Many people find the holiday season to be a particularly difficult time of the year, especially after someone they love has died. But, three upcoming community presentations – in Windsor, Vernon and Avon – will offer ways to help Greater Hartford residents cope.
The free programs, entitled “Coping with Grief and Loss during the Holidays”, will be presented by Carmon Community Funeral Homes, by Mary’s Place, A Center for Grieving Children and Families in Windsor, and by Avon’s New Day Counseling Center.
- The first program will be held on Friday, November 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Windsor Community Center in The Caring Connection at 330 Windsor Ave in Windsor.
- A second similar program will take place on Tuesday, November 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Connecticut on 8 Keynote Drive in Vernon.
- A third program is set for Wednesday, November 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Avon at Carmon Family Center of 301 Country Club Road.
“The speaker at all three programs will be Joe Colletti of East Granby, a consultant and author who himself suffered the loss of a teenage daughter,” explains Lisa Peluso, R.N., Director of Mary’s Place, a Center for Grieving Children and Families in Windsor. “He knows personally what the holidays are like, and will suggest ways to make the holidays easier for families. There will be an opportunity for people to ask questions,” adds Peluso, “And refreshments will be served.”
All Greater Hartford residents are invited to attend any of the three programs, but people are requested to reserve a seat in advance:
- For the November 2 Windsor or the November 6 Vernon programs, call Mary’s Place, a Center for Grieving Children and Families at (860) 688-9621.
- For the November 7 Avon program, call Avon’s Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center at (860) 673-8610.