Over 60s

Welcoming Invitation to all Congregants:

 The Over 60s wish to offer a time limited Bereavement Group on zoom lead by Claire Willis, MSW for either this summer or fall or both.   See description of this possible group below.   Claire, MSW, author and workshop leader has specialized in leading bereavement groups elsewhere for a number of years and her expertise reflects gentle, very supportive, informative and helpful seminars and workshops.   

 If interested, please respond to Claire at clairebwillis@gmail.com  

Let her know also your preference for summer or fall and your preferences for best daytime meetings  times.

  Description of possible Bereavement Group for summer and/or fall  2021.

As we emerge from a year of isolation, loneliness, and loss, many of us are still carrying expressed and unexpressed sorrow and grief.  Author Jaime Anderson writes, “Grief, I have learned, is really just love.  It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot.  All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest.  Grief is just love with no place to go.”  

Through the use of poetry, short journal writes and group conversation, we will create a supportive environment for being with our different loss experiences.  Our losses can include the deaths of, or separations from, loved ones, job changes and losses, ambiguous loss experiences and feelings of the loss of a sense of purpose, connection or meaning.  We will explore resources together for holding our sorrow and increasing our resilience. 

 This group will have a daytime schedule to be determine and meet for 4 weeks for 1 1/2 hours.

UPDATES ON ONGOING OVER 60’S INTEREST GROUPS – Open to All to Join anytime.                                              Movie Interest Group: Taking the summer off, resuming in the fall.

Walking Group: Under the wonderfully organizing leadership of Ruth Comstock, the winter walking group has continued to meet to walk on Fridays each week. Starting in April, Ruth will begin putting a monthly walking schedule of the planned walks out on the FUUSN business list. In addition, once the woods are dry she will be scheduling a monthly Saturday hike!! Keep posted and alert Ruth anytime to join a walk.

Come join us in these open groups when you can!!