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.
Grief Support Group
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.
Grow Through Grief
Family Sessions – Spring 2023
Ages 6 – 12 and their caregivers
Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 PM
March 1, March 29, & April 26 2023
Hospice & Community Care – Children’s Room
These sessions are open to children ages 6-12 and their caregivers who have experienced the loss of a loved one within the last two years. Each session will have a different theme, and families are welcome to attend multiple sessions or just one.
During our time together, we will share memories of our loved ones, talk about feelings involved with grief, and discuss healthy outlets for grief. The program will begin with everyone together and then break into age-appropriate small groups. Adults will also learn strategies for helping a grieving child.
Groups and programs are open to the community at no charge, and participants do not have to be Hospice families. Facilitated by Sarah Titman, MSW.
Understanding Grief: the TEAR Model
A four-part educational presentation series
Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 PM
February 23, March 9, April 6, April 27, 2023
at Hospice & Community Care
Are you grieving and trying to understand your grief journey – the twists, turns, ups and down? If so, please join Sarah Titman, MSW, WU Social Work Instructor, and former Hospice social worker, for this Educational Grief Series.
Each session will feature a presentation on a specific element of John Worden’s TEAR Model of Grief and include time for questions and answers.
Facilitated by Sarah Titman, MSW.
Hope & Remembrance Memorial 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.
Butterfly Feelings Exercise
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.