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Bereavement Newsletter September 2023

Posted on August 24, 2023

It’s hard to believe that we are heading into fall. The days are getting shorter, and the evenings are cooler. Change is in the air. For many of you, change took place days, weeks, or months ago. Life changes forever when you lose a loved one. It’s as if you are forced to join a club in which you want NO part! Just as we have no control over the calendar and the seasons, we also had no control over the death of our loved ones. The only thing we do have control over is our attitude and how we are going to live with the hand we have been dealt. I can only say to you that things will get easier. In the meanwhile, it is important to surround yourself with positive people, let the tears flow as needed, and remember to live your life as to honor your loved one. Seasons come and go, but memories will live on forever.

I am grateful that I can speak words into your life each month. I only hope that some of them bring you hope. Many of you I have never met, but I want you to know that you are precious to us here at Hospice, and we are here to help in any way that we can. Along with one-on-one time, we offer many group activities. I hope you will take advantage of any that sound interesting or helpful. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to call me at 740-432-7440.

September Activities

September 12-“Lunch Bunch” at Barnesville Library Annex at Noon September 14-“Lunch Bunch” at Mr. Lee’s in Cambridge at Noon

NEW SUPPORT GROUP STARTING THIS MONTH Beginning September 20 from 2-4 PM at the Hospice office. This will be a 9 week group. “Understanding Grief and helping yourself heal” Contact Terri for details: 740-432-7440

September 27-Coffee with Chris: Men’s coffee/support group meets at 9 AM at various places around the community. If interested, contact Terri for details of this month’s location September 28-Breakfast support group at Patty’s Place in Belle Valley at 9 AM

May a smile touch your soul today!

Terri Wootton MSW, LISW, ACHP-SW, Bereavement Coordinator