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Keefe Funeral Homes
Keefe Funeral Homes will be offering a six-week long bereavement support group starting on Sunday September 25, 2016, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Saint Raphael Church, Medford. This group has an open enrollment; please email: CKiernan@achs.net
Goal: The main goal of a bereavement group is to break the isolation grief can impose on all of us. Participants have a chance to meet other people who are experiencing a significant loss and to share what works and does not work. A bereavement group does not take the place of professional counseling (individual or group). If you feel as though, that you are dealing with some complicated issues in your grief you might consider seeing a grief counselor, as well as participating in bereavement group.
Different topics will be discussed during the sessions we meet. They include manifestations of grief, family dynamics, finding support, reevaluating values, and commemoration.
Format: Each session will begin with a reading. Participants will then have a chance to “check in” on how they are doing. After everyone has had a chance to talk, the facilitators will provide education on a given topic. Open discussion will follow.
The facilitators are Maura Lavalle and Christy Kiernan. Maura’s role will be to share how she is coping with her sudden loss of her husband and what she is learning about herself. Christy is a social worker and a member of the Keefe family; she is hoping to work closely with Maura to educate and to ensure all participants have a chance to speak, and to ensure each participant’s privacy is protected.
Participants: Any adult who has experienced the death of someone close is welcomed. Participants have experienced the death of a spouse/partner, child, sibling, friend, and/or other relative.
Please contact The Keefe Funeral Home if you have any further questions. 781-648-5544