Sequoyah Memorial Hospice to Hold Third Bereavement and Grief Seminar

Have you recently lost a loved one? Are you struggling with unfamiliar emotions following the death of a family member or friend? On Monday, September 21, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, at Sallisaw First Assembly of God Church, Sequoyah Memorial Hospice will hold the third bereavement and grief seminar during which participants will have the opportunity to learn how to grieve and what to expect while moving through the stages of grief. The seminar will also provide tips and techniques to handle grief in a positive way to benefit the individual person. The speaker is Dr. Marilyn Bauer, a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Family Mediator.

Dr. Bauer graduated with a BA from West Texas A&M, a MA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, attended Kansas State University and Miami University, and obtained a PH.D. from Walden University with research on effective parenting styles and maintained her position as the administrator and owner of one of the largest counseling centers south of Miami. Dr. Bauer has extensive experience providing counseling in situations of loss. In Manhattan, Kansas, she volunteered as a counselor for the Chaplain’s department at St. Mary Hospital and received Pastoral Counseling training at Fort Riley, Kansas. In the Florida Keys, she consulted with Hospice and counseled for Human Resources Services and the Methodist Church. When Hurricane Andrew wiped out so much of the area south of Miami, she and her staff designed, published, and distributed a pamphlet to every affected school child in that area in order for their parents to understand how to manage the grief experience of a child in that disaster.

The event will be held Monday, September 21, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Sallisaw First Assembly of God Church and is free for all participants and open to anyone to attend. Light snacks will be provided. This event is a project of Sequoyah Memorial Hospice. Sequoyah Memorial Homecare was begun in December of 1990 and was one of the first agencies of its kind in our area. Hospice is an option for families with loved ones who are at the end of their life. Contrary to popular belief, Hospice serves not only the elderly, but those of all ages who are terminally ill. Home Health is a service in which skilled nurses provide care and therapy in the patient’s home. With Sequoyah Memorial Homecare, you will find professional and caring nurses, dedicated support personnel, and compassionate caregivers, all supported by the mission of Sequoyah Memorial Hospital, to offer the best primary healthcare to our community. For more information, call 918-774-1171.