Thanks for support of Good Grief Walks

Hospice & Home Care of Juneau, a division of Catholic Community Service, wants to thank the capital city for supporting its summer 2016 Good Grief Walks at Twin Lakes. The series was a success. Participants enjoyed the walks, driving home the point that empathetic conversation provides comfort and encouragement for those in the process of healing from grief.

Local media assisted with the promotion of our summer walks for which we are especially grateful. Radio spots on Capital Chat and Juneau Afternoon, as well as the publication of an article in the Juneau Empire really helped spread the word. The announcements also served as conversation starters. On a daily basis for weeks, folks around town initiated discussion about grief. Be it at the grocery store, library or coffee shop, people stopped what they were doing long enough to share personal stories and to ask good questions about grief and loss.

Many Juneau residents also requested more information about how to cope with bereavement, and we are pleased to be able to help meet the growing demand. Thursday, Oct. 13 is the start of our next Grief Support Group. For six consecutive Thursdays, we will gather from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Catholic Community Service (419 6th St.) where there is ample evening parking. Pre-registration is required for participation in this group. For more information about Hospice & Home Care of Juneau grief support and other services, please call 463-6111.

Grief support groups provide a warm and safe place for people to interact with others who have experienced losses. There are no hard and fast rules about bereavement, and there are as many ways to grieve as there are people. Please feel free to contact us if you think that you may benefit from participation in our group.

Joni Pico,

Hopsice and Home Care of Juneau

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