Lakeside Park in Nelson. Nelson Star file photo

Lakeside Park in Nelson. Nelson Star file photo

Nelson hospice starts Walk and Talk group in Lakeside Park

The Walk and Talk Grief Group is offered free to anyone grieving the death of a loved one

Submitted by Nelson Hospice Society

Nelson and District Hospice Society is expanding its weekly grief support programming with its new Walk and Talk Grief Group at Lakeside Park. Each Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m., trained grief group facilitators will meet up with anyone who needs support and connection as the result of the death of a loved one.

“Walking has been proven to help in the healing process,” explained Nelson Hospice executive director Jane DiGiacomo.

“Walking can bring both a pause and an opening to the process of grief because when someone goes outside to walk with others, it can give the mind that is ruminating on the death of a loved one a rest while also opening up our minds to the beauty that is around us, reminding us that life outside is stilled filled with healing and peace. And of course, walking can increase feelings of overall well-being and give us motivation to get outside on a regular basis.”

The Walk and Talk Grief Group is offered free to anyone grieving the death of a loved human being. To register, call 250-352-2337 or email info@nelsonhospice.org. Meet at the Lakeside Rotary shelter near the greenhouses.