FVVH offers two free groups to those left behind

By on September 21, 2009

AURORA/GENEVA—Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice (FVVH) offers “Herbie’s Friends,” a program where family members who have experienced a loss can share their thoughts, feelings and stories.

Families with children ages 5 through 18 enjoy a meal together followed by activities led by trained facilitators.

This group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, from Sept. 21 to Nov. 2 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 27 S. Edgelawn, Aurora.

FVVH is also offering “Pathways,” a seven-week group addressing issues faced by those who have lost a life partner.

Emotional support is offered as well as assistance with accepting the death and dealing with grief.

This group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, from Sept. 30 to Nov. 11, at FVVH, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva.

Both groups are free to attend, but registration is required by calling (630) 232-2233 or e-mailing info@fvvh.org.