“Celebrate The Holidays In New Ways” With Free GCC Workshop

PR 043 – November 7, 2013

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
  Director, Andrea Stanton 856-415-2229
Kathleen Malloy 856 468-5000, ext 6495
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Deptford Twp. – Individuals who recently experienced loss can learn to “Celebrate the Holidays in New Ways” to achieve peace and joy this season during a free life-skills workshop at Gloucester County College (GCC) beginning Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Jennie McQuaide, a licensed professional counselor, will share coping mechanisms to overcome feelings of loneliness and sadness after a death or divorce in the family. During the session, she will suggest tasteful ways to honor the memories of loved ones and reflect on past relationships without getting caught up in negative emotions. Individuals will also explore new possibilities and festivities to incorporate into their celebration plans.

“Many people try to stick to their normal routines to recapture the feelings of holidays past,” said McQuaide. “Although admirable, it is important that individuals forge new traditions to move their family forward.”

The workshop will take place in the GCC Instructional Center. It is sponsored by the Center for People in Transition, a semi-independent social service agency housed on campus. For more information or to register, please call 856-415-2222 or email peopleintransition@gccnj.edu.

Gloucester County College’s 250-acre campus is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, right off Exit 56 of Route 55.