September, 2011

SOMC to Host Knit for Hope

Knitters and crocheters of all skill-levels are invited to an evening of fun, food and to support a good cause as part of the Knit for Hope group at Southern Ohio Medical Center.

The group will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. September 27 at the SOMC Friends Community Center, 1202 18th Street in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Patterns for lap quilts, throws, shawls, hats and caps will be available, though attendees are asked to bring their own needles and yarn (of any color). Finished products will be donated to breast cancer patients of the SOMC Cancer Center.

For more information, please call the SOMC Volunteer Office at 740-356-8234.

SOMC To Offer Fall Grief Support Group

 Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Hospice Bereavement Program will offer a grief support group called “Picking Up the Pieces.” The group will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. September 6 in the Hospice conference room, located in the SOMC Gibson building, 2201 25th Street in Portsmouth.

“Adjusting after the death of a loved one is difficult,” Susan Goins, bereavement coordinator for SOMC Hospice, said. “If you are struggling with the grieving process, we invite you to join us for an educational support group.”

“Picking Up the Pieces” is a six-weeklong course that will give participants an opportunity to share memories, ask questions and voice concerns with others who have suffered loss. The meetings last two hours and will end October 11, 2011.

The group is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more information or to register, please call Susan Goins at (740) 356-2676 or 1-800-779-7902.