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Hope for the Holidays

Grief presentation scheduled for Nov. 7

Posted: October 22, 2013 - 3:26pm

Hope for the Holidays is for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one and wish to join in a supportive and caring group to help them through the holidays.

By long tradition, the holiday season is the best of times. But when a loved one is missing from these traditions it can be the worst of times, casting a harsh spotlight on pain and loss. The flood of memories triggered by the season’s familiar sights, sounds, and smells can create an overwhelming yearning for the return of the absent loved one.

The pressure to balance personal grief with the expectations of “joyful” social obligation is a common experience. The Hope for the Holidays presentation, facilitated by professionals, will provide an opportunity for honest dialogue and tools for coping with the upcoming weeks. Please join us at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.

For more information about Grief Support and to register for Hope for the Holidays call 218-828-7442.

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