Brookings, S.D. – May 20, 2021 – Brookings Health System’s free six-week educational
series, Understanding Grief, will begin on Thursday, June 3. The class series is led by
Social Worker Donna Bumann, M.S.
Classes will be held on Thursdays at Brookings Health System in Conference Room A.
There will be two class sessions, each limited to nine participants. The afternoon session
will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and the evening session will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The content will be the same for both sessions.
The classes are designed to help those who have lost a loved one learn about the
process of grief and how to navigate it. Topics include the symptoms and process of
grief, coping strategies, caring for one’s self, and the continuing bond that occurs.
Discussions are confidential and carried out in an atmosphere of understanding and
COVID-19 safety precautions will be implemented for the class, including screening
attendees for symptoms and temperature, mask wearing, and sitting one person per
The free class series is open to everyone. To register, please visit
brookingshealth.org/grief or call (605) 696-8089.
About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the
79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living
apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga,
South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of
inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local
access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted
procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more
information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or
visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org