Support for families and loved ones of our patients
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 (below), which can be an important source of strength and support.
Spousal/Partner Loss Group
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…eventually learning to integrate such a profound change into their lives and into their future.
When: Wednesdays, February 5th – March 25, 2020 Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Place: Hospice of the Fisher Home
1165 North Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01002
A telephone interview is required for registration. There is no fee to participate.
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 .