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Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates

Upcoming Events

November 7, 14 & 21 - Men and Holiday Grief
Help for men facing the holidays without their loved one. This free series will be held November 7, 14 and 21 from 5:30–7 p.m. at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. The class is open to all members of the community at no charge. Enrollment is limited, so please call to reserve a place. To register, or for more information about the group, or other Bereavement Support programs or individual grief counseling, please call 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, Ext. 4662.

Classes and Support Groups

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service provides free bereavement support programs in group settings for those in our community who have experienced a loss. All sessions meet at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley, unless otherwise noted. For more information, to register, or to schedule an individual appointment, please call 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, Ext. 4662.

An eight-week series for adults who wish to learn what they might experience during the grieving process. Group members share their stories, emotions, victories and hopes. Group members can expect to receive loving support from group leaders, information on the grieving process, and tools for handling the normal grief response. Three series will be held in 2016, on Thursday’s, beginning January 14, May 12 and September 1 from 2-4 p.m. or 6–8 p.m.

A six-week series focusing on rebuilding life and incorporating hope after the death of a loved one. Group members will help normalize the grief experience through camaraderie with each other, the sharing of feelings/stories, support and providing an incentive to make new friends and develop new interests as soon as they are able. Two series will be held in 2016, on Thursday’s, beginning March 24 and July 14 from 2-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.

This once a month group focuses on supporting those who are moving along the journey of grief and are now beginning to incorporate new behaviors in their lives as they attempt to create their “new normal.” In 2016, this group will continue to meet the second Wednesday of each month from 2-3:30 p.m.

A six-week program for adults with children under 18 years of age. The focus of this support series is to address communication challenges, family identity, and to help focus on the actual loss for each family member. Call for dates of the next series.

One-on-one grief counseling is an option for individuals who either need more privacy in expressing their reaction to loss or who are unable to attend group meetings. Please call for an appointment; evening appointments available.


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