Prince Frederick, MD – Melinda Ruppert, Bereavement Coordinator for Calvert Hospice, recently completed 30 hours of classroom education by the internationally recognized Center for Loss and Life Transition in Scottsdale, Arizona. This course is one of five required to earn the Death and Grief Studies Certificate.

The course was taught by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., a noted author, educator, and grief counselor. The Center for Loss and Life Transition was founded in 1983 by Dr. Wolfelt and is aprivate organization dedicated to furthering our understanding of grief.

Ms. Ruppert offers a wide variety of grief support to those in Calvert County who are grieving the loss of someone close. Programs include: individual grief counseling, drop-in support groups, children’s support groups and camps, holiday grief support groups, and more.

For more information about all of Calvert Hospice’s grief programs and services, call 410-535-0892, email, or visit