Hospice, palliative care host grief support groups
MedWest Hospice and Palliative Care Services will host grief processing and support groups in April.
• The Men’s Only Grief Support Group meets from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, 305 Main St., in Waynesville. The April meeting is Tuesday, April 9. For information, contact group facilitator John Woods at 551-2095 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call MedWest-Haywood Hospice and Palliative Care at 452-5039.
• The “Art and Soul” group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10 .a.m-noon in the Dugan Room (#210) at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church. The April meeting is Wednesday, April 3. The group will have an informal setting in which to explore creative ways to express grief through art. No skills are necessary. For more information, contact group facilitator Robin Minick, bereavement specialist, at 452-5039.
• The Harris Monthly Grief Support Group meets from 3 to 4 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month in the Chaplain’s Conference Room at MedWest-Harris in Sylva. In April, the meeting will be held Tuesday, April 16. For information, call MedWest-Harris Hospice at 586-7979.
The groups are open to the public. Individual and family bereavement counseling, monthly mailings, and other bereavement support information, services, and contacts are available year-round.