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For release: August 20, 2013

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014, amy.kilgore@akrongeneral.org
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.344.1681, kelly.wardsmith@akrongeneral.org

Hospice of VNS offers grief support series
Free program supports the bereaved in our community

Akron General Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) is offering a free eight-week “Growing Through Grief Series” beginning September 5 from 2–4 p.m. or 6–8 p.m. at the Hospice of VNS Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. Learn what to expect during the grieving process. Share stories, emotions, victories and hopes, and receive tools for handling the normal grief response. The group will meet every Thursday for eight weeks; choose to attend either the afternoon or evening group. The series is open to the community at no charge. Enrollment is limited, so please call to reserve a place. To RSVP, or for more information on this or other Hospice of VNS bereavement support programs or individual grief counseling, please call 330-668-4662.

About Akron General Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service
Akron General Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) is a nonprofit agency providing compassionate support for individuals facing serious or life-limiting illnesses and their families. Care is provided in-home, at nursing facilities or assisted living residences, and at the area's first freestanding Hospice Care Center, the renowned Justin T. Rogers Care Center on Ridgewood Road in Copley Township. Hospice of VNS is an affiliate of Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates (comprised of Advanced Infusion Services, Hospice of VNS, VNS Equipment & Supplies and Visiting Nurse Service). A member of the Akron General Health System, VNSA serves Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties. For more information, visit www.vnsa.com.



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