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For release: February 4, 2014

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

Hospice of VNS offers free bereavement classes in February
Free programs support the bereaved in our community

Akron General Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) is offering a free class on “Good Self Care While Grieving” February 12 from 2–3:30 p.m. at the Hospice of VNS Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley. Discuss the physical impact grief has on the body, mind and spirit, the importance of good self-care, and receive tips on supporting yourself while grieving.

“Kids’ Loving Memories Grief Support” will be held on February 14 from 5–7 pm at the Hospice of VNS Care Center. Children ages 6-11 will experience three groups focusing on expressing their grief through music, special memory craft, and story.

Both 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 Akron General Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS)
Akron General Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service 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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