Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice sets next series of grief sessions

(Great Bend, Kas.) - When people are grieving for a family member or friend, they need to know they are not alone, said Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) Chaplain Larry Schumacher. Therefore, the non-profit agency has scheduled its next series of Monday evening Grief Support Group meetings.

The first session is set for Dec. 15 and the last for Feb. 9 at GBHH&H, 3520 Lakin. All sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. and are open to anyone.

It always helps to talk with someone when you are grieving because its important to know you are not alone, Schumacher said. That is the heart of the matter.

These grief support sessions are open to anyone whether you have lost a loved one recently or a long time ago, Schumacher added. We hope those who need support will join us.

The chaplain and GBHH&H Social Worker Cathy Soeken are co-facilitators for the Monday sessions. Cathy and I will collaborate as we provide guidance during these grief sessions, Schumacher said. We have many years of experience in helping people through difficult times.

GBHH&H has been serving central Kansans since 1979; its service area includes Barton, Pawnee, Rush and parts of Stafford counties.

The agency is part of the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center family. St. Roses umbrella organization is Centura Health, which connects individuals and families across western Kansas and Colorado with more than 6,000 physicians, 15 hospitals, seven senior-living communities, physician practices and clinics, and home-care and hospice services.