Friday, April 22, 2016

State of the Heart Care To Offer Adult Grief Group Support in Rockford

Those who have lost a loved one often find it difficult to continue the day to day routine that they used to enjoy. Often, those who are grieving feel alone and isolated in their grief. To help those who are grieving, State of the Heart Care will offer an Adult Grief Support Group beginning Tuesday April 26th and continuing each Tuesday through May 31st at the Rockford Public Library. The sessions are free and open to anyone, regardless of association with hospice care.

“The Grief Support Groups are helpful to those who have lost a loved one and are experiencing grief that goes with that loss,” explained Meredith Carpe, a Licensed Social Worker who conducts grief groups for the agency. State of the Heart has offices in Portland, Greenville and Coldwater. The Adult Grief Support Group will meet from 10am-12pm.

“The one comment that we hear consistently from those attending the sessions is that they find comfort learning that they are not the only ones experiencing grief and feelings of loss,” Carpe said. “Once they find out that others feel as they do, they begin to open up about their feelings. It is healthy to acknowledge grief and realize it is a natural part of life when you lose someone you love.”

Bereavement support for adults and children is an important part of the services provided by State of the Heart. All bereavement support is free, including the Grief Support Groups. State of the Heart provides bereavement support to anyone in the communities the agency serves, regardless of association with hospice care. The agency cares for families and patients in eastern Indiana and western Ohio who are confronting a life limiting illness.

To find out more about all of the agency’s bereavement support services or to register, call 1-800-417-7535 and ask to speak with a member of the bereavement staff. Visit the agency web site at

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