Grief classes available

The GriefCare Place offers support groups to encourage those who have experienced the death of a loved one. All programs are free.

The support groups take place at Cherry Creek, 2950 Graham Road in Stow.

The GriefCare Place office and lending library is located at 1916 Marhofer Ave. in Stow, and is open from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.

For more information or directions to Cherry Creek, call 330-686-1750, or visit www.thegriefcareplace.org for additional information.

Nurse Service Center offers grief programs

The Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service Center for Loss and Hope offers progressive programs designed to support and assist grieving people through the grief process.

The following education sessions and support groups reflect the development of healing experienced when redefining life after loss:

* Moving On Family Support Series is for adults with children ages 18 and younger. The focus of the support series is to address communication challenges and family identity, and to help focus on the loss for each family member. An art therapist works with the children to help them express memories and feelings tied to the loss.

* One-On-One Support is an option for individuals who either need more privacy in expressing their reaction to loss or who are unable to attend group meetings. Contact the Bereavement Office for more information.

All bereavement programs and services are free of charge and are conducted at the Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service Justin T. Rogers Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road in Akron. For more information, call the Bereavement Office at 800-335-1455 ext. 4662 or 330-668-4662.