Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hospice Schedules Grief Support Group

Many people struggle with the long gray days of winter, but for those dealing with grief, those days can seem even darker. State of the Heart Hospice has scheduled Adult Grief Support Group sessions in Greenville beginning Thursday, February 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and concluding Thursday, March 28 for anyone in the community who needs help dealing with grief and loss.

Two State of the Heart staff members will facilitate the group: Erin Meyer, a Social Worker, and State of the Heart Chaplain John Nunnally.

“The adult grief support groups offer those experiencing grief to be with other people who feel as they do,” explained Susan Knouff, Bereavement Support Development Specialist for State of the Heart. “People have the opportunity to talk about their grief and feelings of loss. They realize they are not the only ones feeling as they do.”

Bereavement support is an important service provided by State of the Heart Hospice. The non-profit agency offers grief support to adults and children.
State of the Heart also offers a camp for children who are grieving called Camp BEARable.

“Each person handles grief in their own way,” Knouff explained. “Those who have attended grief support groups in the past say they have found the sessions to be helpful and valuable to them. Many of those who have attended have formed friendships and now have someone they can call who understands their feelings of grief and loss.”

State of the Heart has offices in Greenville, Coldwater and Portland. The agency cares for families and patients in eastern Indiana and western Ohio who are confronting a life limiting illness. It is necessary to register for the grief support groups. Please call Susan Knouff at 1-800-417-7535 to register. For more information about the services offered by State of the Heart, visit the web site at

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