submitted by Sue Walker
Losing a life partner can be an incredibly challenging and isolating experience, and the first year of grief can be particularly tough to navigate. The Beth Donovan Hospice is aware of the importance of connection during times of grief, and is offering a Spousal Loss Support Group beginning in October. The group aims to provide a safe and compassionate space for individuals to share their feelings, experiences and memories while finding support from others who are walking a similar path.
Group gathering will offer a platform for learning, offering valuable insights into the grieving process and practical coping strategies. Most importantly, it reaffirms the resilience of the human spirit and the capacity to find hope, strength and renewed purpose even amidst profound loss. In the embrace of a spousal loss support group, individuals can navigate the path from darkness to healing, finding a renewed sense of meaning and a network of companions who truly understand their unique journey of grief.
Meetings will take place on the second Wednesday of every month for 8 months at the hospice facility located at 1107 French Settlement Rd. Facilitated by trained bereavement volunteers, the sessions will offer a structured yet flexible format, allowing participants to express themselves and connect with others at their own pace.
If you or someone you know has experienced the loss of a spouse in the past year, we encourage you to join us. There is no cost to attend, and all are welcome. Registration is required.
To register or learn more about this support group, please contact Megan Dillenbeck at 613-258-9611 x 4 or via email at [email protected]. Information can also be found on our website at bethdonovanhospice.ca. Together, we can find healing, strength, and hope as we navigate the journey of grief and remember the love and joy our spouses brought into our lives.