Cooking up something good

A widower support program created by two U of S medical students is in the spotlight.

Hedemann and Carverhil spoke recently with CBC Saskatoon about Grits for Grieving Guys.
Hedemann and Carverhil spoke recently with CBC Saskatoon about Grits for Grieving Guys.

Grits for Grieving Guys is a cooking class targeted at senior male widowers with little to no cooking experience. The free program was created by Jacqueline Carverhil and Thea Hedemann, both second-year students in the College of Medicine. The program combines their interests in geriatric care and cooking, while offering bereavement support to those in the community.

"The senior population is a very vulnerable population, especially when they get isolated when they lose a loved one," Hedemann told CBC Saskatoon.

Additional support was provided by the Saskatchewan Medical Association, Saskatoon Funeral Home and Zion Lutheran Church.

Read more at CBC Saskatoon.

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