Restoration work is ongoing at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society, Seniors Activity Centre in Maple Ridge. (THE NEWS/files)

Drop in grief session for Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows seniors

Free session being held in light of the ongoing restoration work at the seniors centre

The Ridge Meadows Hospice Society will be offering a drop in grief information session for seniors.

Seniors who are feeling isolated, who have lost a loved one or a close friend or are experiencing the effects of caring for someone with a terminal illness are invited to the session.

In light of the ongoing restoration work and reduced programs at the Maple Ridge Senior’s Activity Centre, there is a disconnect with seniors feeling isolated, explained Mark Vosper with the hospice society.

“That kind of family environment that they have by going to the centre, that seems to be missing at the moment,” said Vosper.

“It’s just a chance for somebody to have some additional support and just somewhere to come for that day,” he added.

The Hospice Society is a registered non profit charitable organization serving both the Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge communities, providing grief support for individuals coping with the death of loved ones, friends or colleagues.

Bereavement support is available to children and adults in groups or in one-to-one sessions.

Palliative support services are not only offered at the McKenney Creek Hospice Residence, the society also provides visitation support in hospital or at home, vigil support, caregiver support, relaxation programs, and a lending library of resources.

All programs and services are offered free of charge and a referral is not necessary.

The drop in grief information session takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society Resource Centre, 22320 119 Ave. in Maple Ridge.

Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

For more information call 604-463-7722 or email info@ridgemeadowshospice.org

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