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Brazoria County
Hospice Care Team, Inc.
News Release
Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bereavement Support Groups
Open to Anyone Who is Grieving the Death of a Loved One

What is grief?  It’s a time of our lives that none of us want to experience, but which we all have to face at one time or another.   Despite its inevitability, many find that grief can be a difficult subject to talk about.  No one wants to face the fact that the death of a loved one changes everything; that in many ways, life will never be the same again.

Those who love us don’t want us to suffer; they want everything to “return to normal,” and may try to rush us through the grieving process.  The task to those who are grieving is finding a new normal, a process that can take much longer than anyone could anticipate.

That’s the time when Hospice Care Team’s Grief Support groups can be most helpful.  In order to fully serve the needs of those who are grieving throughout the Bay Area, we will offer our 8-week “Hands Together” bereavement groups in Galveston, Clear Lake, Alvin, Dickinson, and Lake Jackson this fall.

On Tuesdays, beginning September 14th, four group series will be offered.  Our Brazoria County groups will start out the day at the Alvin Community Center from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  Also in Brazoria County, our Lake Jackson groups will meet at the Carriage Inn Retirement Community from 5 to 6:20 p.m.  In addition, in the bay area, our Dickinson groups will be meeting at First United Methodist Church from 4 to 5:30 p.m., followed by our Clear Lake groups at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church from 7 to 8:30 on Tuesday evenings. 

On Wednesdays beginning September 15th, the groups will be offered at Meridian Towers, formerly known as Edgewater Retirement Center at Moody House from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Each group series is open to anyone in the community who has had a death, regardless of whether their loved one was on hospice service.  There is no charge to attend these groups, as SSBG Health Collaborative funding has been made possible by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the Houston-Galveston Area Council. 

While HCT’s grief support groups are offered free of charge, space is limited it is recommended and pre-registration is required.  For further information, or to register for HCT’s grief support groups, please call Rebecca Deaton, Director of Bereavement Services at 800-545-8738.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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