Grief Group

  •       An on-going Grief Support Group is offered for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one. If you or someone you know is grieving the death of someone close, please consider attending this group. They typically meet every-other month and dates and times are announced on this website, on Facebook, and in the bulletin. Since the pandemic began, a Zoom option has been offered in addition to gathering in person. This group is FREE to those who are grieving and their support people.
          Tom Bekkers, MSW, APSW, is the Facilitator, He is an Advanced Practice Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in professional counseling related to patients and family members faced with the challenges of health situations, lifestyle adjustment issues, death, and grief. Tom holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
          Tom is the co-author of “The Widower’s Toolbox:  Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse” which helps channel men’s grief into constructive tasks and provides tools to enable bereaved men to recreate lives that can be fulfilling once again.
          Tom and his wife Patty live in Denmark, and are members of St. James Parish. 

  • Next Support Group Gathering

    What to Say to
    Someone Who's Grieving

    September 11, 2022         12:00-2:00pm
    St. James Parish Hall

        A grieving person needs friends who are willing to listen to them, cry with them, reninisce, care cope, be honest with them, help them feel loved and believe that they will make it throrugh their grief. This session will assist not only the person who is in the midst of their grief journey, but also their support person who may be seeking tips to aide them in knowing what to say at this difficult time.

        Participants may attend in person or through a Zoom call from the comfort of home. To obtain the Zoom link contact Tom Bekkers, Facilitator.


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