GRIEF 101

Monday, September 21, 2020
2:30-4:00 p.m.

To register, call Linda Clark, LCSW, at 315-735-6487 ext. 1015 by
Monday, September 14, 2020


An educational workshop for adults. Normal grief reactions, theories related to grief, and coping techniques will be presented followed by a time for discussion.

GRIEF-AFTER THE FIRST YEAR

Monday, September 14, 2020
2:30-4:00 p.m.

To register, call Linda Clark, LCSW, at
315-735-6487 ext. 1015 by Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

An educational session for adults who are beyond the first year of grief. This session will cover what to expect as the grief journey continues, techniques to find the balance between grieving and going on, and ways to incorporate the loss into one's identity and search for meaning.

YOUNG WIDOWS GROUP

Starts Wednesday, September 23, 2020 and meets for six consecutive weeks.
Afternoon Group - 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Evening Group - 5:30-7:00 p.m.

To register, contact Linda Clark, LCSW, at 315-735-6487 ext. 1015 by Wednesday, September 16, 2020.


For Young Widows 20's through 60's

Often women in this age group do not have peers who are going through this kind of loss, and their grief can feel very isolating. Juggling jobs, children, parents, and social obligations is hard; it feels overwhelming when spousal grief is added. This group provides the time to express and share grief, learn coping skills from one another, give and receive support, and begin the healing process.

ADULT PARENTAL LOSS

Starts Tuesday, September 22, 2020 and meets for six consecutive weeks.
Afternoon Group - 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Evening Group - 5:30-7:00 p.m.

To register call Adrian Bartholomeo, LMSW, at 315-735-6487 ext. 1070 by September 15, 2020


For any adult who has experienced the death of a parent. The loss of a parent is the most common form of bereavement in our country. Because of this, adult children often feel a sense of isolation and may sense an unspoken message that adult parental loss is less significant than other losses. No matter what the age of our parent or where or how the death occurred, the grief felt by an adult child can be intense and overwhelming. This group is a safe place to share feelings and experiences, ask questions, seek comfort or just listen. It is a place to receive and give support.

SPOUSAL LOSS GRIEF GROUP

Starts Thursday, September 24, 2020 and meets for six consecutive weeks.
Afternoon Group - 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Evening Group - 5:30-7:00 p.m.

To register call Sabrina Wing, LCSW, at 315-735-6487 ext. 1020
by September 17, 2020.

For anyone who has experienced the death of a spouse or partner. The length of a marriage or committed relationship does not determine the depth of grief. This group focuses on normal responses to grief and the tasks of mourning. It is a safe place to share feelings and experiences, ask questions, and seek comfort. It is a place to receive and give support.

BRAVE HEARTS CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

To register, call Adrian Bartholomeo,
LMSW, at 315-735-6487 ext.
1070 by September 18, 2020.

For children between the ages of 6-12 years old who have lost a parent, grandparent, or special person in their life.

Although this will not be an in-person group at this time, children and their families will receive educational materials along with activities through mailings. Supportive phone calls will be included to help the families understand and carry out the activities.

There is no charge for bereavement groups or workshops.
Donations are always appreciated.

"I share with you the agony of your grief,
The anguish of your heart finds echo in my own.
I know I cannot enter all you feel
Nor bear with you the burden of your pain;
I can but offer what my love does give:
The strength of caring,
The warmth of one who seeks to understand
The silent storm-swept barrenness of so great a loss.
This I do in quiet ways,
That on your lonely path
You may not walk alone."
-Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart