Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer a bereavement workshop to help adults cope with loss following the death of a pet.

The workshop is planned Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Visiting Nurse offices in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center of Norwalk Hospital at I-Park. I-Park is at 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Norwalk/Wilton town line.

Given the intense bonds that can develop between owners and pets, it is natural to experience devastation when a beloved pet dies, Visiting Nurse said

The workshop is free and open to the public, but pre-regiustreation is required. It will be led by a licensed clinical social worker who is a grief counselor for Visiting Nurse, the organization said.

To register or for more information, call Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-834-6341, ext. 265.