COPING WITH LOSS
During your loved one’s illness, you may be too busy with care-giving to feel the full weight of your loss. After your loved one passes away, your grief may come suddenly or happen over time, and the depth of your feelings may surprise you. It’s important that you get care for your emotional and spiritual health; understanding grief and the feelings attached to it are important steps in healing.
Lean on us when you need help coping with your loss
Our bereavement counselors are here for those left behind. The bereavement team provides one-on-one counseling, grief education, workshops and other resources. You can also join one of our grief support groups where you can find strength in being in a safe environment with others walking a similar path.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS & WORKSHOPS
Drop-In Monthly Bereavement Group
- Last Wednesday of Every Month: 5:30-7:00pm @ PBCH on Boulder Point in Plymouth. This is an informal setting where attendees can share and process their experiences of loss and grieving. There is no set lesson plan or curriculum, although take home reading materials are made available. Check Our Schedule
Bereavement Group Series
- Seven week series on Mondays: 12:30-2:00pm @ the Grady Conference Room at Speare Memorial Hospital. ‘The Full Impact of Grief’ will consider the many areas of human life affected by loss. These will include the dimensions of our emotions, our social interactions both within and beyond our families, our physical and financial needs, our health, and our spirituality and world view. Check Our Schedule
- Free grief eduation workshops and sessions are available throughout the year. Topics include the stress of grief, tips for coping during the holidays and what helps when grief hurts. We welcome anyone who has lost a loved one.
- Once a year, we hold a non-denominational memorial service to honor loved ones who have passed on. Family members and others are invited to join us in a central location. Community members interested in coming to a memorial service should contact our Bereavement Department.
- Every November, we honor our special loved ones and help those in need with our Remembrance Ornament program. Each ornament comes in a forest green organza bag, ready for gift giving. This is a wonderful way to remember someone during the holidays, each and every year. All proceeds help us in our mission to serve all patients who cannot afford hospice and home care, while also supporting services for families who are grieving.
All sessions and support groups are facilitated by Guy Tillson, MDiv, MA, Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor.
Please feel free to call 603-536-2232 x206 or email@example.com