Free sessions to focus on understanding grief, caregiving

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Community Hospice & Palliative Care is hosting free support and educational sessions during the month of August.

It will be an in-person session located at our Anne and Donald McGraw Center for Caring.

The sessions include “Understanding Grief: A Program for the Newly Bereaved,” which will be held August 19 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is designed to help people learn that healing is possible after the death pf a loved one.

The program will dive into the effective ways to cope with the grief encountered when a loved one is lost. The presentation will last one hour.

It will especially be helpful to those who have experienced a loss within the past 90 days and are at least 18 years old.

Greif can impact people differently depending on their age, which is why the program focuses on the importance of understanding self-care even throughout the grieving process and how that goes a long way in one’s coping skills.

Register for the grief session today by calling 352-204-9876.

A caregiver conference is scheduled for Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Edwards Waters University in the Milne Auditorium in the Lee Cousins Building.

It will be a free workshop to discuss the common struggles caregivers face and what resources are out there to help in those situations.

The event is sponsored by Edward Waters University, UF Health Center for Equity and Engagement Research, New Town Success Zone, Preventing Alzheimer's with Cognitive Training, and Community Hospice & Palliative Care.

Topics covered during the event include caring for the caregiver, how to recognize the signs for more care, preventing Alzheimer’s with cognitive training, ACTS2 faith-based caregiver skills-building and support, COVID-19 now, and community and community initiatives.

A free continental breakfast and lunch will be available with breakfast from 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.

To register for the caregiver event, go to CaregiverConference.eventbrite.com or call 904-407-6121.

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