LCMH Offers Summer Bereavement Program for Adults in the Community

The death of a loved one brings emotional turmoil and requires adjustments in life, which can be the most stressful of all changes. It is natural to lose a sense of identity as a spouse, parent, child, or friend. The necessary changes from former roles and relationships can be difficult and gradual and most importantly, does not have to be done alone.

Little Company of Mary Hospital offers an adult grief support program, Hope for the Grieving Heart: Living with Loss. This program offers supportive and skilled companionship for those who are mourning the death of their loved one. The next session begins on Wednesday, June 29th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will continue for six consecutive weeks. The group will be led by trained professionals who will guide and encourage participants and aid in the support and  release necessary for healing.

Pre-registration is required. Each session will be held at Little Company of Mary Hospital (2800 W. 95th Street, Evergreen Park – enter at the main entrance reception and greeters will direct you to our meeting room).

For further information or to register for these sessions or for any of the bereavement programs offered at Little Company of Mary Hospital, please call Katy Cassingham, LCMH Bereavement Coordinator, at 708.229.4299 or Arlene Dulski, LCMH Bereavement Counselor, at 708.229.5484.

About Little Company of Mary Hospital Bereavement Services:

Earlier this year, the LCMH Bereavement Program was recognized by the Association of Chicago Priests for outstanding service at the 49th Annual Mardi Gras Ministry Awards. In collaboration with both hospital and professional resources in addition to numerous volunteers, the comprehensive bereavement services at LCMH include programs for both children and adults. The adult grief support program, Living: When a Loved One has Died, offers supportive and skilled companionship for those mourning the death of a loved one. The Heart Connection Program helps children to understand and express their painful feelings through creative art activities, music, poetry, pet therapy, and personal story sharing.Under the direction of the Pastoral Care Department, the LCMH Bereavement Program is available to provide comfort and support to community members of all ages. You may always call our Pastoral Care Department to learn more about any of our support programs at 708.229.5480.

 

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