The merry and festive atmosphere of the upcoming fall and winter holidays can pose a challenge to those who have endured significant losses. The losses do not have to be the deaths of loved ones. They can include such things as a divorce or the breakup of a relationship, being laid off from a job, relocation from a long-familiar setting to a brand-new place where all seems strange, the death of a pet, or the loss of physical health and powers due to a medical condition. In any case, one may not feel at all like celebrating even though it seems like everyone else does.
To address and explore this concern, Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health will be offering TWO support groups beginning on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. A morning group will meet in-person at 11:00am at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center. A late afternoon virtual meeting group will begin on the same date at 5:30pm. Those interested in this group will need to download the app for TEAMS on their computer.
The groups meet for SIX sessions (all Tuesdays) on November 22, November, 29, December 6, December 20, and December 27, 2022; and, January 3, 2023. Please note there is NO MEETING on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. The energy generated by the group discussion and sharing determines the length of the group session, though we will definitely conclude by 12:30pm for the morning group and by 7:00pm for the late afternoon group. Group sessions include a combination of educational presentations, shared discussion, and reflective activities.
There is no cost to participate in either group; however, you MUST pre-register to attend by contacting Guy Tillson, Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 603 536-2232. The groups are a service offered to our larger community by Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health.
Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health is a trusted, nonprofit agency proudly serving 29 towns in central and northern NH since 1967. Expert services include at-home healthcare and physical therapies (VNA), hospice and palliative care, and community programs including: American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA, Caregiver and Bereavement Support Groups and Ask A Pemi-Baker Nurse days at your local senior centers. Providing compassionate care with experienced staff who are trained, certified professionals and also your neighbors. In your time of need, we’re right where you need us.
~written by Guy Tillson, Hospice Chaplain & Bereavement Coordinator