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Bereavement Support Group for Grieving Individuals

This holiday season, Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home of Greenwich will offer a free bereavement support group to those who are in need of help coping with grief. The program, which will be led by the funeral home’s in-house Bereavement Counselor Terri Agliardo, will give participants the opportunity to talk about their emotions and share their thoughts about losing a loved one. During the discussion, grieving individuals will also learn some tips on how they can deal with grief and navigate through the holiday season. To learn more, click here.

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Free Program for Mourners this Holiday Season

The holiday season can also be a difficult and devastating time for people who have just lost their loved ones. In order to help individuals cope with grief during the happiest time of the year, Mayo Clinic Health System’s Hospice is offering a free program at the Professional Community Center. With the free program, mourners will be able to get some tips on how they can freely grieve and subsequently enjoy the holidays with their loved ones. They will also learn the different coping strategies as well as the important rituals in the grieving process. For more tips, click here.

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What Grieving Online Really Is

As online technologies continue to progress, people’s behavior about death takes a whole new space. Others call it the age of digital mourning. On Facebook, for instance, pages are memorialized wherein users can visit the memorial page of the deceased individual and leave RIP’s such offerings and birthday visits. Players as well of online multiplayer games can build tombstones for people who already passed away. These scenarios clearly explain how mourning and grief have moved into a digital space. Simply put, digital mourning has made social media a natural extension not only of daily life but also all its rituals. To learn more, click here.

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Journey’s Bereavement Camp Help People Deal with Loss

Families in Albermarle who have lost their loved ones are helping each other deal with grief at the Journey’s Bereavement Camp at Camp Holiday Trails. Held twice a year by Hospice of the Piedmont, Journey’s Bereavement Camp aims to help families assess their emotions and sort them out. Its main purpose is so bring these families together in order to make them feel that they are not alone. According to therapist Kacie Karafa, the bereaved families are also given the opportunity to express their feelings and find that these are all normal. To learn more, visit nbc29.com.

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Schools Offer Help on How to Deal with Grief

Speaking on behalf of the Vale School District counseling staff, Alisha McBride said that grief counseling services were offered during summer to families who experienced death of a loved one and other tragedies. She also added that in case additional resources are needed, Malheur Education Service District will provide more assistance. After the death of one of the students in Vale School District, McBride said the district spread the word of the help being offered to family and friends of the student through Facebook. Apart from the counseling services, the school has also the community as another resource in helping family deal with grief. To learn more, click here.

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How Advisors Can Help Grieving Clients

According to Corgenius CEO Amy Florian, helping a client get through the toughest time of their lives is not only the right thing to do. Extending support to grieving individuals can also help grow your business. Florian, who had been giving talks on how advisors can help their clients deal with pain, pointed out that people grieve not just after losing a loved one. Grief can also be triggered by various things such as breakup, retirement or even moving across the country. For more information, click here.

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Grief Support Seminar at Cross Lutheran Church

On August 25, the Cross Lutheran Church will host a grief support seminar and everyone is invited to come. According to a news release from the church, participants will learn how to deal with emotions and challenges when faced with the death of a loved one. People who meet every week for Christ-centered and biblical content are those who understand the pain of loss. Apart from learning valuable information that will help you get through such difficult time, participants will also be prayed for. To learn more, click here.

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Getting Financial Help after Losing a Loved One

Losing a loved one, especially a partner, can be very difficult not only emotionally but also financially. But don’t fret because there are a number of bereavement benefits available for you. To find out if you are eligible, check out the information below. Bereavement payment – tax-free, lump sum payment for those under state pension when your partner dies. Bereavement allowance – taxable claim for those whose partners have paid national insurance contributions. He should also be below the state             pension age at the time of the death. Widowed parent’s allowance – allowance for those with at least one dependent child and is below state pension age. To learn more, check this link.

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Bereavement Workshops Focus on the Impact of Personal Loss

The Community Care Northumberland will conduct workshops that will focus mainly on the impact of personal loss. According to the Community Care Executive Director Trish Baird, the workshops will discuss grief and bereavement and how they affect an individual. In addition, it will also help the participants understand the feelings as well as their responses whenever confronted with a loss of a loved one. Different materials, tips, techniques and tools will be made available during the workshop. These will aid the participants on how to positively deal with the difficult times as well as provide hope and healing moving forward. To learn more, click here.

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Bereavement Support Center

Hilda’s Bereavement support center, which is run through Ipswich Hospice Care, is preparing to help Ipswich children and adults in dealing with grief. Their adult grief group and kid’s grief group program will begin in mid-October. Both programs will be facilitated by experienced support volunteers for a span of seven weeks. According to group coordinator Steph Shannon, the kids’ program has proved so successful that it gives children a safe place to share their emotions and get to know themselves better. To learn more, visit ipswichadvertiser.com.au.

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