Widow/Widower Grief Support Group

Hospice Hawaii Molokai News Release

When a person experiences the death of a spouse their life is forever changed and the journey can be an emotional roller coaster.  Knowledge about grief can help a person understand the emotions and know what is normal grief and mourning.  The group is for anyone in the Molokai community who has experienced the loss of a spouse.  The new closed support group begins Wednesday July 1, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and every Wednesday for 12 weeks at the Hospice Hawaii Office (next to Dave’s ice cream).  A support group is not therapy; it is support.

It introduces others who have had similar experiences, thoughts and feelings. It provides emotional, physical, and spiritual support in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. It offers opportunities to learn new ways of approaching problems (people want you to “return to normal”). It encourages members to not only receive support and understanding, but also to provide the same to others. It gives a forum to search for meaning in life and death. And it is confidential.

Others who have experienced the support group say that they got so much more than what they expected by attending and are so very thankful to have had the opportunity.

Please call Barbara Helm, Bereavement Coordinator, Hospice Hawaii Molokai, 553-4310, ext. 1972 to participate and confirm a space in the group.  The group is limited to 10 people.



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