August 12, 2011 at 2:22 am in The Jamestown Sun
For women who have lost their husbands, sharing stories in a safe, supportive environment can be vital to the grieving process.
The Jamestown Area Grief Support Team (JAGST) will offer a retreat for widows Sept. 16-18 at the Maryvale Retreat Center, Valley City, where the women will discuss their experiences and learn ways of coping with grief.
“It’s work, healing,” said Kathy Vandeberghe, a widow who attended JAGST’s first widows’ retreat. “Either you will become better, or you will become bitter.”