Guest:  Cheri Milton, Grief Support Specialist, Agrace Grief Support Center

Grief is a very personal emotion.  When someone we love dies, it is not unusual to feel helpless, alone, shock, anger, despair.  Each person experiences sadness in his or her own way and can move back and forth through a range of emotions in the process of attempting to go on with life.

For many years, Agrace has provided hospice and palliative care to people facing serious and life-limiting illnesses and has remained a source of support for families following the loss of a loved one. To enhance these services, Agrace has opened the separate Agrace Grief Support Center on Marketplace Drive in Fitchburg for those experiencing grief – to share stories, find comfort, and work toward healthy survivorship.

On this program, Cheri Milton describes the services offered including grief support groups for adults, spouses and partners, family support programs for school-age children, therapeutic play activities for grieving children, and education about living with grief and helping others.  There is no charge for these services if a member of your family was in hospice care with Agrace or another hospice within the past 12 months.

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