Memory dish bereavement groups help with grief

Staff Reports


If you are dealing with the death of a loved one or are grieving over a divorce after many years of marriage Barton's Hospice of the Lake & Valley may be able to help with monthly Memory Dish Bereavement Groups.

The bereavement group regularly meets 3:30-5 p.m. in the Carson Valley Medical Center Administration Building, second floor, the fourth Wednesday of each month. Holiday meetings are Nov. 19 and Dec. 19. Information, 782-1510.

Trained facilitators and group counselors will be in attendance. No cost to attend the group but call 782-1510 for required pre-registration.

Each attendee is asked to bring a special dish to share that reminds them of their lost loved one. A bereavement group is a safe place for people to feel empowered to express grief and sorrow and receive help in joining the world again.

Taking care of yourself helps the body heal from physical signs of grief. Try to stick with healthy exercise, sleep and eating routines. Having family around can help you feel loved. You might need a walk or movie with friends to take your mind off things for a little while.


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