By David Meyer
Area residents who will be grieving the loss of their spouse during the holidays have the opportunity to find some help on Thursday. Certified therapist Mandy Sarazen will lead a discussion called “Grieving During the Holidays” which offers practical tools for those whose holidays won’t be quite the same this year. Bay View Lutheran Church Parish Nurse LouAnn Brown says everyone should feel welcome to attend the program, despite its location.
Brown adds that she has heard from many people that often the second holiday season is more challenging for a widow or widower than the first. The reason being, people tend to be less sensitive to the subject as time passes. Meetings are typically on the 4th Thursday of the month, but Thanksgiving has caused this month’s meeting to be moved to this Thursday. “Grieving During the Holidays” takes place at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay from 10-11 AM.