SOMC To Offer Scrapbooking Grief Support Group

Hospice of Southern Ohio Medical Center will offer a special scrapbooking grief support group during March.

The sessions will give participants an opportunity to remember their loved ones while talking about their feelings of grief and loss.

“Memories are a way of holding on to things you love and things you never want to lose,” said Susan Goins, social worker with SOMC Hospice. “Scrapbooking can lead to healing after the loss of a loved one because it gives us a visual memory of special moments with them.”

The group will meet once a week for three weeks, beginning March 3. Sessions will begin at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Gibson building on SOMC’s East Campus.

The sessions are free and materials for scrapbooking will be provided. Participants should bring pictures, cards, letters or other items to include in their scrapbook pages.

Space for this special grief support group is limited. Anyone wishing to participate should call Goins at (740) 356-2676 or call Hospice at (740) 356-2651 by March 3.