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In-Person Grief Support Groups For Children And Teens Meeting In Spring

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Chesapeake Life Center’s grief support programs for children and teens are meeting in person in a limited capacity on the John & Cathy Belcher Campus, located at 90 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena. The schedule for the second quarter of 2021 is as follows:

Stepping Stones, a monthly support group for children ages 6 to 12 grieving the loss of a loved one, will meet from 10:00am to noon April 3. The group will not meet in May or June. Breakfast, games and activities are included.

Phoenix Rising, a monthly group for teens ages 13 to 18 grieving the loss of a loved one, meets from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month, April 21, May 19 and June 16. A meal is provided along with games and other activities.

Pre-Teen Group is a monthly support group for pre-teens and early teens to connect and share with others who have lost a loved one. It meets at the same time but in a different room as the Phoenix Rising group – from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month, April 21, May 19 and June 16. A meal is provided along with games and other activities.

These groups meet according to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Anne Arundel County. Groups are limited to six participants and masks must be worn at all times. The cost for each group is $10 per participant, with a maximum of $20 per family. Preregistration is required for all these programs and must be completed before attending by calling 888-501-7077 or emailing griefinfo@chesapeakelifecenter.org. For information about other programs, including summer events for children and teens, visit www.chesapeakelifecenter.org.

Chesapeake Life Center Announces Virtual Grief Support Schedule For Spring

Chesapeake Life Center offers a variety of grief support programs and workshops in person and via telehealth platforms. The following are support groups that will meet virtually through Zoom for health care through June.

SoulCollage Grief Support Group has participants create a series of collages to commemorate lost loved ones and to visually journal the grief process. The group will meet from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on the first Monday of the month, April 5, May 3 and June 7.

Loss of Life Partner/Spouse Monthly Morning Group is for individuals grieving the death of a spouse or life partner. It will meet from 10:30am to noon on the third Wednesday of the month, April 21, May 19 and June 16.

Parent/Parental-Figure Loss Monthly Support Group is a monthly drop-in group that is open to adults grieving the death of a parent or parental figure. It will meet from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month, April 28, May 26 and June 23.

Six-Week General Grief Support Group is a facilitated six-week support group offering attendees an opportunity to explore grief themes and share strategies for navigating loss in a community of trust. It will meet from 6:00pm to 7:30pm Tuesdays, April 6 to May 11. A six-week commitment is required.

One group that will be meeting virtually and in-person simultaneously is the Child Loss Support Group. This group is for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age or circumstance. The group will meet on the John & Cathy Belcher Campus, located at 90 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena, Maryland, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on the first Wednesday of the month, April 7, May 5 and June 2.

Per Centers for Disease Control guidelines, the number of people who will be allowed to participate in programs in person is limited to six to allow for physical distancing. Face masks must be worn at all times. Acknowledging that not everyone has access to this technology or may not be comfortable with it, the center suggests people call or email the office and grief professionals will work with individuals to help them find other appropriate resources if needed. Registration is required for all groups and can be completed by calling 888-501-7077 or emailing griefinfo@chesapeakelifecenter.org. For details on telehealth bereavement services, visit www.hospicechesapeake.org/clc-covid-19. Visit www.hospicechesapeake.org/events for a complete listing of in-person and virtual groups and workshops for adults and children.

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