Grief Support Services
Arbor Hospice's Grief Support Services staff consists of Masters-level clinicians who are specially trained to work with grief-related issues. Arbor Hospice offers a variety of support groups and programs throughout the year. Six and eight-week support groups that meet regularly include:
- Adult Loss of a Parent
- Loss of Spouse or Partner
- Moving Through Grief: General Loss
Other groups, such as Loss of a Child, are offered periodically throughout the year as well.
In addition to support groups, Arbor Hospice offers support programs throughout the year. These programs include:
- Grief 101- A one-hour program that provides information and resources for bereaved individuals.
- Memorial Gathering- An opportunity to honor loved ones who have died.
- Holiday Workshops - A program helping prepare people for the holidays without loved ones.
- Memory Books- An ongoing program where individuals can bring in their photos to create a memorial scrapbook of their loved ones.
- Lunch Bunch and Dinner Diners- Social groups for widows and widowers.
- Children Services - Specialized support is offered for children and teens in order to help them better understand and cope with the serious illness and approaching death of a loved one. Children aged 4 through 18 can be seen individually during the anticipatory and bereavement period. Children's grief packets as well as helpful advice for parents and other family members is also available.
Please refer to our Calendar to view the schedule of upcoming support programs.
A special thanks to The United Way, who help make these programs possible.