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Visiting Nurse Service offers free grief support programs

Published: March 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service will be offering free support programs designed to support and assist grieving persons through the grief process. All programs meet at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley.

"Teen Grief Support Group" will be on April 4, 11 and 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. Provides support for teens ages 12-16 who have experienced the death of a significant loved one, such as a parent, sibling or grandparent. In an environment of support and guidance, trained bereavement professionals will help teens process their grief through education, creative therapies and peer support.

"Men Facing Grief" will be on April 10, 17 and 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Men in general seem to find it more difficult than women to recognize and deal with grief. Oftentimes, men even have a hard time acknowledging their need for support when they have experienced a death of a loved one. This group, for men only, seeks to provide ideas for helping men heal from a loss.

"The Art of Journaling" will be on April 10, 17 and 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Journal writing helps reflect upon the meaning and significance of events in your life. Discover how journal writing can be a road to healing.

A special class to create mourning jewelry will take place on April 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. Mourning jewelry was very popular during the Victorian era. These jewelry pieces such as a ring, brooch, necklace, or bracelet mirrored the lives and times of the people who wore them and were meant as a keepsake in remembrance of the loved one. Attendees will fashion a bracelet that will be reflective of you, your loved one, and the memories that are special to you.

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