September 2015 NewsFlash

Free Grief Workshops at Wayne Memorial Hospital

A free workshop designed to help people cope with the grieving process will be offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital this fall. The six-week session will provide education and support and focus on grief as a normal part of an individual’s transition through life. The fall sessions will be held Tuesday evenings from 5:30 until 6:30 from September 15th through October 20th in Conference Room #2 on the second floor of Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Grief can best be described as a distinctive cluster of common emotional, physical and spiritual reactions to loss, according to Licensed Clinical Social Worker Neil Petrosky from Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers Behavioral Health Center. Petrosky co-facilitated previous workshops at the hospital. “This description does not diminish how traumatic a loss can be for the griever,” says Petrosky. “Rather, it says that we can identify with each other as human beings who all struggle with the death of a loved one. We have the ability to join together and help one another through this struggle.”
Acknowledging that grief is a very individual process, the workshop will encourage participants to explore their own solutions to the challenges of living without their loved ones and dealing with the many changes that follow a loss. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Rev. Edward K. Erb, Wayne Memorial Hospice chaplain and Social Worker Anna Walsh, LMSW, CSW, with the hospital The sessions are designed to be non-sectarian and will provide a safe place for individuals to sort out activities and time tables that are right for them. A participant’s experience will be enhanced by attending all six sessions, but it is not mandatory.
For more information, email Father Erb at or Ms. Walsh at Other sessions will also be offered during the winter and spring months. Participants are asked to complete a registration form, which can be found at

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