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Hospice offers free ‘Going Solo’ grief workshops

Whether you find yourself adjusting to life without a dinner companion, a dance partner or the family finance expert, some upcoming free workshops can help ease the transition to life on your own.

The Schorman Center, Hospice of Warren County, has planned a series of free grief support workshops called “Going Solo.” The workshops are intended to help people through the difficult time that can follow the death of a loved one, according to Jodi Bevevino, Schorman Center bereavement coordinator and compliance officer.

“Workshop leaders are community members who have expertise in each topic,” Bevevino said. “The focus of the workshops is everyday living skills for newly single people.”

The workshops will be held on all four Tuesdays in November at 4 p.m. at designated locations depending on the topic. Registration is required to attend. To register call the Schorman Center office at 723-8060 by Friday, Oct. 25, to register for any or all four workshops.

Following is the workshop schedule and description:

Nov. 5 – Cooking for One with Toni Williams and Phyllis Wright at the First Lutheran Church kitchen, 109 W. Third Ave., Warren. Learn about nutrition and the basics of cooking a meal for one. Make a meal and take it home to cook the next day.

Nov. 12 – Banking and Finances with Northwest Bank representatives at the downtown Community Room located next to Northwest Bank, 301 Second Ave., Warren. Learn about personal finances, bill paying, online banking, and using an ATM, among other topics.

Nov. 19 – Legal Documents with Annie Sharp, Esq. at Swanson, Bevevino & Sharp law firm, 311 Market St., Warren. What documents do you need to get your personal, financial and business affairs in order? Learn about these topics: wills, power of attorney, health care power of attorney, living will/advance directive, personal records, social security benefits, life insurance, death certificates and bank accounts.

Nov. 26 – Social Activities with Ellen Scalise at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., Warren. No matter what your interests, Warren has an activity for you. Learn about physical activity, arts and music, volunteering and more. Staff from the Warren Senior Center, Experience, Inc.,YMCA and the Jefferson DeFrees Center will talk about the many community activities in Warren.

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