For Release: July 20, 2012
Jim Gosky 330.344.6083, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.848.6206, email@example.com
Akron General’s Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Center for Loss and Hope is offering a free series on "Men Facing Grief" August 6, 13 and 20 from 5–6:30 p.m. at the Hospice of VNS Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. Men in general seem to find it more difficult than women to recognize and deal, with grief. Oftentimes, men even have a hard time acknowledging their need for support when they have experienced a death of a loved one. This group, for men only, seeks to provide ideas for helping men heal from a loss.
A community outreach program on grief, "When Will I Stop Hurting: Grief and Healing," will be held August 7, 14 and 21 from 1–3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 636 West Park Avenue, Barberton. The class will focus on understanding grief basics and how to support yourself or your loved one’s through the grieving process.
"The Role of Humor in Grief Recovery" will be held on August 8 from 2–3:30 p.m. at the Hospice of VNS Care Center. Along the grief journey it is important for us to cope with our grief with the goal of restoring some sense of joy and well-being to our lives. Using your sense of humor is a principal element in the healing process. Discover ways to add justifiable humor to your grief journey in this class.
All classes are open to the community at no charge. Enrollment is limited, so please call to reserve a place. To register, or for more information on either group, or on other Hospice of VNS Bereavement support programs or individual grief counseling, please call 330-668-4662 or 800-335-1455, Ext. 4662.
About Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS)
patients with serious or life-limiting illnesses, their families and their communities. Hospice of VNS is an affiliate of Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates (comprised of Advanced Infusion Services, Hospice of VNS, VNS Personal Care Services, VNS Equipment & Supplies and Visiting Nurse Service). VNSA serves Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties and is a member of the Akron General Health System. For more information about VNSA, visit www.vnsa.com.
About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities we serve. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Development Foundation. Akron General has earned the prestigious National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for 14 out of 16 years. Recently, Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit About Us.