Free grief-recovery series offers by Oaklawn Hospice

ALBION – Men and women in the Albion area who’ve experienced the death of a loved one are being invited to participate in a free grief-recovery program.

“Life After Loss” – a seven-week series of programs for adults who are grieving – will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on consecutive Wednesdays, Jan. 8 through Feb. 19.

The support group’s meetings are being sponsored by Oaklawn Hospice of Marshall, and will be held at the Forks Senior Center at 1418 Cooper St. in Albion.

This program is open to any adult regardless of when his or her loss was experienced, said Lisa Morgensai, who serves as bereavement coordinator on the Oaklawn Hospice staff.

“Attending a grief support group can be a healing experience for those who are grieving a loved one’s death, because it is affirming to be with others who are also experiencing their own grief,” Morgensai said.

“Usually, people aren’t sorry they tried it,” she added. “They get some education and also the support from others who truly understand what grief is really like.”

Personal sharing is voluntary and individual needs will be respected, she said.

Registration prior to the event is encouraged. To register, contact Morgensai at (269) 789-3939, ext. 3118.

Launched in late 2008, Oaklawn Hospice is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care Inc. and has a service area that includes Calhoun county and parts of Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson and Branch counties.

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