Support for grief during the holidays offered at Maury Regional and Marshall Medical Center

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – When we lose someone who has been an important part of our holiday and family gatherings, it can be difficult to move forward without them. The November and December Grief Support Group meetings at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) in Columbia and Marshall Medical Center (MMC) in Lewisburg will focus on planning for holiday events while grieving the loss of a loved one.

Chaplain Lyndall Propst facilitates grief support meetings each month at the two hospitals. The November and December meetings will focus specifically on coping with grief during the holidays.

“When we are sorrowful and have suffered the loss of a loved one, it is often a challenge when we are expected to be thankful and celebrate during the holidays,” said Propst. “We will spend time at these meetings talking about ways to gather as a family or group when someone who was such an important part of the event is no longer with us.”

Holiday grief support meetings will be held as follows:

Tuesday, November 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Maury Regional Medical Center Chapel

Thursday, November 9 at noon at Marshall Medical Center

Tuesday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Maury Regional Medical Center Chapel

Thursday, December 7 at noon at Marshall Medical Center

Propst provides for the spiritual needs of patients, family members and caregivers at Maury Regional Health facilities. He holds a master’s degree in theology from Lincoln Christian University and has previously served as a church minister and grief support group leader.

Registration is not required to attend a grief support group session. For more information, call 931.540.4243.