Hospice Society offers upcoming online grief support program

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The Airdrie and District Hospice Society will be offering a free online Grief Support Program this season for adults grieving the loss of a loved one, taking place April 8-May 20 on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

“These sessions are for adults and have been developed by Alberta Health Services based on the Bob Glasgow Grief Support Program in Calgary. Then we have one more big event this year, the Hike for Hospice in May,” said Cathy Buchanan, Airdrie and District Hospice Society communications and marketing chair.

“Dealing with the death of someone close to you is not easy,” noted Wendy Timmermans, a board
member with the Hospice Society. “We can gain much from others in the same situation and can
benefit from learning some healthy ways to move through those intense emotions.”

The program is designed for small groups of adults, and is run by trained volunteer facilitators and will use the Alberta Health Service’s curriculum developed by Bob Glasgow.

“Bereavement is difficult at any point in life. The Hospice Society offers support and compassionate care to those who are struggling to cope with the reality of dealing with death, diagnosis with a life-limiting illness, and grief.”

This format is in accordance with provincial health regulations and does make it easier for participants who may live a distance outside the city of Airdrie.

Those interested in this program may register at www. airdriehospice.ca or call 403-880-0420 for more information.

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