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Teen Grief Support – Online Series
March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Teens experiencing grief will have access to another support program starting in March offered by Airdrie
and District Hospice Society. Designed for youth aged 14 to 16 years old, the Grief Support Program for
Teens follows curriculum from Rainbows for All Children Canada, an organization that specializes in
developing curriculum and training facilitators for children experiencing loss.
Two facilitators who have been trained to assist children and youth with appropriate coping mechanisms
as they process their grief will be leading the program for teens in Airdrie and the surrounding area.
“This program responds to a very important need among youth in Airdrie,” said Lynda Hemsworth, Vice
President of Airdrie and District Hospice Society. “Bereavement is difficult at any point in life, but when
teenagers experience loss, it can be quite intense. We know that the challenges with Covid-19 have been
very tough on teenagers and, for those experiencing a loss, that’s compounded.”
One-hour sessions will be conducted via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. beginning
March 16th and running until June 1st. The program has been funded by AltaLink through proceeds from
its 2020 Birdies for Kids fundraiser at the annual Shaw Charity Classic Pro Golf Tournament.
Those interested in the free Grief Support Program for Teens may register or contact the Society for more
information by emailing email@example.com or by calling 403-880-0420. Permission from a parent
or guardian is required to participate.