Ecumen Parmly LifePointes offers a weekly grief support group as part of its enrichment programming to the community. Parmly’s chaplain, Ron Gerl, and Gretchen Kirvida from Fairview Homecaring and Hospice are the facilitators. The support group is held 12:30-1:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Clubroom—located on the upper level of the Vitalize! Wellness Centre, 28210 Old Towne Rd., Chisago City.
The grieving process is different for everyone, but a support group can help. Grief can affect everyone on many levels. It can affect people physically, spiritually, with concentration or memory, and with behavior. Hearing the stories of others and having the support of others can be help.
The support group is free and open to the public. Visitors do not need to be a member of the Vitalize! Wellness Centre to attend. For questions or to learn more, contact Mara Krinke at 651-257-7956, or email at MaraKrinke@Ecumen.org.