Volunteer recognized for her work with grief support group

What: Ben’s Bells promote kindness and community involvement. Each week a person who makes Tucson better is “belled.”

Last week’s recipient: Linda Bowden.

Nominated by: Eleanor Arnold.

Why: Bowden voluntarily facilitates the grief support group “Friends Together” for widows and widowers. She has been doing it for about 16 years. At least four times a month, Bowden makes the hour-long drive from her home to Tucson where she presents a program with a positive message to help those who have lost a beloved spouse to accept, grieve and move forward with their lives, wrote Arnold in her nomination letter. Bowden arranges for the support group to have monthly social activities like a breakfast and dinner as well as holiday parties that help those grieving, she wrote.

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