Brookings Health System to Hold Five-Week Educational Series, Understanding Grief

  • October 03, 2011

Brookings Health System will hold a five-week educational series, Understanding Grief, led by Mavis Gehant, social worker. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings at Brookings Health System from Oct. 20 to Nov. 17, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

"Given the recent tragedies within our community, Brookings Health System feels it is our duty to help our neighbors cope and grieve during what may be a difficult and confusing time," says Interim CEO Kevin Coffey. "We invite everyone within our community to participate and learn about the grieving process."

Class topics to be covered include understanding grief, factors that influence grief, grief and families, complicated grief, caring for one's self, and rituals, memories and resources.

The free class series is open to everyone. To register, go online to or call 605-696-7700.

About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at