Monroe County Hospice Offers Grief & Loss Seminar

Monroe County Hospice along with Sinnott-Pierschbacher Funeral Home and Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, will sponsor a grief and loss seminar on Thursday, October 24th beginning at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall at the First Christian Church in Albia.  The seminar will feature “Consider the Conversation – a documentary on a taboo subject” with discussion to follow.  There is no fee to attend and participants do not need to pre-register.

About the documentary:  Motivated by their personal experiences with loss, two long-time friends – one a hospice worker and the other a State Teacher of the Year – present a powerful and inspiring film on the American struggle with communication and preparation at life’s end. Consider the Conversation examines multiple perspectives on end-of-life care and includes interviews with patients, family members, doctors, nurses, clergy, social workers and national experts from around the country. The film’s goal is to inspire dialogue between patient and doctor, husband and wife, parent and child, minister and parishioner. This is not a story about death; it’s a film about living life to its fullest.

Monroe County Hospice’s bereavement program guides people of all ages through the difficult times that follow the death of someone special. A grief support group meets the fourth Thursday of each month in the Friendship Hall at First Christian Church from 5p-6p.  Individuals do not need to RSVP for the monthly grief group in order to attend.   Groups are free and open to the public, even to those who are not using Monroe County Hospice services.