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Samaritan Center for Grief Support Announces Support Group Schedule for Early 2014

The Samaritan Center for Grief Support, a member of the Samaritan Family of Services, announces its winter support group schedule.

“Grief is a natural, healthy and universal emotion. It helps us accept a loss and begin to heal. You don’t have to grieve alone,” says Kim Rumaker, Manager of the Samaritan Center for Grief Support.

The following support groups will be held at Samaritan’s main campus in Marlton starting January/February 2014:

Understanding Grief (No charge-1 session)

An Overview of the Grief Process

·         One Session
·         January 30, 2014
·         6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
·         Marlton - 5 Eves Drive, Marlton, NJ 08053

Pet Loss ($15 - 3 sessions)

For adults grieving the loss of an animal companion

·         3 Sessions
·         Starting Thursday, February 6
·         6:00-7:30 p.m.
·         Marlton - 5 Eves Drive, Marlton, NJ 08053

 Bereaved Parents ($30 – 6 sessions)

Addressing the life-altering loss of a child

·         6 Sessions
·         Starting Monday, January 20
·         6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
·         Marlton - 5 Eves Drive, Marlton, NJ 08053

Grieving the Love of Your Life ($40 – 8 sessions)

For those grieving the loss of a spouse or partner

·         8 sessions
·         Starting Monday, February 3
·         2:00 PM – 3:30 p.m.
·         Marlton - 5 Eves Drive, Marlton, NJ 08053

Sharing in Suicide’s Sorrows ($30 – 6 sessions)

For friends and family grieving a suicide death

·         6 sessions
·         Starting Thursday, February 20
·         6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
·         Marlton - 5 Eves Drive, Marlton, NJ 08053

Sharing in Grief and Hope ($30 – 6 sessions)
For anyone who has lost a family member or friend

·         6 Sessions
·         Starting, Tuesday, March 4
·         6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
·         Marlton - 5 Eves Drive, Marlton, NJ 08053

Samaritan’s grief support groups are open to anyone in the community, but registration is required at (856) 596-8550. Other Center services include grief counseling for adults and children and PTSD services for active military and veterans.

About Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice:

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative (comfort) medicine, geriatric care management, grief support and counseling and end-of-life education, research and advocacy. In addition to hospice services covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers, Samaritan’s Family of Services also provides nearly $1 million each year in essential, yet non-reimbursed, services through generous community support. 

Samaritan is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, independent organization accredited by The Joint Commission, a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and its’ We Honor Veterans program created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Samaritan serves people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties who are coping with the satresses of aging, serious illness or grief. For more information, visit  www.SamaritanHealthcareNJ.org

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