Hospice plans grief workshop
ASHLAND - Community Hospice will present a workshop titled “Complicated Grief versus Normal Grief” from 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 28.
The free program will be at Hospice’s offices at 1480 Carter Ave. Registration is required.
The program will explore the differences between normal and complicated grief, explain the symptoms associated with each type of grief and how to manage them, along with how to recognize the behaviors of complicated grief.
The workshop will be presented by Jamie Green, BSW, LSW, a bereavement counselor with Community Hospice. Her experience includes providing support to patients and families for end-of-life care. She also facilitates support groups and provides grief counseling to individuals and families who have experienced losses.
Continuing education credits (Kentucky) have been approved for nurses and social workers, but other health-care professionals — nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse assistants, long-term-care professionals, clergy, spiritual caregivers and counselors — are encouraged to attend.
To register, call Pam Sweeney at (606) 329-1890 or (800) 926-6184.
Kiwanis gives $500 to program
FLATWOODS - For the ninth consecutive year, the Kiwanis Club of East Greenup County is supporting the Ashland Alliance’s Young Professionals Club’s back-to-school backpack program.
Mary Kay McGinnis-Ruark picked up the club’s 2012 donation of $500 during a Kiwanis meeting at Giovanni’s Pizza in Flatwoods last week.
In receiving the check, Ruark noted this is the ninth year for the backpack project and the ninth time Kiwanis has given support.
She said Kiwanis is the only organization to have supported the project from its inception. “We don’t even have to call you and ask; you call us and say pick it up,” Ruark said.
This year, 864 students in Greenup and Boyd schools requested backpacks. The backpacks contain school supplies and clothing items for each specific student.
Boyd board reschedules
SUMMIT - The Boyd County Board of Education special meeting originally scheduled for Monday has been changed to 7 p.m. Thursday at Boyd County Middle School.
District board to meet Wednesday
GRAYSON - The Little Sandy District Board will meet at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor (fiscal courtroom) in the courthouse.
Hospice plans grief workshop
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