Great River Hospice to host Sept. 20 free workshop for widows and widowers

Great River Hospice is sponsoring a workshop to help widows and widowers cope with feelings and experiences associated with the death of a spouse. Participants will learn about legal concerns, coping skills and tips for cooking for one.

Table for One: A Workshop for Widows and Widowers is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Great River Klein Center, 1307 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington.

The program will be presented by Great River Hospice social workers. A widow and widower also will speak.

“Losing a spouse can feel like you have lost half your life,” said Megan Woodard, social worker Great River Hospice. “It’s something people usually aren’t prepared to face. This workshop will provide strategies to successfully move through the grief process.”

The program is free and open to the public. A meal will be served. Registration is required; space is limited. For more information, please call Great River Hospice at 319-768-3350 or toll-free 877-404-4766.