Grief Support Group Meetings at Wayne Memorial Hospital


(Honesdale, March 24, 2022)…Grief support meetings designed to help people cope with the grieving process will be offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital on Tuesdays, April 5th , 12th, 19th, and 26th, from 5pm – 6:30pm. The free support meetings will be facilitated by Reverend Susan Treanor, who has many years of experience as a hospital chaplain, and Wayne Memorial Home Health & Hospice Social Worker Anna May Walsh, LMSW, LSW, CDCS and CGCS (Certified Grief Counseling Specialist.

Ms. Walsh, who co-facilitated several grief-support sessions at the hospital for more than five years, said the April meetings will provide a safe place where individuals can share and sort out their feelings as they are able and willing.

“Grief is experienced by each individual very differently,” explains Walsh. “There is no right or wrong way to engage in that experience. The process for each person is encountered in different ways.”

She added that, “Sharing the experience often helps us understand our own losses more clearly but no one will be required to share. It makes us aware we are not alone in our feelings.”

The grief support meetings 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. Walsh stated that participants’ experience may be enhanced by attending more than one session, but “it’s understandable if you cannot.”

Participants may enter or exit at any time. The meetings will be held in Conference Room #4 on the 2nd floor of Wayne Memorial Hospital, 601 Park St., Honesdale. The hospital’s COVID-safety protocols must be followed, including masking and entry screening.

All those interested are asked to complete a registration form. More information can be obtained by e-mailing

Grief Support Registration- Spring 2022