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GriefCare Place

Published: October 9, 2016 12:00 AM

The GriefCare Place offers support groups that give those grieving the loss of a loved one by death the understanding of the grief process and encourages them that healing will come. All grief support groups are at no cost.

All groups will meet at The GriefCare Place at 4499 Darrow Road in Stow in the Keystone Vet building - entrance in rear. Call the office for further information and detailed directions at 330-686-1750 or email: griefcareplace@att.net Monthly meeting calendars are posted on the website, www.thegriefcareplace.org.

The GriefCare Place, serving grievers from 66 communities in Northeast Ohio, has been committed since 1997 to bring hope and healing to broken hearts caused by the death of a loved one.

Individual grief counseling will not be available through Sept. 15. Call the office for further information.

Weekly Group

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Widowed Men's Group -- This group is designed for men who have experienced the death of a spouse. This group will meet on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. and will be led by Mike Farmer.

Bereaved Parents' Group -- This group is designed specifically for parents who have experienced the death of a child. This group will meet on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and will be led by Chris Campo who has experienced the loss of a child and understands what the grief experience is like for parents.

Upcoming programs

Kids' Fall Time Camp -- On Thursdays, Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 10, 17. Each session will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This is for children ages 6-12 who have experienced a significant loss, such as that of a parent, grandparent or sibling. Through fun activities, incorporating art, music, books and play, children will learn about and explore their grief with similar aged peers who have had related experiences. This group will be led by Mike Johnson with help from several volunteers. There is no fee for attendees. Snacks will be provided. For more information or to register your child(ren), contact The GriefCare Place at 330-686-1750.

Also, Maribeth Lieberth, LPC-CR will offer two sessions, Oct 6 on "How to help a grieving child" to the parents/guardians who bring their child(ren) to the above camp sessions. RSVP when registering your child to 330-686-1750.

Helpful Hints for Holiday Hurts -- Need help during the holidays with the loss of your loved one(s)? Our Helpful Hints for Holiday Hurts will be on Tuesdays, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. Both sessions will begin at 7 p.m. and will be at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church. Call 330-686-1750 for further information.

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