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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Navigating Anticipatory Grief

November 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Navigating Anticipatory Grief: For people with cancer and their loved ones

Date: Monday November 13, 2023
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: ONLINE (Zoom)
RSVP: programs@cancersupportvvsb.org or 805-379-4777

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Workshop Description:

Grief is complicated. There are many types of grief and stages in the grieving process. Anticipatory grief occurs when we or a loved one are facing a life threatening illness like cancer. Grief is a natural response, not just to the anticipation of death, but also to all the losses associated with the course of an illness like cancer. Anticipatory grief may also be present when a loved one is living with cancer. It
makes us keenly aware of the losses associated with “what was” (or what we hoped would be), especially when the threat of loss feels imminent. Please join us to learn more about anticipatory grief from our speaker, Meg Cipolla.

About the Presenter:

Meg Cipolla is a Certified Grief Counselor with the AIHCP and holds a master’s degree in Thanatology (the study of end-of-life issues, bereavement, death, and dying). In 2015 her mother was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, and for one year Meg was her mother’s
caregiver. After her experience with palliative and hospice care in the medical arena, Meg was called to pursue studies in the field of Thanatology in order to walk beside others who found themselves facing a terminal illness and/or the death of a loved one. She brings an open heart and mind to all those she supports on this difficult journey.




November 13, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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