Mercy Hospice Offers Grief Support Group for Children

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What: Mercy Hospice Offers Grief Support Group for Children

When: Beginning Wednesday (Jan. 5) and running weekly through Feb. 9; 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Mercy Hospice, 1544 Market Street in the Market Street Promenade

Mercy Hospice is offering a six-week grief support group for children ages 8 through 13 who have lost a loved one or close friend to death. The series begins January 5, 2011 and continues every Wednesday through February 9, 2011. The group will provide children and teens with the opportunity to identify and express their feelings through group activities and validation from their peers and a credentialed facilitator, Loretta McBride, LMFT.

Meeting for an hour on a regular basis for a minimum of six weeks has proved to be a successful strategy for helping children and teens work through their grief feelings. The group will meet at the Mercy Hospice office, 1544 Market Street in the Market Street Promenade (across from Need 2 Speed), from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend; pre-registration is required. Call Emily Sawyer, Mercy Hospice, 245-4073 for more information or to register.

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