LCFH plans grief workshop

ELIZABETHTOWN — Lower Cape Fear Hospice will begin the first in a series of free, 90-minute grief workshops, Understanding grief and loss. It will be 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the Bladen County office, 116 W. Broad St. in Elizabethtown.

“It’s been said, every loss is different and every loss is the same,” Melissa Rogers, LCFH bereavement counselor, said. “Though a person’s loss is truly unique, a person’s grief process probably shares some similarities with the grief process of others. This workshop will focus on those similarities and some tried-and-true coping skills those grieving can learn to help them through the process.”

Often being around others who have been through a similar experience enables participants to talk about what they are experiencing. Grief groups help emphasize that participants are not grieving alone and others understand and can support them on their grief journeys.

Workshops will be offered the second Tuesday of each month through December. Each will focus on a specific aspect of grief and the grieving process.

Registration is required. For more information, call 910-515-6689. When leaving a message, please leave your name, phone number and indicate the specific program you wish to attend. Sessions are free. Donations are appreciated. Additional groups will form throughout the year. Grief counseling services are available to LCFH patients’ families, as well as others in the community.

Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit agency that provides healthcare and comfort to people with advanced illnesses; support and counseling to families; and education in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties in North Carolina, and Horry County in South Carolina.

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