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Embracing Grief

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Grief is not something we address well in our society. It is often either ignored or treated as an “illness” – something to recover from as quickly as possible. The truth is we recover at our own rate and in our own time, and often emerge as new people with rich discoveries. But this is only possible if we do the work and deal with the hurt. It is worth noting that grief encompasses more than death; it involves loss or change of any kind – like accepting that the world as it is post-pandemic, or the changes in our bodies as we age; or the shape of our families as they grow and move away. There are a whole host of things to be navigated, and this is the opportunity to do so.
Leslie Hyde, Chaplain for the Yarmouth Police Department and Director of the Riverside Cemetery, and Psychiatric Nurse, Linda McDougall, join us to create a safe space to explore your questions and concerns. They will want a lot of the conversation to be participant driven. Paper and pencil will be available for those who would like to remain anonymous with their input and/or questions. Anyone planning to attend is welcome to also contact Courtney at the library in advance to pass along any questions or issues they’d like discussed during the presentation.
This program is a part of our Wellness Series in partnership with Yarmouth Community Services and Aging in Place Yarmouth.
Contact Courtney at the library with any questions or for more information (ckleftis@yarmouthlibrary.org).


April 3
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Merrill Memorial Library
215 Main St.
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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