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VON presents strategies for coping with the death of a loved-one during the holidays

Grief During the Holidays

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — The holidays are a time generally spent with family. So it's no wonder that during this time, we miss our dearly-departed the most. According to the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Grey-Bruce, it can be overwhelming. The challenge becomes "how to navigate your way through the expectations of family and friends at a very emotional time in your life."

Deepening sadness and loneliness can often isolate people when everyone else seems to be in a celebratory mood. But by adopting some coping strategies, you need not cancel the holiday altogether.

Grief During the Holidays is a one hour community education session hosted by VON where the difficulties of the holiday season are acknowledged and coping strategies are shared to help you through this time.

Hanover - December 3, 2019
Hanover Mennonite Church - 172 5th Street, Hanover

Markdale - December 5, 2019
SEGCHC- 55 Victoria Street, Markdale

Port Elgin- December 9, 2019
Faith Lutheran Church - 525 Irvings Drive, Port Elgin

Owen Sound - December 11, 2019
Seasons Retirement Home - 1389 16th Ave E. Owen Sound

All sessions begin at 7 pm.
No charge to attend; Registration required

For more information and registration, please contact Ingrid Bell at
(519) 376-5895 x 260 or


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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