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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Laughlin Health Care Foundation offers free grief support programs for community members

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – After the loss of a loved one, a person can experience an overwhelming array of emotions and feelings as they grieve. To help those struggling with a death, the Laughlin Health Care Foundation is offering free programs to those 18 years of age and older.

Celebrate Life and Parent Partners grief support programs of Laughlin Health Care Foundation will begin Tuesday, Feb. 6, and continue each Tuesday and Thursday during the month of February for a total of eight, one-hour sessions. The programs provide education, support and encouragement for adults to explore their grief.

The general grief support group session, Celebrate Life, will begin at 5:30 p.m. The parents’ grief support group session, Parent Partners, will begin at 7 p.m. Both will meet in the Laughlin Memorial Hospital private dining room on the first floor, which is beside the hospital cafeteria. The groups are conducted in partnership with Joyce Daniels, MA, grief specialist.

Daniels earned a Master of Arts from East Tennessee State University and has over 21 years of experience in the grief counseling field.

Both support sessions are community benefit programs from Laughlin Memorial Hospital. The Celebrate Life program is funded through the Gary Gregory Memorial Fund and the Parent Partners program is funded by the Dr. Haskell and Louise J. McCollum Memorial Fund and by gifts from Dr. Linda L. McCollum.

Anyone wishing to attend the sessions is asked to register with the foundation office at 423-787-5117. For more information on the programs, please call the foundation.