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Memory Dish Bereavement Groups help with grief

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Barton Hospice is offering two monthly “Memory Dish Bereavement Groups” in South Lake Tahoe and in the Carson Valley. The groups aim to help people who are dealing with a major loss such as the death of a loved one or a divorce.

Barton’s Bereavement Group can help people pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives. A bereavement group is a safe place for individuals to feel empowered to express grief and sorrow and receive help in re-creating a rewarding life filled with authentic happiness.

Making and sharing a favorite dish that reminds you of a lost loved one can help revive special memories and can help relieve some of the loss. It is not necessary to share a favorite dish at the group meeting, but it is encouraged.

In South Lake Tahoe, the group meets the first Thursday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Dates include Feb. 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6. Call (530) 543-5581 or (530) 307-0288.

In Carson Valley, the bereavement group meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the Carson Valley Medical Center Administration Building, second floor. Dates include Feb. 17, March 17, April 21 and May 19. Call (775) 782-1510.

Trained facilitators and group councilors will be in attendance. There is no cost to attend the group, but reservations are requested to help the facilitators prepare for the meeting.

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