Dear Senior Members,
These last four months has been hard for so many of us. The anxieties and fears caused by the COVID19 virus are real and palpable, and it is normal to have a range of emotions in response. Our lives have been disrupted, at the least we have been inconvenienced and the aggravation is difficult.
But for some, the suffering is far greater. Throughout the pandemic, there are those who have lost loved ones, both to COVID and to other causes. The death of anyone in your life is never easy, but the times we are living through now brings unique challenges and distress.
Losing someone thorough this crisis, without the ability to hold hands in a hospital or hug your family for comfort at a funeral has got to be more difficult than I can even put into words. If this resonates with you, my heartfelt condolences to you. The pain you feel must be immeasurable and that is why we will be starting a bereavement group.
This group will be virtual for now but talking with others who have been in your shoes could be an important part of grieving. You do not ever 'get past' or 'move on' after the death of your soulmate but you do 'move forward'. It's understandable if it's hard to believe that as your read this but you will have joyous experiences again. Please email our social worker
to discuss being part of this group or call her at 732.329.4000 x 7212.
We are here for you, we care about you, and we want to help you .
Please reach out.