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Dutchess MRC Presents Program on Understanding Grief
November 21st

Published: 11/6/2019

For More Information Contact:

(845) 486-2493

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County is offering a free training on Understanding Grief on Thursday, November 21st, at 6 p.m., at the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, 392 Creek Road in Poughkeepsie.  The training is free, and the public is welcome to attend.  Registration prior to the event is required.

This Understanding Grief program will be presented by Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D., a prolific author who has contributed to over 40 books on the subject of grief.  Dr. Doka was a Professor Emeritus at the College of New Rochelle and a Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America.  Dr. Doka has keynoted conferences all over the world and regularly appears on the news.  In addition, he has served as a consultant to medical, nursing, funeral service and hospice organizations as well as businesses and educational and social service agencies.

This program may be especially helpful for those struggling to understand their own grief, counselors who work with those suffering a loss, or the average person who wants a better understanding of the topic.

The Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to help make Dutchess County the healthiest, best prepared, and most resilient community in New York State.  Both medical professionals and non-medical volunteers are always needed.

For more information about volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps, or to register for the training, please contact MRC Coordinator Joe Ryan at (845) 486-2493 or  For information on upcoming trainings, visit