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Midland Care Starts New Groups to Support Grieving Adults

Topeka, KS – July 19, 2016 – Local, not-for-profit, health care provider Midland Care announced that their Center for Hope and Healing will soon offer two new support groups, one for young adults and one for those who have experienced the death of a spouse. Both groups will start July 26, 2016 at Midland Care’s newly opened Center for Hope and Healing at 1112 SW 6th Avenue in Topeka.

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The spouse-loss support group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a spouse. Midland Care Grief Support Specialist Delmar White, an experienced group facilitator who specializes in grief, will facilitate the group. 

“When your spouse dies, your whole life can change,” said Midland Care CEO Karren Weichert, “figuring out how to manage day-to-day while coping with grief can be incredibly difficult. No one’s grief is exactly like yours, but people tell us that talking with others with similar experiences is helpful.”
Another new grief support group is for young adults who have experienced the death of a loved one, a family member or friend. Midland Care Grief and Loss Elizabeth Freundorfer, LMSW, will lead the group.

“Young adults are already experiencing a lot of life transitions, and rely heavily on peer and family relationships to navigate these changes. When they lose a loved one, it can be devastating, but traditional social services sometimes don’t meet their unique needs,” said Midland Care CEO Karren Weichert.
Both groups are free of charge, but donations are welcomed and accepted. Groups require advance registration. To register or learn more, contact the Midland Care Center for Hope and Healing at 785-232-2044. The organization also offers individual counseling for all ages, additional support groups and specialized services for children and teens.

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About Midland Care: Midland Care is a local, not-for-profit organization offering help aging at home, support for family caregivers, senior living options, end-of-life care and grief and loss services. Since 1978, Midland Care has touched lives through a range of health care services. Learn more about our work at www.midlandcare.org

 

 

Photo: Midland Care on 6th Avenue at 1112 SW 6th Avenue in Topeka houses the Center for Hope and Healing

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