BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Support for families and loved ones

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. 

 

Virtual Grief Support Group – ONLINE

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we are finding that for many bereaved individuals, their grief has been profoundly impacted and even magnified. In an ongoing effort to continue to provide you with the emotional support, education, and validation that is so needed while grieving, Hospice of The Fisher Home is offering our first Virtual, Online Grief Support Group. From the comfort of your own home, you will have the opportunity to connect with other bereaved individuals.   

 

Participants will explore, within a confidential, trusting, and nurturing environment, their feelings, and reactions to the loss of a loved one.  Over a period of eight weeks, members of the group will learn about the grieving process, share similar experiences and emotions, develop strategies for coping from such a loss…with the goal of eventually helping one to integrate such a profound change into their lives and into their future.

 

When:  Thursday October 22nd – Thursday December 17th

Time:  10 am – 12 pm

      (No group on Nov. 26th due to holiday)

 

A telephone interview is required for registration.  There is no fee to participate.

* You must have access to Zoom software/internet, camera, and microphone. 

For more information or to register, contact:

Betsy Flores, Bereavement Coordinator

(413) 992 – 2536 or bflores@fisherhome.org

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 .

 
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