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Support group schedule for first half of 2013 finalized

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HANCOCK – Portage Health is continually looking to improve the health of our community. In these efforts Portage Health offers a bereavement support group and a caregiver support group. The schedule for these support groups for the first half of 2013 has been finalized.

“The bereavement support group provides a safe and supportive space where an individual can share, be supported and cared for as they learn to live without their loved one,” said Carol Olsen, medical social worker with Portage Health Home Care.

The bereavement group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. at the Portage Health Home Care office on Water Street in Hancock. The caregiver support group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, at The Bluffs.

“The caregiver support group provides a safe and supportive place to share feelings, frustrations and concerns,” said Olsen.

All support groups are free and open to anyone. No reservations are needed. A schedule for the first six months of 2013 is below. Additional information, and a full schedule can always be found at portagehealth.org/supportgroups.

Bereavement Support Groups (first Wednesday, 4 p.m.) 

  • January 2nd – 4 p.m.
  • February 6th – 4 p.m.
  • March 6th – 4 p.m.
  • April 3rd – 4 p.m.
  • May 1st – 4 p.m.
  • June 5th – 4 p.m.

Caregiver Support Groups (third Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.) 

  • January 16 – 1:30 p.m.
  • February 20 – 1:30 p.m.
  • March 20 – 1:30 p.m.
  • April 17 – 1:30 p.m.
  • May 15 – 1:30 p.m.
  • June 19 – 1:30 p.m.

During the Holiday season additional bereavement support group meetings are taking place each Thursday through Jan. 3. Meetings are at 10:30 a.m. at the Kangas Café. See our press release about the added sessions for more information.


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