Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


November 15, 2013

11/15/2013 — What's happening

ASHLAND — Holiday grief

support offered


Southern Ohio Medical Center will offer a series of “Surviving the Holidays” support group meetings designed to help take the anxiety out of the holidays following the death of a loved one.

“Through ‘Surviving the Holidays,’ we will be providing the help and support so many need during this time of year,” bereavement coordinator Susan Goins said. “Our meetings will include a light supper, as well as educational materials and discussions meant to help those who may be struggling with the death of a loved one.”

“Surviving the Holidays” is a five-week group that starts just before Thanksgiving and continues until after New Years. Meetings will last from 5 to 7 p.m.,and are scheduled for Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17 and Jan. 7. All meetings will be in the Gibson Building Conference Room on SOMC’s East Campus.

Group space is limited, so registration is required. For more information, call  Goins at (740) 356-2676.

OLBH program slated  Tuesday


Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital will host a free “Look Good…Feel Better” meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the OLBH Women’s Center at Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive).

“Look Good…Feel Better” helps women cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment by teaching them beauty tips that can help them enhance their looks and boost their self-images.

In addition to changes in a patient’s physical condition, chemotherapy and radiation can cause increased susceptibility to infection. “Look Good…Feel Better” features experts trained to help patients deal with the physical side effects of cancer treatment and to promote good hygiene.

The free, nonmedical program is offered by the OLBH Women’s Center in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the National Cosmetology Association. To register, visit olbh.com or call (606) 833-2125.

For more information, visit cancer.org.

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