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Renowned Bereavement Expert to Discuss Coping with Grief and Loss in Newtown September 26

September 3, 2013

Ken Doka 4x5 gs 2419Newtown, CT, September 3, 2013………Masonicare Home Health & Hospice and Masonicare at Newtown are pleased to host a bereavement support program for the community led by the renowned Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv.  The program, entitled “Post Traumatic Growth,” will be held on Thursday evening, September 26, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Edmond Town Hall Theater, 45 Main Street in Newtown.  Refreshments will be provided.

In his presentation, Dr. Doka will explore how significant losses can transform our lives.  He explains, “While we may have little choice about the loss and ensuing grief, we do retain choice on whether we will grow up or down as a result of the loss.  In this presentation, we consider how to draw upon our inner and outer strengths as we cope with devastating loss.”

Dr. Doka, an ordained Lutheran minister, is a Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of the College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America.  An expert on grief and grieving, Dr. Doka has lectured worldwide on the topic and has keynoted conferences throughout North America and in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. A prolific author and editor, Dr. Doka has written numerous books dealing with the many challenges adults and children face when coping with the death of a loved one.

Although there is no charge to participate in the program, pre-registration is required.  Please call the Masonicare HelpLine at 1-888-679-9997 by Monday, September 23, to reserve your space.  For questions or additional information, please call Nancy Petrosky, Supervisor of Hospice Clinical Services for Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, at 203-775-0675.