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Therapist to speak on grief and loss

          Patricia Richardson, MSW, LICSW, LMFT, a Northfield clinical social worker and family therapist, will be the featured speaker at a bereavement informational meeting sponsored by Northfield Hospice Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Northfield Hospital Conference Center.

           Richardson has been in private practice in Northfield for more than 30 years. She will draw upon a wide range of experience working with grief and loss issues for her talk, titled “Weaving in the Threads of Loss.”

The presentation will serve as a prelude to an optional six-week bereavement support group offered by Northfield Hospice. The group, facilitated by Katie Jacobi, MSW, a Northfield Hospice social worker, will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the hospital’s Board Room and then will meet every Wednesday through October 26. Both the presentation and the group are free and open to the public.

You need not have had a family member in hospice to join the group. The group will be closed after the second week. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For more information about the group, or to register contact: Katie Jacobi, (507) 646-1037 or jacobik@northfieldhospital.org. People may also register the night of the event.