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Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Hope schedules ‘A Journey of the Heart’
June 27, 2013

Agnesian HealthCare’s Hospice Hope has scheduled its 12th annual “A Journey of the Heart” program (previously Widowed Before Retirement) for August 16 to 18 at the Cedar Valley Campus in West Bend.

Sponsored by the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, “A Journey of the Heart” is a free weekend retreat for those who have lost their life partner to death before the age of retirement. It is a program where men and women, ages 18 to retirement, can work through the grieving process after a loved one has died.

“A Journey of the Heart” activities include speakers (children’s grief, meditation, financial planning, taking care of your grieving self), support group, spirit chapel, bonfires, labyrinth, quiet time and much more.

Participants are asked to arrive at 6 p.m. on August 16 for a light meal and brief program. The retreat will conclude at 1 p.m. on August 18. Participants will need to coordinate individual transportation needs.

There is no charge to attend the “A Journey of the Heart” program. Preregistration is required for this weekend retreat.

For more information or to register, call Agnesian HealthCare Journeys: a health resource center at (920) 926-4960. For more information about the retreat, contact Dawn Rehrauer, a bereavement counselor with Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, at (920) 907-3925.

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