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.

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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