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Coping with Grief and Loss with the HAP Foundation

Wednesday, September 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Members & guests- Free! RSVP below to register. This event will be presented virtually via Zoom.

Description: Loss and grief are a part of all of our lives yet navigating grief can feel overwhelming. We
have lost lives, social interaction, and much more during the pandemic. It can be a struggle to cope with
the death of a loved one. This presentation provides a guide to the different types of loss and how they
affect us. We will address common myths about grief. We will also discuss the different categories of
grief and grief-informed care. Participants will learn coping strategies and how best to support grieving
loved ones. Resources for grief support will also be shared. Participants are encouraged to share stories
and experiences if they feel comfortable doing so. We aim to build a safe space to honor loss, integrate
grief, and support one another.

Presenter Bio: Maureen Burns (she/her/ella) is a Community Health Worker /Promotora de Salud and
the Director of Community Health at The HAP Foundation. The HAP Foundation is a nonprofit leader
with a refined focus to elevate access to and increase understanding of serious illness and hospice and
palliative care through community and clinical education, workforce development, research, and
advocacy. Maureen works in and around Rogers Park and West Ridge, providing free community
education and linking patients and loved ones to resources within their community. She has over 15
years of experience working in health care and a Bachelor of Arts degree in community health, culture,
and aging. She is currently a graduate student, pursuing her MPH.

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(09.04.24) Coping with Grief & Loss with the HAP Foundation
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Wednesday, September 4
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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