September/October News 2016

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Hello Everyone,
As we welcome autumn, we invite you to join us this week for our September monthly meeting. It is an important topic that affects many families in our community. You don’t have to have experienced a loss of your own in order to get something out of the evening. Come, share, learn and leave with some resources and tools that can help you support another person through a difficult time. We hope to see you there!

Warmly,
Claudia Bashaw
Executive Director, The Birth Circle
740-652-6262

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LOCAL LOSS SUPPORT RESOURCES
Wednesday, September 28th
7:00 to 8:30pm
At the Athens Library
Stillbirth, miscarriage and infant death are often uncomfortable topics in our culture. This leaves families that experience loss feeling isolated in their grief. From bereavement doulas and counselors, to handmade blankets as well as a network of photographers, come find what resources we have in our community that can offer support and healing to these families. The intent of this meeting is to empower us all to walk beside our friends and family who experience loss. You will leave with a list of resources, ideas and confidence in your ability to help people who are grieving.

**PARENTS ATTENDING WITH SMALL CHILDREN (NOT INFANTS) PLEASE NOTE**
Due to the sensitivity of the topic, we request that parents please help their young children maintain a quiet, respectful atmosphere for this meeting. Thank you for your understanding.

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OCTOBER PLAY GROUP
Thursday, October 6th
3:30-5:00pm
At the Athens Library’s Kids’ Section
Everyone needs a little play time and socialization, so why not join us this Thursday at the Library for just that? All ages welcome for some fun, conversation and camaraderie. We’ll see you there!

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OCTOBER LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Thursday, October 6th
6:30pm
Central Avenue Church, 73 Central Ave., Athens
If you are in need of support because of a pregnancy loss or the loss of your child, you are welcome to join us every first Thursday of the month for this support group. These meetings are free and facilitated by a professional social worker. All family members, such as grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, as well as friends are welcome. Childcare is provided.

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