A discussion of how to heal after the loss of a loved one will be held
during a “Bereavement Support Group” meeting which will be
held on Tuesday, March 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Knapp Medical
Center Conference Center, 700 Knapp Medical Boulevard.
The meeting is free and open to all those who are grieving the recent loss
of a family member or special friend. During the meeting, a video “Tear Soup”, will be shown, followed by a discussion activity afterwards on a “recipe
for healing after loss.”
“This new Bereavement Support Group provides opportunities for learning
and coping with the loss of a loved one,” said Erica Sanchez, LMSW,
Social Worker with Knapp Hospice Care Services.
“Losing a loved one can be devastating,” Ms. Sanchez added.
“The world changes for those in grief. While some may be grateful
that their loved one is no longer suffering, there are countless others
who feel that they were not ready. It is during these times, that reaching
out for support from others can be most beneficial.”
Ms. Sanchez said that grief is a natural response to losing someone or
something important to you. Those in grief can experience a variety of
emotions, such as sadness or loneliness.
“Everyone goes through five stages of grief in his or her own way,”
Ms. Sanchez said. “You may even go back and forth between the stages,
or may skip some of the stages altogether. It’s important to know
that even though the loss may have affected the entire family, everyone
Support group meetings are planned for the second Tuesday of each month
at Knapp’s conference center, which is a free-standing building
on the west side of the hospital, with its own parking lot.
For more information on the Bereavement Support Group, please call Ms.
Sanchez or Chaplain Oscar Quintana, M.DIV, at 956-973-1879, or e-mail