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Bob and Lecia Baas of Alexandria are facilitating the GriefShare support group in Alexandria. The next session begins in January. (Contributed)

Grappling with grief

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At an unimaginable time, when a person has likely never felt so alone, there’s a local resource available to work on moving from mourning to joy.


Helen Brunkow, Facilitator and ChaplainGriefShare is a grief recovery support group.

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