The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 31, 2013

Support for bereaved offered


DANVILLE — The Pastoral Care Department of Provena United Samaritans Medical Center sponsors bereavement support groups for people who have experienced the death of a loved one. The groups are free and open to everyone in the area.

The Loss & Grief Recovery support group series is scheduled over nine weeks, meeting every Tuesday. It is for individuals age 16 and older who need help dealing with a death. Registration is required. Sessions are from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Conference Room 5 at the medical center. Next sessions are: April 2 to May 28; June 18 to Aug. 13; Sept. 17 to Nov. 12; Nov. 19, special session on handling the holidays. Registration is required.

The Little Angels support group is for parents and others who are suffering because of the loss of a child through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or young infant death. This group meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in Conference Room 1 at the medical center. Registration is not required.

To register for Loss & Grief Recovery or for more information on either group, call toll-free, (877) 737-4636.