Support in the time of pandemic – Brattleboro Reformer

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Hospice is broadening its grief and spiritual support to include issues of loss and transition related to the COVID-19 crisis, by offering a support group that will commence in early September.

The pandemic has brought with it alterations in people's circumstances that were unimaginable just months ago. How is COVID Time affecting you and those you love? Have there been losses? How are you managing? Would you like some help?

This new group will be co-facilitated by Muriel Wolf, BAH's spiritual companion, and Rick Willhite, a BAH volunteer with a professional background in spiritual care and social work. There will be opportunities to learn simple, non-religious spiritual practices as well as practical tools that have helped many find their way through times of difficulty and change. There will be times for journaling, shared reflection and conversation about experiences. The group will emphasize attentive listening, compassion, and mutual trust.

The group will meet via Zoom on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 5:30 to 7 p.m., beginning on Sept. 8. The group will meet for eight sessions; the first of which you can attend with no obligation to continue.

This is not a drop-in group; registration is required. Membership is limited to eight participants. For registration or more information, email Muriel at muriel.wolf@brattleborohospice.org or call the office at 802-257-0775 and ask for Hilary at ext. 105. She will take your name and phone number and have Muriel return your call.

The group is sponsored by Brattleboro Area Hospice. Participation is free of charge and open to anyone in the community. Support groups offer a safe, mutually supportive environment for sharing experiences. No prior connection with hospice is necessary in order to participate. Brattleboro Area Hospice, located at 191 Canal St., is an independent, community-based, non-profit volunteer organization that provides grassroots, volunteer-staffed programs. Contact 802-257-0775 or visit http://www.brattleborohospice.

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