“Living Through Loss” Series at Blanchard Valley Hospital
The 30th annual “Living Through Loss” educational series by Bridge Home Health and Hospice, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, is currently underway. Presentations are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, located at 1900 South Main Street in Findlay. The topic for October is “Myths & Misconceptions of Grief” presented by Jill Gilgenbach, bereavement coordinator at Bridge Home Health and Hospice. The presentation will take place on Monday, October 15.
“Myths & Misconceptions of Grief” will focus on dispelling the many inaccurate beliefs about grief such as “grief improves the second year” and “grief progresses in predictable stages.” An opportunity for discussion will follow the presentation. Although the thought of speaking up in a group can be intimidating, many attendees find the discussion helpful as they discover their questions and concerns are similar to others. Gilgenbach will be available to speak with attendees in private following the presentation.
“Living Through Loss” is a nine-month series that focuses on the issues surrounding the death of a loved one. Presentations provide information related to the grief process and offer opportunities for discussion. Although the thought of speaking up in a group can be intimidating, many attendees find the discussion helpful as they discover their questions and concerns are similar to others. Each monthly presentation is open to the public and registration is not required.
Topics and dates following the October presentation are as follows:
- November 19: Facing the Holidays After a Loss
- December 17: Guilt, Anger and Challenges
- January 21: Understanding Depression in Grief
- February 18: Taking Care of You
- March 18: Cooking for One: Your Food, Your Mood
- April 15: Grief and Tough Topics
- May 20: Reinvesting in Life: Discussing Growth, Reconciliation and Renewal
This series is sponsored by Bridge Home Health and Hospice. For questions or to have a full program brochure sent to you, please contact Gilgenbach at 419.423.5351 or email br[email protected]