NSBORO offering Grief Counseling

In the wake of Kim Tolander's death, the public schools are offering grief counseling on Friday

Grief counseling is available tomorrow morning for community members in need.

Northborough-Southborough Public Schools’ Wellness Director Mary Ellen Duggan asked me to share the news.

She explained that free grief counselors will be available for any community member impacted by the recent loss of Kim Tolander:

Grief counselors from the Riverside Community Health Trauma Response Team will be at Woodward School on Friday, 8/12, from 1-4 pm. They will be providing free and confidential grief counseling for anyone who may want to talk to a counselor. Please contact Jennifer Lipton at jlipton@nsboro.k12.ma.us with any questions.

The schools plan to share other additional resources at a later date.

As I wrote earlier this week, Tolander was a Southborough mother, School Committee member and active member of the community. Her passing late last week came as a shock.

An online fundraiser is being held for her family. Funeral services were held earlier today.

On Tuesday night, Select Board members spoke about the recent passing of community members, including Tolander. Vice Chair Chelsea Malinowski noted that she had the pleasure of working with Tolander on initiatives over the year.

Malinowski described her as “a wonderful asset to the community and advocate for all of our kids”. In offering her condolences to the family and the school administration, she followed:

She will be sorely missed by this community. I know she was a lot of different things to a lot of different people. And I know a lot of residents are really upset about this one. This is a tough one to swallow.

She was always in it for the right reasons, and I think that’s the number one thing that I’ll remember her by.

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