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JAGS to start meeting April 10

The Jamestown Area Grief Support Team is offering a grief support group for anyone who is grieving the loss of someone important to them, whether the loss is recent or from years past. The group will meet at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 424 1st Ave. S, Jamestown, beginning April 10 and will run for six weeks.

In his book, “Understanding Your Grief,” internationally recognized expert in the field of loss and grief, Dr. Alan Wolfelt says, “You can benefit from a connectedness that comes from people who have also had a death in their lives. Support groups, where people come together and share the common bond of experience, can be invaluable in helping you and your grief and supporting your need to mourn long after the event of the death.”

In today’s fast-paced society, people who have had a significant loss are often expected to be “over it” in a matter of a few weeks. They may even expect this of themselves. In reality, it may take years for someone to work through his or her grief. The support group experience allows individuals to express grief in their own way and on their own timetable.

The group is free of charge, however, participants are asked to register to ensure that enough materials are available. For more information, or to register, call Charlotte at (701) 952-9358 or Kathy at (701) 952-8001.