Understanding Grief Classes Begin March 7

  • February 19, 2024

Brookings Health System’s free six-week educational series, Understanding Grief, will begin on Thursday, Mar. 7. The class series is led by Social Worker Donna Bumann, M.S. 

Sessions will be held on Thursdays through April 11 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. at Brookings Health System’s Conference Room C. 

The classes are designed to help those who have lost a loved one learn about the process of grief and how to navigate it. Topics include the symptoms and process of grief, coping strategies, caring for one’s self, and the continuing bond that occurs. Discussions are confidential and carried out in an atmosphere of understanding and support.

The free class series is open to everyone. To register, please visit brookingshealth.org/grief or call (605) 696-8089.

Brookings Health System Hospice guides patients and their families through end-of-life. Local, familiar faces deliver compassionate care, provide comfort, and focus on quality of life with the time remaining to give patients a peaceful and dignified death. For more information on hospice care, including how to volunteer for or donate to hospice, please visit brookingshealth.org/Hospice.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.