New Members Welcome to Join Program for Grieving Children & Teens
May 11, 2007
A Program for Grieving Children & Teens is currently holding an eight-week session in Farmington and organizers say that new members are always welcome. The program, which runs through June 14, provides support for children and teenagers, ages 3 to 18 years, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, relative, or friend.
A Program for Grieving Children & Teens is sponsored by St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, and Franklin Community Health Network and serves families at no charge. The weekly meetings are held on Thursday evenings, from 7-8 p.m. in the Ben Franklin Center at Franklin Memorial Hospital.
Children meet weekly in groups for age appropriate activities, games, art, and other forms of self-expression. Adults meet at the same time to support one another and discuss ways to best meet their families’ needs. Volunteers who have completed a 27-hour training lead the groups.
To enroll in the program, a parent, grandparent, or adult support-person should accompany a child or teen. Pre-registration is required so families can meet with program volunteers before they join a session.
For more information about the program or to pre-register contact Joan Spitzform, bereavement assistant, at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice at 777-7740 or 1-800-482-7412, ext. 1460.
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