Holidays can be tough when you’re grieving. For most people, the holidays are a happy, festive time of year. But, if you are facing the holidays after the loss of a loved one, the season can be lonely, depressing and often difficult to handle. Holidays or not, it is important for you to find a way to take care of yourself.
The Samaritan Center for Grief Support, a member of the Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Family of Services, announces a number of free, one-session support groups to help those grieving the loss of a loved one cope during the holiday season.
For supportive information on how to get through the holidays, register for any one of the four local Coping With The Holidays 1-hour sessions outlined below.
Saturday, November 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Egg Harbor Township Library –located at 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234.
Saturday, November 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Mount Laurel Library located at 100 Walt Whitman Avenue, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.
Saturday, November 23 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the William G. Rohrer Memorial Library located at 15 MacArthur Blvd, Haddon Township, NJ 08108.
Monday, November 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cinnaminson Library located at 1619 Riverton Rd Cinnaminson, NJ 08077.
While there is no charge, pre-registration is required by calling (800) 596-8550. To view a complete schedule of upcoming support groups visit: www.SamaritanHealthcareNJ.org.
About Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice:
Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative (comfort) medicine, geriatric care management, grief support and counseling and end-of-life education, research and advocacy. In addition to hospice services covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers, Samaritan’s Family of Services also provides more than $1.2 million each year in essential, yet non-reimbursed, services through generous community support.
Samaritan is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, independent organization accredited by The Joint Commission, a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and its’ We Honor Veterans program created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Samaritan serves people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties who are coping with the stresses of aging, serious illness or grief. For more information, visit www.SamaritanHealthcareNJ.org .