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Thursday, July 16, 2015

New groups provide support to those grieving loss of loved ones

GREENWOOD, Ind. – In John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, one of the older characters offers some insight to the heartbroken young woman after the death of her boyfriend: “Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” 

Indeed, grief is a personal journey for those mourning the loss of a loved one. But sharing the loss with others in similar situations may reveal new pathways of coping. That’s why Franciscan VNS St. Francis Hospice is forming new bereavement support groups for adults.

Those groups will meet weekly and include:
·        Tuesdays, Aug. 25-Sept 19, 1 p.m-2:30 p.m. Franciscan St. Francis Health Education building, 421 N. Emerson Ave., Greenwood.
·        Thursdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 15, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Mt. Gilead Christian Church, 6019 E. State Road, Mooresville.
·        Men Only. Thursdays, Aug. 27-Oct. 1, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Education building.
·        Thursdays, Sept. 3-Oct. 8, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Education building.
·        Tuesdays, Oct. 13-Nov.17. Education building.

There is no cost to participate in the support groups, but registration is required. Call 317-528-2636 or 317-528-2099 to register.

For more information about these and other hospital bereavement programs, contact Karla Riggs Norton at