The holiday season can be a particularly challenging time, especially for adults who are struggling to cope with grief and loss. Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is sponsoring two, five-week support groups on Coping with Loss during the Holiday Season.

One support group will meet Thursdays from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. from Nov. 16 through Dec. 21. The other group will meet Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. from Nov. 16 through Dec. 21. (The groups will not meet on Thursday, Nov. 23, which is Thanksgiving.)

The support groups will be held at the offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at I-Park, 761 Main Ave./Rte. 7, at the intersection of Kent Rd., on the Wilton/Norwalk town line.

The groups will be facilitated by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County interfaith minister and licensed clinical social worker, Rev. Karen S. Judd, a grief and bereavement counselor with the Agency.

“In these support groups we will discuss feelings of grief and sadness that well up particularly during the holiday season,” says Judd. “We will explore ways to promote healing as well as discuss strategies for coping with stress and loss during this emotionally difficult time of year.”

The bereavement support groups are open to the public and there is no fee for participation, but advanced registration is required. For additional information, or to register to attend one of the support groups on Coping with Loss during the Holiday Season, contact Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203.762.8958, 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 adults and children in Wilton and throughout Fairfield County. The agency is a preferred provider of home health care and hospice services for the Western Connecticut Health Network. Visit them online or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.