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ongoing bereavement group at Hoag - open to all
This is for my OC friends who are grieving and might find find comfort in being with others whose lives are in the WTF state of mind that death creates. A bereavement group open to the public meets every Wednesday from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Conference Center Building, Conference Room 6 (rooms may vary-please check schedule near doors). The facilitator is Marilyn Kaplan, LCSW. This is a general bereavement group offering support to those who have lost a loved one. No registration is required. You must be over 18 to attend. For more information, please call 949/[masked]. This is offered through the pastoral care department, but the group is not religious. It is simply about healing from the pain of loss, being in grief with others whose lives are suddenly broken by death. When my husband died 4 years ago, I went through the three levels of groups Hoag offers to first survive and then rebuild life after a loss. In my group, we had a woman who had lost her partner in a car accident and a woman who had lost her fiance to suicide. It will be a safe place for members of the LGBT community and others to grieve the loss of Katherine. To get to the Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Conference Center driving north along PCH, pass the Newport Blvd intersection. Turn right at the light. The building on your right is the conference center. There is a parking structure for the conference center. If you can’t make it by 5:30, Marilyn would rather people who find comfort in the group come late than not at all.

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Orange County Equality Coalition (OCEC) is a newly forming organization that has evolved out of the passing of prop 8 in an effort to bring the Orange County community together to fight for equal rights, including same-sex marriage.

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