McKINNEY (Jan. 5, 2016) — VNA will hold a five-week grief support group, "Sharing the Journey: Coping with Grief," that will meet every Tuesday, Jan. 26 through Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon.

This free support group is open to members of the community grieving the death of a loved one. It will be held at VNA at 5601 Virginia Pkwy., Ste. 1 in McKinney.

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VNA’s support groups are facilitated by trained grief professionals and volunteers. Each session builds upon the previous one; attendees are encouraged to attend all sessions for maximum benefit. The topics of this group will be: Strength to Share, The Grief Process, A Life to Celebrate, Taking Care of Your Needs and From Grief to Hope.

"Sharing the Journey: Coping with Grief" provides a supportive environment in which participants are given the opportunity to learn and grow through their grief experience. “This will also be a great opportunity for sharing,” states VNA Bereavement Coordinator Susan Bryan. “Those who come will be with other people who have had a significant loss.”

Susan adds that attendees report that support groups are very helpful: “They feel the freedom to share their experiences and emotions, to talk about how they are coping and are able to get some validation."

VNA bereavement events provide an opportunity for bereaved individuals to meet with others who understand loss and learn more about helping themselves. Helpful resources on grief are also provided at no charge. Reservations are required by Monday, Jan. 25. Please contact VNA Bereavement Coordinator Susan Bryan at 972-562-0140 to RSVP.

 

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Established in 1934, VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that helps older adults live with dignity and independence at home. VNA is the community's most trusted provider of quality healthcare services in the home and is the oldest, most experienced Hospice Care provider in Texas. VNA offers Meals on Wheels in Dallas County, and VNA Hospice and Private Care in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Henderson, Kaufman, Rockwall and Van Zandt counties, as well as parts of Cooke, Grayson, Hunt, Navarro and Tarrant counties. Visit vnatexas.org or call 1-800-CALL-VNA (225-5862) for more information.