GriefShare program starts Monday

FORT LORAMIE – An evening GriefShare program is about to begin, and all adults are welcome to join the group.

GriefShare is a 13-week program meeting once a week that has helped many people as they grieve the death of someone they love. Whether grieving the recent loss of a loved one or never really grieved for someone who died years ago, the GriefShare program is a positive way for individuals to move forward on a grief journey and begin to find joy in living again, organizers said.

St. Michael and Sts. Peter and Paul churches will offer the program from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday evenings beginning April 29. GriefShare will be held at the Parish Office Center, which is located between St. Michael Church and Fort Loramie Elementary School, 33 Elm St. in Fort Loramie.

Each week, the group will watch a DVD and get information from grief counselors and people who have experienced the loss of someone close to them. Discussion follows the programming, however, no one is required to speak.

Guests should park behind the Parish Office Center and enter the side door. Bobby Bender and Judy Cook of Fort Loramie and Doug and Peggy Ware of Jackson Center will co-facilitate the sessions. The fee for the program has already been sponsored by previous GriefShare participants.

Registration is not required but is helpful. Individuals can join the group at any point, yet coming to the first meeting and committing to the program is best.

Individuals should contact Rose Meyer at 937-295-2891 ext. 106 or with questions or to register. Further information also is available online at, and individuals can register online at the site. All adults are welcome and encouraged to attend.