Those who have experienced the death of a loved one know that the holiday season can be extremely stressful and sometimes heartbreaking. The Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Center for Loss and Hope will hold special free support groups this holiday season to help adults and children cope with holiday grief. All classes meet at the Hospice of VNS Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley.
“Reducing Holiday Stress” will be offered November 14 and December 12 from 2–3:30 p.m. or 6–7:30 p.m. The group will discuss stress-related concerns for the bereaved during the holiday season. Grieving persons will learn how to balance the reality of grief along with the expectations of the holidays. Those attending will hear about options for coping with this potentially difficult time of the year.
The classes are open to all members of the community at no charge. Enrollment is limited, so please call to reserve a place. To register, or for more information on these and other Hospice of VNS Bereavement support programs or individual grief counseling, please call 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, ext. 4662.