Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer two, eight-week bereavement support groups this spring to help individuals cope with loss following the death of a spouse.

The support groups being offered meet:

  • Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-3 p.m., April 20 – June 8
  • Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m., April 12 – May 31

“In these support groups, we will explore the grieving process and the profound sense of personal loss that follows the death of a spouse,” said Nanette Greene, MA, LPC, a grief and bereavement counselor with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County.

“With the death of a spouse, we experience the loss of what is probably the most fundamental relationship in our adult lives,” she adds. “We not only lose a loved one but a vital part of our identity as well. These bereavement support groups will help participants gain a deeper understanding of their feelings of grief and begin the process of healing.”

The bereavement support groups for those who have lost a spouse will be held at the offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at the Health and Wellness Center at I-Park, 761 Main Avenue (Route 7), Suite 114 on the Norwalk/Wilton town line.

The support groups are free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information, or to pre-register to attend one of the bereavement support groups, call Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203.834.6341, ext. 255.

A non-profit community organization for more than 100 years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County provides professional nursing and support services, senior care management, physical rehabilitation, health education, community wellness programs and compassionate hospice and palliative care for children and adults in Wilton and throughout Fairfield County. Visit them online or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.