Beacon Journal staff

AKRON: The Akron General Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service Center for Loss and Hope is offering two free classes beginning March 13 at the center, 3358 Ridgewood Road in Copley.

The first class “How Rituals Help the Grieving” will be at 2 p.m. March 13.

The second class “Healing Journey Support Group” will begin March 14. It is a six-week session offered every Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

The series will focus on rebuilding life after the death of a loved one and incorporating hope.

Group members will help normalize the grief experience through camaraderie with others facing similar challenges.

Both classes are open to the community. Enrollment is limited.

To register and for more information call 330-668-4662 or 1-800-335-1455, ext. 4662.