Grief support group offered by Wayne Memorial

22 Jul 2019 | 01:07

    “Grief is experienced by each individual very differently,” said Anna M. Walsh, a social worker with Wayne Memorial Hospital and Hospice Department.
    Walsh is one of two facilitators of a free support group designed to help people cope with the grieving process.
    The six-week session will focus on grief as a normal part of an individual’s transition through life. The sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, from Oct. 1 through Nov. 5 in Conference Room #4 on the second floor of Wayne Memorial Hospital, 601 Park St., Honesdale.
    “There is no ‘right or wrong’ way to engage in the grief experience,” said Walsh. "Sharing the experience often helps us understand our own losses more clearly. It makes us aware that we are not alone in our feelings.”
    The sessions will encourage participants to explore their own solutions to the challenges of living without their loved ones, and dealing with the many changes that follow a loss.
    The other facilitator is The Rev. Edward K. Erb, a Wayne Memorial Hospital and Hospice chaplain. The group will provide a safe place where people can sort out their feelings and share as they are able and willing to. No one will be required to share. The experience will be enhanced by attending all sessions, if possible. Participants may enter or exit at any time.
    Participants are asked to complete a registration form, which may be found at wmh.org.
    For more information email edwardkerb@aol.com or walsha@wmh.org, or call 570-241-2685.