REGION (August 1, 2012) – Wing Hospice is offering a Bereavement Support Group, which will begin Tuesday, September 11. The group will meet weekly, on Tuesday evenings, for eight weeks through October 30 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the Wing VNA and Hospice located at the Palmer Technology Center (building 3, 4th floor) on 4 Springfield Street, in Three Rivers.
Domenic K. Ciannella, Wing Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, will facilitate the sessions. “We honor and cherish our loved ones by the stories we remember and tell. It is through the sharing of story that we maintain the bond of connection and begin to discover a new found joy in living life beyond loss,” says Ciannella. Each session will include an education component interwoven with discussion.
In addition to the September Bereavement Support Group, Ciannella will lead another group session from November 6 – December 18.
There is no cost to attend the sessions, but space is limited and registration is required. To pre-register for the support group, or for more information, please contact Domenic Ciannella at (413) 283-9715.
Wing Hospice provides care and support for terminally ill patients and their families in the greater Palmer area. Hospice is dedicated to providing services to enhance the quality of the patients’ lives with a focus on patient comfort and well-being rather than on curing the disease. Hospice services are provided in the patient’s home with the active participation of the family and/or caregiver. Hospice services may also be provided in local contracted nursing facilities.
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About Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Centers & UMass Memorial Health Care
Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers
Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers, a member of UMass Memorial Health Care, has a rich history of caring for the health of the citizens of the Quaboag Hills and the Pioneer Valley. The hospital, located in Palmer, provides the region’s residents with a broad range of emergency, medical, surgical, and psychiatric services. The five medical centers in Belchertown, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, and Wilbraham offer extensive outpatient services to meet the needs of our surrounding communities. The Wing Memorial Health Care system also includes the Griswold Behavioral Health Center and the Wing VNA and Hospice.
Contributions and memorial gifts to Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers are deeply appreciated. For information, call the Wing Memorial Development Office at 413-284-5798 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMass Memorial Health Care
UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central New England with more than 13,000 employees and nearly 2,000 physicians, many of whom are members of UMass Memorial Medical Group. Our member hospitals and entities include Clinton Hospital, HealthAlliance Hospital, Marlborough Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers and Community Healthlink, our behavioral health agency. With our teaching and research partner, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, our extensive primary care network and our Cancer, Diabetes, Heart and Vascular, and Musculoskeletal Centers of Excellence we deliver seamless programs of quality and compassionate care for patients across our health care system.