Group forwidows,widowers meets for meals

A New Beginning, a social group for widows and widowers (all ages), will meet for breakfast and conversation every Saturday at 9 a.m. at Thano's Restaurant, 71 - 5th St., SE., Barberton. The group also meets for dinner and conversation the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6 p.m. For restaurant location, call 330-745-6239.

Bereavement SupportGroup meets March 8, 9

When we lose a loved one by death, we are wounded. Just as a wound does, we need to heal from within, to express our thoughts and feelings, even when they seem crazy. We need to recognize that "crazy is normal."

Knowing this will not lessen your grief, but it may help your healing to begin. A support group is a safe haven with those who understand and care. St. Mary Church, 340 N. Main St., Hudson, will have meetings on March 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. and March 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 106.

Grief, like a wound, takes time to heal. A support group is to the grieving like a healing salve to a wound; it soothes and comforts us while we heal.

To register for the group or for more information, contact Rose Gordyan, Pastoral Associate, at rgordyan@stmaryhudson.cc or 330 653-8118 ext. 227.