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
Thursdays, 6 – 7 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.

Family Sessions
Ages 6 & up and their caregivers
Tuesdays, October 18 & November 1, 2022
6- 7:30 PM
Hospice & Community Care – Children’s Room

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 must also attend. The group will begin with adults and children in the same space and then separate for part of the session.

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.

A four-week grief group (Adults)
Tuesdays – November, 15, 22, 29, and December 9, 2022
6:00 – 7:30 pm
at Hospice & Community Care

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 discussion-based support group focusing on strategies to cope 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. Facilitated by Sarah Titman, MSW

Please register by November 15, 2022.

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.

A grief support group for ages 12 – 18

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
6:00 – 7:30 PM
The Community Room at Hospice & Community Care

Participants will be able to take part in age-appropriate activities with others who have experienced similar losses and learn about personal grief expression and coping mechanisms.

Facilitated by Sarah Titman, MSW. This group is offered at no charge and open to any youth who has experienced a loss in the past year.

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.