Free bereavement support group series at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

CONTACT: Public Relations: 808-3248
Jan. 16, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — When a loved one dies, a bereavement support group offers many healing benefits, from coping mechanisms and emotional connections with others to the simple release of powerful emotions. The Spiritual Care team at Geisinger Wyoming Valley (GWV) Medical Center will host two free seven-week Living with Grief support groups each Wednesday, beginning February 6. Day sessions will be held 2 to 3:30 p.m. Evening sessions will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

All sessions are held in the Spiritual Center at GWV, 1000 East Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. It is recommended that participants attend all sessions in the complete series to experience the full benefit of the group. The interactive sessions are confidential. Light refreshments will be served.

The topics and schedule are:

  • Process of Grief & Bereavement; An Overview
    Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2 – 3:30 pm or 6 – 7:30 pm
  • Caring for Yourself; Recognizing Emotion & Types of Grief
    Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2 – 3:30 pm or 6 – 7:30 pm
  • Re-Socialization; Coping with Special Events
    Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2 – 3:30 pm or 6 – 7:30 pm
  • Guilt & Depression; Facing Emptiness
    Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2 – 3:30 pm or 6 – 7:30 pm
  • Anger
    Wednesday, March 6, 2 – 3:30 pm or 6 – 7:30 pm
  • How to Keep Growing; Spirituality
    Wednesday, March 13, 2 – 3:30 pm or 6 – 7:30 pm
  • Memorial Service
    Wednesday, March 20, 6 – 7:30 pm only

Kathleen Kaskel, R.N., will facilitate the sessions. Kaskel has served as a chaplain at GWV for nearly five years, drawing insight from years of nursing service in various hospitals, intensive care units and nursing homes.

If you are interested in attending either the day or evening series of Geisinger’s Living with Grief support group, please call the Spiritual Care department at 570-808-5539.

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