Free Understanding Grief Education Classes to be held this Fall

  • September 16, 2013

Brookings Health System will once again hold its popular six-week educational series, Understanding Grief, led by Social Worker Mavis Gehant.

Classes will be held on Thursdays at Brookings Health System beginning on October 3. There will be two separate classes. One class will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and the other class will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants may attend either class.

Class topics to be covered include symptoms and the process of grief, coping strategies, caring for one’s self, and the continuing bond.

The free class series is open to everyone. To register, please visit 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