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Published on November 26, 2013

‘Compassionate Parents’ to Decorate Tree with Memory Hearts

ABERDEEN (Nov. 26, 2013) –  Compassionate Parents, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, will hold a special gathering at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Aberdeen at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital cafeteria, 305 S. State St. Ornaments will be provided for trimming the Christmas tree with memory hearts. Fellowship will follow.

The support group offers friendship and understanding, promotes positive resolution of grief experiences, and fosters physical and emotional health after the death of a child. The group normally meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, with the next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Avera St. Luke’s Education Center. Parents, grandparents, family members and friends are invited to attend and learn ways to cope with feelings associated with their loss. Marge Holland, RN, and Judy Toennies, RN (retired), are facilitators for the group. Call 605-622-5552 or contact Avera St. Luke’s Education Department at 605-622-5588 for more information.