitated by Rev. Edward K. Erb, Wayne Memorial Hospital and Hospice Chaplain and Ms. Walsh.  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.  Your experience will be enhanced by attending all sessions; however, it is understandable if you cannot attend some.  You may enter or exit at any time.

Participants are asked to complete a registration form, linked here Grief-Fall-2017-Registration-form.pdf  For more information, email edwardkerb@aol.com.