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Learn to Cope with Holiday Grief at The Ocean County Library

September 26, 2023

TOMS RIVER – The holiday season can be a difficult time for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Join Andrea Tarr, Communications Director of Senior Citizens Activity Network (SCAN), for information about coping during “Grief and the Holidays,” at four Ocean County Library branches.

  • Plumsted Branch – 10 AM Thursday, October 19; 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, (609) 758-7888.
  • Point Pleasant Borough Branch – 10 AM Thursday, October 26; 834 Beaver Dam Road, (732) 295-1555.
  • Island Heights Branch – 2 PM Wednesday, November 8; Summit Avenue at Central Avenue, (732) 270-6266.
  • Lakewood Branch – 10 AM Wednesday, November 15; 301 Central Avenue, (732) 363-1435.

Andrea will discuss ways to manage grief, the importance of communication, and self-care tips that can provide emotional support.

Andrea Tarr, associated with SCAN for the past 22 years, is the host of “SCAN FYI,” a weekly Facebook video segment that promotes community resources and information for seniors. She co-hosts SCAN’s “Senior Moment” podcasts, and frequently takes presentations to venues throughout Ocean and Monmouth Counties.

Please register at for this free program. To learn more, visit or call any participating branch, or call (732) 349-6200.

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