New Canaan's Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer an eight-week bereavement support group this summer to help adults cope with loss following the death of a parent.

The group will meet Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, and will continue through Aug. 17. There is no fee for participation.

"In this support group we will address common reactions to the death of a parent including depression, anger, fear, loneliness and guilt," said the Rev. Marti Bishop, an interfaith minister and grief and bereavement counselor with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. "The death of a parent is an expected life cycle event, yet it's the loss of the most primal relationship in our lives and the effect can be profound."

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

This support group is open to the public but preregistration is required.

For more information, or to preregister, call Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-834-6341, extension 255.