HOSPICE OF SOUTHERN WV TO HOST 2019 ROUND OF “COPING WITH THE HOLIDAYS” SESSIONS
BECKLEY, W.Va. — Many people across the region look forward to the traditions and time with family the holidays bring, but for those who suffered a recent loss in their family, the season often brings heartache and grief.
Staff at Hospice of Southern West Virginia are doing what they can to help people suffering a recent loss cope with the holidays by offering support sessions.
“Coping with the Holidays” is a class offered multiple times through the month of November in Raleigh, Summers, Fayette, and Wyoming counties. These two-hour sessions are open to any member of the community who is at least 18-years-old – even those whose loved one did not participate in hospice services. There are 10 sessions running from Nov. 5 to Nov. 21, 2019.
“For people who have lost a loved one, the normal excitement of the holiday season can be filled with dread and extreme sadness,” Hospice of Southern West Virginia Social Services Coordinator Christina Bailey said. “We want to offer people ways to cope with their grief during this time of year.”
For a complete list of sessions, visit www.hospiceofsouthernwv.org. Those interested in participating in one of the sessions should call 304-255-6404 to register for one of the sessions or for more information.
These sessions are offered in addition to the Bereavement Support Groups held every second Monday of each month from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Bowers Hospice House. Those sessions are also free and open to anyone over 18-yeard-old even if their lost loved one did not receive hospice services.