Grief support group meetings begin in Delta May 3

By Press Release


HopeWest is hosting Mending Hearts, a weekly grief support group in Delta, for anyone coping with the death of a loved one.

Mending Hearts offers an understanding environment where participants can openly share their thoughts and feelings as they navigate their journey through grief. Although each person's grief is unique, those coping with the death of a loved one share a common bond.

Mending Hearts will meet every Tuesday for 10 weeks beginning May 3 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Westminster Hall at 135 East 4th Street in Delta.

"Support groups can help put the loss of a loved one in perspective and reduce the sense of isolation that often accompanies loss," said Maggie McCullough, coordinator of bereavement services at HopeWest in Delta.

Each support group begins with a brief look at grief and bereavement and then is followed by a small group discussion. Topics include:

• Understanding grief and loss

• Coping skills in grief

• Dealing with emotions of grief

• Adjusting to new roles

"HopeWest's bereavement groups provide an opportunity to learn about the grief process and share experiences and thoughts with understanding peers," McCullough added.

Mending Hearts is free of charge and is open to anyone coping with the death of a loved one. Pre-registration is not required and members may join at any time. For more information please call 874-6823 or email AdultSupport@HopeWestCO.org.