Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer an eight-week bereavement support group this fall to help individuals cope with loss following the death of a spouse.

The support group will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 24, and continuing through Nov. 12.

"In this support group, we will explore the grieving process and the profound sense of personal loss that follows the death of a spouse," Kristin Carpenter, a grief and bereavement counselor with Visiting Nurse & Hospice, said.

"With the death of a spouse, we lose the most central relationship of our adult lives," Carpenter said. "We not only lose a loved one but an essential part of our identity as well. This bereavement support group will help participants gain a deeper understanding of their feelings of grief and begin the process of healing."

The bereavement support group will be held at the offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at I-Park, 761 Main Ave. (Route 7) on the Norwalk/Wilton line.

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The support group is free-of-charge and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. For more information, or to pre-register, call Visiting Nurse & Hospice at 203-834-6341, ext. 255.

A nonprofit community organization for more than 100 years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice provides professional nursing and support services, senior care management, physical rehabilitation, health education, community wellness programs and compassionate hospice care for children and adults in New Canaan and throughout Fairfield County. Visit www.visitingnurse.net.