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Agrace Offers Four Grief Support Groups in September, Seeks Hospice Volunteers in Dane County

In September, four grief support programs will be offered at the Agrace Grief Support Center, 2906 Marketplace Drive, Fitchburg. The groups are open to the public and free to people whose family member was in hospice care in the past 12 months; fees can be lowered or waived for others, if needed. Unless otherwise noted, preregistration is required for all groups. Call (608) 327-7118 with questions or to register.

Bridges Grief Support Group for grieving adults meets Wednesdays, September 4 and 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and September 11 and 25, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. No advance registration is needed, and participants may attend as often as they feel the need for support.

Journey Through Grief is a six-week grief support group series for adults. It  meets Mondays, September 9 to October 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group is a six-week series for adults who are grieving the death of a spouse or partner. It meets Fridays, September 13 to October 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Family Grief Support Program is for families with children aged 5 to 18 who are grieving a death. It meets every other Tuesday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., September through May. Dinner is included.

Also next month, volunteers are needed across Dane County to help in Agrace’s Madison-area thrift stores, office, kitchen and gardens. A training for these roles will be held Wednesday, September 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Agrace in Madison.

Volunteers are also needed to make companionship visits to local Agrace HospiceCare patients in patients’ homes, or in nursing homes or assisted living centers. Training for these roles will be held Monday, September 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required for both trainings. Call (608) 327-7163 or visit to fill out an application.