Grief & Bereavement
Our Grief & Bereavement programs are proudly supported by the United Way, the Community Health Boards of Along the Shore, Truro, East Hant, South Colchester and North Colchester, the IWK, Positive Aging and the Masonic Foundation.
Often the emotional pain and stresses associated with advancing illness or death are as difficult to overcome as physical symptoms. Hospice offers a wide range of compassionate and helpful support services for individuals and families facing death and loss.
Grief Support Walking Groups
Join our volunteers and others who are grieving for a chance to walk and talk. Walks are drop-in and led by trained volunteers. The aim of the group is to build your network of community support while incorporating physical activity and nature. In cold or inclement weather the group will not meet. Check our calendar of upcoming events for the next walk in your area.
Grief Follow-Up & Friendly Supports
After the death of a loved one Hospice offers ongoing support through a monthly mailings, and the offer of grief books. Referrals are made by the palliative team or individuals can self-refer.
Grief Support Groups
Six week support groups of approximately 10 people. Grief groups provide a safe, supportive healing environment for bereaved individuals to process their grief in a meaningful way. If you are interested in joining a Grief Support Group, contact the Hospice office.
One on One & Family Support
Professional staff are available to provide grief counselling individuals or families when needs exceed what can be addressed in other programs. Individuals can be referred through a health care professional or they can self-refer by contacting us.
Services of Remembrance
Each fall and spring Hospice hosts services around the region to provide an opportunity for families, the Palliative Team, and other health care providers to remember loved ones who have died. Check our calendar of upcoming events for our next services.
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 our tree in memory of your loved one who has died. Learn more…
Come in and browse our resource library. Many people find books and videos to be very helpful as they journey through grief.
Each month we offer a workshop focusing on an aspect of grief and provide an opportunity for learning, open discussion and connecting. For the current schedule click here.