By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

International grief expert offers insight to community
Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation hosts free event 

Lawrenceville – According to Mental Health America, an organization founded in 1909 and dedicated to wellness, the loss of a loved one is life's most stressful event.

To that end, Gwinnett Medical Center’s (GMC) Foundation is hosting a free community event that’s designed to help those who are grieving and mourning effectively cope. 

The event will feature guest speaker Alan Wolfelt, PhD, an author, educator, and grief counselor. During the event, Wolfelt will help guests explore questions relevant grief and mourning.

“The bereavement process impacts everyone,” said Jason Chandler, president of the foundation. “Our organization is designed to offer relevant programming to improve lives and through this talk we will help people cope with grief and loss.”  Chandler added that this program complement’s GMC’s palliative care services, created to make patients and their families more comfortable in handling end of life issues. 

Where:
Gwinnett Medical Resource Center
664 Duluth Highway
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
When:
September 8, 2016
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Registration: wagesandsons.com/event (RSVPs are highly encouraged)

Dr. Alan Wolfelt is known across North America for his compassion related to healing in grief.  The event is also co-sponsored by Wages & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematories.

The GMC Foundation, incorporated in 1990 (fiscal year), supports Gwinnett Medical Center by funding programs, services and capital expansion projects through charitable contributions. As a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3), the Foundation enables people to give to strengthen GMC’s hospital  system.

About Gwinnett Health System
Gwinnett Health System (GHS) is the parent company of Gwinnett Medical Center, Gwinnett Medical Group and Sequent Health Physician Partners.  GHS employs 5,000 associates and has 800 affiliated physicians serving more than 400,000 patients annually.  Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) is a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit healthcare network with acute-care hospitals in Lawrenceville and Duluth. Additional facilities include: the Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion, the Gwinnett Extended Care Center, Glancy Rehabilitation Center, outpatient health centers and surgical centers, imaging centers and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy facilities. To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org