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CMH Hospice to offer bereavement support group classes

Citizens Memorial Hospice is hosting a bereavement support group starting Wednesday, June 15, from 9–10:30 a.m. at CMH Administrative Center, 102 S. Springfield Ave., in Bolivar.

The support group classes will be held for nine consecutive sessions, are open to anyone affected by the loss of a loved one and are offered at no charge.

According to Valerie Noblitt, CMH director of home care services, the support group goals are to provide educational information about grief and loss, to assist group members in developing coping and adapting skills, and to offer emotional support.

The sessions will be led by CMH Hospice counselors Randy Watkins, chaplain; Grace Tomlinson, LCSW; Ashley Batson, LMSW; or Connie Duryee, hospice coordinator. Topics will include understanding the grief experience, handling the difficult emotions of grief, managing the stress of change, preparing for holidays and special occasions, and finding meaning after loss.

Pre-registration is requested. Contact Connie Duryee, CMH hospice coordinator, to register or for more information at 417-326-3585.

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