Grief & Bereavement

Grief & Bereavement can have a profound impact on us physically, socially, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Because these affects can be unexpected and challenging, Hospice offers a wide range of compassionate and helpful support services for individuals and families facing death and loss.

Support Services

Grief Support Drop-in Groups
Currently, Hospice runs a drop-in group for people who are coping with grief after the death of a loved one. Drop-in is a chance for people to come together and socialize, talk, play games, do puzzles and connect with others who many share their grief experience. Drop in typically runs twice a year, in the spring and fall. Check the calendar for dates and times.

Grief Outreach Mailout
After the death of a loved one Hospice offers ongoing support through monthly mailouts. These newsletters include a write-up about common grief reactions and possible ways of coping. We also send a calendar of events and programs. Please call or e-mail the Hospice office if you wish to receive the mailout by post or e-mail. A few mailouts are available online here:

One on One Counselling & Support
Professional staff are available to provide grief counselling to individuals who are struggling to make sense of their loss. Please call the Hospice office if you wish to consult with a counselor. Learn more…

Evenings of Remembrance
Throughout the year Hospice hosts evenings of remembrance around the region to provide an opportunity for families, health care providers, and community members to remember loved ones who have died. Check our calendar of upcoming events for upcoming gatherings.

Angels Remembered
The holidays can be a difficult time. Each Christmas, Hospice has Angels Remembered trees in several locations across the region. Join us and place an angel on the tree in memory of your loved one who has died. Learn more…

Resource Library
Come in and browse or borrow from our library which includes many resources on topics related to dying and grief. Many people find that books and videos about death and dying can help provide a new perspective, much needed information, and reassurance that the grief we feel is “normal”.

Resources

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We launched a new fundraiser today - the Hospice Bucket List 50/50 Draw! It's easy to play, and you can do so at TEN locations throughout Colchester East Hants (more locations coming soon!). Play your toonie today at NovelTea Bookstore Cafe, The Nook and Cranny Brew Pub, Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, Cup of Soul, Leno's Stop Shop, Leo's Supermarket, East Hants Public Library, and the Esso Go Stores in Millford, Elmsdale, and Enfield! Learn more about the game, here: cehhospice.org/2017/08/09/bucketlist/ ... See MoreSee Less

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