Grief Support Services
Provided by Affinity Visiting Nurses - Hospice Services
For Men Only: Men Journeying through Grief
Affinity Visiting Nurses invites all men who have experienced the death of a loved one, whether recently or long ago, to join others in this ongoing opportunity to receive support for their grief. Although the experience of grief is certainly not limited to men alone, there are often differences in the way men express and deal with their grief, and the feelings that accompany it. Some of the messages men have received from our culture and how they are expected to act and respond to grief and loss can become stumbling blocks to their journey and healing through grief.The evenings consist of a simple supper, grief information, resources, videos, and discussions led by specially-trained male professionals. All are welcome to attend.
Meetings are scheduled on the first Wednesday of every month, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Affinity Visiting Nurses office, 816 W. Winneconne Avenue, Neenah (In the Fox Point Strip Mall). There is no fee to attend. Pre-registration is appreciated for meal planning purposes, but not required. To register or for additional information, please call at 866.236.8500.
A Time to Mourn
Grieving is a natural process that helps us live when someone we love has died. Each of us grieves in our own way. However, through our experience with grieving people, we have found that there are many feelings, thoughts and behaviors common to nearly everyone during grief. We also understand that after someone close to us has died, it is very painful and often lonely.
A Time to Mourn is a small group designed for adults who have lost a loved one and are finding it difficult to work through their grief. This 6 week group will provide an atmosphere of understanding and support in addition to providing information on the grief process. These sessions are free of charge and are co-led by professionals trained in grief support. Pre-registration is required.
2016 groups are as follows:
(Tuesdays) November 1 - December 6, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Affinity Visiting Nurses office
April - May 2017: TBD
July - August 2017: TBD
November - December 2017: TBD
Drop-in Support Groups
The hospice team of Affinity Visiting Nurses provides grief support to anyone in the community, regardless of their involvement with hospice prior to the death of their loved one.
Affinity’s grief support groups are monthly adult gatherings for individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. These gatherings provide a caring community for learning about grief, finding support, sharing memories, and identifying feelings.
There is a support group that meets in Oshkosh the first and third Thursdays of every month at 6 p.m. at the Oshkosh Senior Center, 200 North Campbell Road. There is no fee to attend, no pre-registration is required and all adults are welcome.
Handling the Holidays
The holidays can be especially difficult after a loved one has died. Affinity Visiting Nurse – Hospice is offering a unique support opportunity to help during the holiday season.
November 2017: TBD
For more information on these and other grief support opportunities, call Angie Schuldt at 866.236.8500.