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Healing, dying, death and grief to be addressed at Truro gathering

"Creating Space for Healing, Dying, Death, and Grief" is the title of an event being held in Truro by the Mental Wellness Support Group.
"Creating Space for Healing, Dying, Death, and Grief" is the title of an event being held in Truro by the Mental Wellness Support Group.

Losing a loved one, and living following that loss are a couple of the topics people will be able to discuss at an upcoming event.

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Mental Wellness Peer Support Group will offer ‘Creating Space for Healing, Dying, Death, and Grief.’

“We’ll start by asking what people want to talk about,” said Valerie Kingsbury, who is the presenter. “Things could go in many ways. There could be conversation around the grieving process, medical assistance in death, and perhaps fears and questions around dying. There will be opportunities for people to express their fears and know they’re not alone.

“We might cover some practicalities; things to put in place before dying, putting together a funeral, how to work with a funeral home…”

Mental Wellness Peer Support Group programs are provided on the request of participants.

Everyone is welcome to attend the program, which begins at 7 p.m. at First United Church Memorial Hall.
Kingsbury, who is the minister at First United Church, has worked in palliative care for about 30 years, and is the author of a book called ‘Creating Spaces for Healing and Hope.’

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