COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Bereavement & Grief Support Services

We understand that grief is unique and personal.
Hospice & Community Care offers a wide range of support services designed to meet the needs of people who are experiencing grief and loss. Through support from grants and donations, these services are offered free of charge to Hospice families and the community.

Hospice & Community Care program offerings include individual counseling, support groups, workshops, memorial services, veteran gatherings, and educational resource programs.

Wednesdays, 1 – 2 PM
Hospice & Community Care campus

Facilitated by members of our bereavement team, this informal time is designed to offer an opportunity to share the highs and lows experienced by people who are grieving.

Offered Quarterly

This is a structured support group that is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. Our goal is to support each other on a healing journey through grief to eventual healthy reinvestment in living. This will take some time; these six weeks are your start in this process. During each week, there will be time for members to share their stories of success and struggles and their memories of their loved ones.

The holiday season can be a difficult time of year and especially so for those who have lost loved ones. Please join us for a four-week support group and discussion on coping with grief and loss during this holiday season. Groups and programs are open to the community at no charge, and participants do not have to be Hospice families.

Please register by November 16th. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on joining the meetings.

Register Here

Community members and patients’ loved ones are invited to join Hospice & Community Care to pay tribute to loved ones in an atmosphere of reflection and hope during this non-denominational service. Held each spring and fall, the service provides families the opportunity to reflect, honor, and remember their loved ones.
The exact date will be posted closer to the service.

Children’s Services

According to the Journal of Death and Dying 1 in 5 children will experience the death of someone close to them by age 18. Children and adolescents may be more sensitive to the conditions that follow loss than adults. Hospice & Community Care offer multifaceted support programs for children and teens.

For ages 6 and up

The group is open to any caregiver and child who has experienced the loss of a loved one within the last two years. For children to participate, an adult who spends a significant amount of time with the child also needs to attend. The group will begin with adults and children in the same space then separating for part of the session. Facilitated by Sarah Hopkins, MSW and Winthrop MSW Students.

The Butterfly Feelings Exercise is a simple coloring exercise to help you explore and discuss feelings with your child in a fun and engaging way.

“How to Talk with Children And Adolescents About Grief, Loss, and Bereavement”

by Sarah Hopkins, MSW

Sarah Hopkins, MSW, and instructor at Winthrop University, has written a free resource to help guide adults talk to children and adolescents about grief.

Project HOPE art pieces are exhibited in the Children’s Gallery on our Campus. The Gallery allows participants to see their creations in a public setting, in addition to raising community awareness of grieving children and teens. Children who are guided and supported through the grief process learn appropriate ways to express their emotions, are better able to cope with loss now and throughout their lifetime.