Widowed Persons Service is an outreach
provided in which trained, previously widowed volunteers offer support
to others. Studies show that grieving persons are best helped by
those who have been through this experience and have successfully
rebuilt their lives.
Initial contact lets you decide on
a support group, attending social activities or other methods of
helping you understand the grieving process. Our caring volunteers
will schedule as much time as needed or talk with you at your own
We are here to help — we have
designed a support system and an out reach service for you. All
we ask is that you call the number in this brochure and inquire
about our FREE SERVICES for your own peace of mind.
When a husband or wife dies, becoming
widowed at any age can present several difficulties for those who
find themselves alone. Coping with emotional and life style changes
can seem overwhelming and takes time for each person to work through
their own grief.
Studies show that expressing emotions
in a safe place, working through personal problems, staying active
and being involved with others creates better quality health and
promotes longevity and a better quality of life.
Whether you are newly widowed, have
been alone for years or never widowed and remarried, this program
can provide benefits for you.
Widowed Persons Service
is guided and receives training materials from AARP. Confidentiality
and privacy guidelines are strictly maintained in all programs.
Widowed Person Service has been providing
valuable free services in Panama City since 1992. It is a non-profit
organization that offers support to newly widowed persons in communities
nationwide. All of the members are widowed and through their own
experience and having been through the grief process are reaching
out to widows and widowers who are not only new but also those who
have not completed the process.
To become widowed is to suffer one
of life's most profound losses. When a loving tie is severed, so
is a part of ourselves. What has been lost is lost forever. Life
will never be the same again. Whether a spouse's death is anticipated,
or whether it comes unexpectedly, the event of death is always sudden.
Most of life's great changes give
us time to prepare. For parenthood, there is nine moths pregnancy.
For marriage, there is engagement. For divorce, there is a period
of separation. Even when moving to a new job
or home, we have time to prepare.
Not so with death. It is a life role
that you've never practiced playing before. The transition from
being a wife to widow or husband to widower is a very real, painful,
and personal phenomenon. The trauma of trying to adjust is sometime
Because you've had no preparation
for what you're going through and because you've had no guidance
in this process and the most difficult time of your life, it may
seem your sorrow will never end/ Our caring concept is to effectively
assist you with your own personal grieving process. Our outreach
volunteers offer support and understanding and guide you through
your adjustment to widowhood.