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Bereavement Lecture Series

Bereavement Lecture Series

Monthly topics to educate and comfort those who grieve

Spiritual Prescription for Healing Grief

Tuesday, October 20   7:00 p.m.  Mount Olivet Cemetery  
Martha G. Blessing, RN

When a loved one dies we can feel disconnected from life and our bodies. This can create health challenges like anxiety, sleep disturbances and other symptoms. Through meditation and prayer we can balance the energy of our physical bodies and begin to restore balance while we process the emotions.  Speaker and author, Martha G. Blessing, RN is the creator of the CD, One Heart: Meditations for Healing.

Handling the Holidays

Monday, Nov. 16    4:00 p.m.  St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Teresa Evans

The holiday season is not always greeted with happy anticipation. Grief may make it difficult to carry on as usual. Explore ways that you can find your way through the season. Presenter Teresa Evans, is the Founder of P.E.A.C.E., an organization that provides support and assistance to families who have lost a loved one to homicide.

Tuesday, Nov. 17   7:00 p.m.  Mount Olivet Cemetery  
Lynn DeSimone, LCSW-R

For over twenty-five years grief therapist Lynn DeSimone has helped the bereaved make it through the holiday season. This program will be full of information and activities that will allow you to include and honor those who are no longer at your holiday table, but still a part of your family story. Presenter Lynn DeSimone has a private counseling practice in Williamsville.

Grief support groups are offered the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at St. Aloysius Gonzaga in Cheektowaga at 4 p.m.  and the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Kenmore at 7:00 p.m.  For more information, please call Nancy Weil, Director of Grief Support, at 716-873-6500.