Bereavement Support

After the loss of a loved one, those left behind often experience a variety of powerful feelings and emotions. These emotions can be overwhelming and isolating. 

For 13 months after one of our patients dies, our bereavement counselor provides bereavement services to their loved ones. These services include periodic “check-in” phone calls and monthly mailings about grief and strategies for coping. One-on-one counseling and grief education sessions are available if needed. We also encourage participation in one of our bereavement groups, which can be an important source of strength and support. 

Please join us for a monthly virtual support group! Bereaved adults are invited to use simple art techniques to express their grief in a visual way. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Come once a month, or on occasion. We welcome anyone in the community, no matter when or how your loss took place.

WHEN:  5:00 – 6:30 PM, LAST TUESDAY of each month

For more information or to register, please contact:
Betsy Flores, Bereavement Coordinator
(413) 549-0115 x107 or bflores@fisherhome.org

Expressive Arts Bereavement Support Group

 Virtual

Grief and the Holidays
 Virtual

Please join us for a special session about grief, loss and the holidays with our Bereavement Coordinator, Betsy Flores. Holidays for the bereaved are especially difficult, and in the time of COVID, even more complicated and challenging-for all of us. Together we'll learn about the grief process during the holiday season as well as have the opportunity to reflect on the losses we may be feeling. We'll also explore strategies to find gratitude and to cope during this complex time. 


This event will be held on Monday, December 13th at 5pm. Please call Betsy Flores at (413)549-0115 x107 or email bflores@fisherhome.org to register. Zoom link can be found on our Facebook page.

Additional services

In addition to support groups, our bereavement counselor leads a variety of educational and supportive programs in the greater community, such as workshops on grief, memorial services for organizations that have lost a beloved colleague, and advice on talking to children about death.

For further information about one of these programs or to sign up for one of our bereavement support groups, please contact our Bereavement Specialist, Betsy Flores at Bflores@fisherhome.org or 413-992–2536 .

Now taking registrations for our upcoming grief support group