Each Tuesday at 10 a.m., from Oct. 2 to Nov. 6, Hospice of Hilo will sponsor The Healing Journey, a free, six-week adult grief support group.
The class will combine group support, education and the development of coping skills, in a safe and confidential setting.
“To be alive is to experience loss, and as a result of these losses, we grieve. The journey of grief is hard work and is often eased by the support of others,” said the nonprofit agency’s community bereavement counselor, Cathy Hough.
According to participant Marion Kittelson-Villanueva, “Hospice of Hilo’s six-week bereavement program helped me to gain unexpected insights into coping with the recent loss of my husband.
“Shared experiences of other’s grief strengthened me. We gave compassion and hope to each other. I shared thoughts and feelings and my classmates did the same,” Kittelson-Villanueva. “I’m better off today because I took the time to really address my personal loss and feelings.”
Call Hospice of Hilo at 969-1733 for more information and to register for The Healing Journey workshop. Visit www.hospiceofhilo.org.