Members & guests – free.
Online RSVP for this program has ended; to join contact the Village office at 773.248.8700.
This program will be presented via Zoom, and recorded for those unable to attend. Register here to receive a link to join the event, as well as a recording of the informational part of the presentation afterwards. The Zoom link will be sent the day before the presentation.
Loss and grief are a part of all of our lives yet navigating grief can feel overwhelming. During the Pandemic we have lost lives, social interaction, and much more. 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 about coping strategies and how best to support loved ones who are grieving. 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 and other.
Note: a second session will be held on June 8, which will allow more time for sharing stories and experiences. Read more and register for that session here. You do not have to attend both sessions; you may register for one or both.
About our presenter: Maureen Burns (she/her/ella) is a Community Health Worker /Promotora de Salud with 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.