Support group planned for adults who've lost parents
Published 2:20 pm, Thursday, September 1, 2011
A grief support group to help adults cope with the death of a parent will be offered this fall by Westport's Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County.
The eight-week program will meet Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 14 and will continuing through Nov. 2. There is no fee, but preregistration is required.
"In this support group we will address common reactions to the death of a parent including depression, anger, fear, loneliness and guilt," said Rev. Marti Bishop, an interfaith minister and grief and bereavement counselor with Visiting Nurse. "The death of a parent is an expected life cycle event, yet it's the loss of the most primal relationship in our lives and the effect can be profound."
The group will meet Visiting Nurse's Norwalk offices, Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center of Norwalk Hospital at I-Park. I-Park is at 761 Main Ave. (Route 7) at the Norwalk/Wilton town line.
For more information, or to pre-register, call Visiting Nurse at 203-834-6341, Ext. 255.