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February 19, 2019
 

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Taking Care of You

Part of the ‘Living Through Loss’ Series on Feb. 18

The February presentation of the “Living through Loss” series will be held on Monday, Feb. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and titled “Taking Care of You.” This presentation will take place in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital located at 1900 S. Main St. in Findlay.

“Taking Care of You” will offer the bereaved an opportunity to learn about and enjoy methods of self-care such as relaxing massage therapy, aromatherapy, mindfulness and music, humor and even “mood-lifting” desserts. During grief, many individuals find it difficult to prioritize their care, leading to burnout, exhaustion and even increased illness. This presentation will allow attendees to experience forms of self-care as well as become equipped with tools to perform self-care acts at home to avoid physical, mental or spiritual illness.

This presentation will be led by Ashley Jacobus, licensed professional counselor and registered yoga teacher. Ashley is a certified adult trauma professional and will discuss how grief impacts the physical, mental and emotional self. Ashley is also the executive director of Sunshine Institute where she teaches individuals of all ages how to balance the mind and body through physical activities and behavioral modifications.

 “Living Through Loss” is a nine-month educational series that focuses on the issues surrounding the death of a loved one. Each monthly presentation is open to the public and registration is not required. Presentations provide information related to the grief process, offer opportunities for discussion and are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Although the thought of speaking up in a group can be intimidating, many attendees find the discussion helpful as they discover their questions and concerns are similar to others. A bereavement expert is available to speak with attendees in private following the presentation.

This series is sponsored by Bridge Home Health and Hospice. For questions, to learn upcoming dates or to have a full program brochure sent to you, please contact the Bridge bereavement coordinator at 419-423-5351 or email bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.