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By Lou Marzeles

Grief Share program has its own loss


February 13, 2019

When the Spring 2019 Grief Share sessions begin Feb. 21, the group will have to deal with a dark irony—but, knowing the group and what it can do, that should be doable. The Sentinel interviewed two past participants of the Grief Share program, Ann Stenbom and James Battison, for this story. The day after she came into the Sentinel office, Stenbom suddenly died.

The program facilitator, Laura Rooke, called soon after with the news. “We’ll be practicing what we work on,” she shared.

Grief Share is subtitled “Your Journey from Mourning to Joy,” a seemingly tall order for those working through the death of a loved one. It’s “help and encouragement after the death of a spouse,...

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