Friday, August 30, 2013

State of the Heart Hospice Offers Grief Support Group in Greenville

Series of Group Meetings To Begin Monday, September 9

Meredith Carpe, Marlene Black
Losing a loved one can be one of life’s most difficult experiences and often those grieving need help dealing with their loss. State of the Heart Hospice is offering adult grief support meetings beginning Monday, September 9 and continuing each Monday night through October 14. The sessions are free and are open to anyone in the community. It is not necessary to be associated with hospice care. The meetings will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the State of the Heart office in Greenville, 1350 N. Broadway.

“Those who have attended our grief support meetings find them helpful,” said Marlene Black, State of the Heart Bereavement Specialist who will conduct the meeting. “Sometimes people are reluctant to attend, but once they begin coming to the meetings, they look forward to them.” Joining Black in the group sessions as a co-facilitator will be Meredith Carpe, who is also a Bereavement Specialist with the nonprofit agency.

The benefit of the meetings, Black added, “is that those attending find there are others experiencing grief just as they are. They find they are not alone in their grief, and they begin talking and sharing their feelings about loss. In many instances, friendships are formed.”

State of the Heart Hospice, with offices in Greenville, Coldwater and Portland, provides care to families and patients in eastern Indiana and western Ohio who are confronting a life limiting illness.

Bereavement support is an important part of the care provided by hospice and is offered to adults and children. There is no charge for any of the bereavement services provided by State of the Heart. To register for the upcoming grief support meetings, call Black or Carpe at 548-2999. Visit the agency web site at

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