In recent months or days you have been placed in a period of time in your life that caused you grief and sorrow in the loss of someone you loved.
The members of the Widowed Persons Service of Tarrant County extend a hand to you and welcome you into our lives.
You are welcome to view the pages of this web site. We extend an invitation to join in our activities. We believe you will find comfort in the knowledge that everyone you meet in the coming months and years through our activities has experienced the same cloudy days but you can be reassured there are sunny days ahead.
After viewing these pages ask the office to send you one of our monthly newsletters. You will be glad you
Once again, we welcome you to review our web site, become a member and get involved. There are no fees or dues.
I have been saying that most activities have been cancelled, but I should have been more specific and should have said that only social and fund-raising activities have been cancelled. Grief Support sessions were never cancelled. They were interrupted for a while when the facilities became unavailable to WPS be-cause of the pandemic, but they are coming back as more facilities open. We currently have a Grief Support session being con-ducted in the WPS office for a small group. The pandemic did not limit the natural production of widowed persons; it may have in effect done the opposite, and these people need access to grief support. They have not been able to have the services that are normally held when we lose a spouse, and they need help in starting the grieving process, which is what we do. So let’s get the word out. If you know of someone who has been widowed, let them know we are still there for them. The information is on page 3 of your newsletter.
We have gotten a couple of calls about starting up some of our activities (the breakfasts, lunches, and dinners), and I think it is time to do that and get that information back in the news-letter. I feel that if we do that and advertise that we plan to abide by the CDC guidelines of a small group (6-8) not counting those who have been vaccinated for at least 5 days, everyone should feel safe. According to CDC.gov, 5 days after your vaccination you appear to be “safe,” as I interpret it, but are still not recommended to be in “medium” or “large” groups, the sizes of each not having been defined. If you decide to restart an activity you might ask if the facility will seat you a little differently. In-stead of being seated elbow-to-elbow at a long table, have a vacant space on either side of you and directly across from you, or if possible, seat 4 to a table with the tables in proximity. This idea might attract some of our members who are still leery about appearing with a group. Of course, seating would be up to the restaurant, and we can only make a request. The guidelines still specify wearing a mask for all attendees vaccinated or not, but most places are still requiring a mask to enter.
Thank you to the membership for your support in these try-ing times. Be safe.
Clarence Briggs, President
WHO WE ARE
WPS of Tarrant County is a Grief Support Program for widowed persons of all ages. WPS of Tarrant County is a Tax Exempt Not-For-Profit organization funded by memorials, gifts and donations.
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 2 PM
DUE TO THE COVID-19:
We are closed and all activities cancelled until further notice, but we will be back." If you need to talk to someone call Margaret at 817-236-7967, Vicky at 817-295-9502 or Clarence at 817-313-2115; if there is no answer, leave a message.
Grief Support sessions are scheduled on a month-to-month basis. Attendance is currently limited to 8 participants. View the current schedule here.
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