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First Presbyterian Church is offering two new support groups which are held the third Tuesday of every month. A Caregiver Support group meets at 1:00 p.m. at the church, and a Grief Support group begins at 2:30 p.m. Both groups will be facilitated by TCM therapist Barb Doorlag, MA, LLP.
Caregiver Support Group
Support groups for caregivers foster a setting for sharing information, insight, advice and encouragement. They provide an opportunity to learn from others who face the same challenges, and allow you to talk about your experiences. Caregiver support group meetings can give you new approaches to caregiving, including ones that worked for others in a similar situation. You can also gain perspective and caregiver stress management tools that come from hearing others talk about their experiences.
Grief Support Group
Grief support groups offer companionship and understanding from others who have experienced loss, and are experiencing life with grief. Grief support groups are there to help us as we move through our grief journey. In a culture that often avoids talking about loss, support groups give you the opportunity to share your story, experience and your journey forward.
These support groups are supported by the Deacons Ministry at FPC and funded by the Karin Fowler Fund for Pastoral Care.
About the group facilitator, Barb Doorlag, MA, LLP:
Barbʼs specific interests include conflict, coping & communication, parenting issues, anxiety and stress management, self-esteem and empowerment. She facilitates the Conflict, Coping & Communication groups, Womenʼs Anxiety/Worry group, and the Love and Logic parenting series.