Hospice & Palliative Care Of Westchester Offers Support Groups

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains' Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester is providing support to those who have lost loved ones. 

HPCW is set to run the support group programs for about 10 weeks starting Feb. 24. The groups are designed for those who are grieving to help find comfort with one another in a safe, healing environment. “Parent-Sibling Loss” will begin Feb. 24 and meet Monday evenings, “Daytime Spouse Loss” will begin March 5 and meet Wednesdays and “Evening Spouse Loss” will begin April 24 and meet Thursdays.

HPCW is also launching “Flying Solo” in March. The program is a support group specifically for women who have been widowed for at least a year, to help them adapt to new challenges and embrace new opportunities. The program will run from March 13 through May 8 on Thursdays.

“When coping with the loss of a loved one, the support of others – especially those experiencing a similar grief – can have a major, positive impact,” said Mary Spengler, executive director of HPCW.

All groups are held at HPCW, 311 North Street, Suite 204 in White Plains. The support groups involve a screening assessment prior to joining. Although the groups do not require a fee to participate, bereavement programs are funded primarily by donations and grants.

For additional information, residents are asked to contact HPCW’s bereavement coordinators Karen Dreher at (914) 682-1484 ext. 130 or Kim Gordon at (914) 682-1484 ext. 163. Residents can visit HPCW online.

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