No matter what the circumstances, grief recovery can be a painful process. St. Luke’s Health-Memorial is once again hosting a special seminar and support group to help members of the community cope with this process in a positive way.
“We understand how deeply grief and loss hurts people and families,” said Chaplain Charles Macko, Manager of Spiritual Care at St. Luke’s Health-Memorial. “GriefShare is a place where many people have found they can begin putting their lives back together again.”
The 14-week GriefShare program utilizes a support group setting to assist those who are grieving the death of a loved one. This is the second session St. Luke’s has hosted this year, and it begins August 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Community Rooms A&B at the Lufkin facility. Each session, guided by a local facilitator and co-facilitators, includes a video seminar and the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced similar losses.
“Different people deal with grief in different ways, and sometimes our coping methods aren’t always healthy,” Macko said. “Through GriefShare, we aim to not only provide comfort, but also suggestions on how to work through that grief in a positive way.”
The support group provides a comfortable, safe and confidential environment and is open to the public. You do not need to pre-register to attend. You may make a voluntary contribution to help with the cost of the workbook needed for the seminar.
For more information or to register for the program, contact Charles Macko at 936-639-7658 or by email at [email protected] or program facilitator Karen Norton at 936-632-5841 or [email protected]. You may also visit www.griefshare.org.