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Upcoming Grief Education and Support Groups in Albany and Lebanon

Samaritan Evergreen Hospice is offering free, seven-week Grief Education and Support Groups in Lebanon and Albany this fall.

The Lebanon group will meet Thursdays at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital from 2 to 3:45 p.m., beginning Oct. 9 through Nov. 20.

The Albany group will meet Fridays at the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., beginning Oct. 10 and ending Nov. 21. The hospice house is located at 4600 Evergreen Place SE (on the corner of Waverly and Del Rio SE).

Grief Education and Support Groups provide participants the chance to meet with a small group of people who are also learning how to cope after the death of someone they love. Your loved one does not have to have died on hospice, and the loss does not have to be recent. Groups can provide some additional support and suggestions for getting through the weeks to come and the upcoming holidays.

Each session includes information on a particular aspect of grief and suggestions for coping with some of the changes many people experience after a death of a loved one. The groups also provide an opportunity to talk about experiences in a confidential, supportive setting, and to hear from other people how they are adjusting.

There is no charge but registration and a brief phone interview with the facilitator are required.  Participants are asked to commit to attending all of the sessions. For more information or to pre-register contact Virginia Tyler, LPC, at 541-812-4680.