Grief Support Services
Provided by Ministry Home Care - Hospice Services
The Journey of Life: Understanding Grief
When someone we love dies, they do not leave our hearts. Their presence is still very, very strong, and it tears us apart knowing we will never hear their laugh, or touch their soft face or feel their embrace around our shoulders again. A piece of our life is missing, and their absence can be overwhelming.
Ministry Home Care is offering a series of grief support groups called “The Journey of Life: Understanding Grief.” The popular series includes six weekly sessions of information and support to assist adults in examining and understanding the grief process.
Facilitated by hospice staff and specially trained volunteers, the sessions will provide practical information and resources in a supportive setting, with the goal of enabling individuals to live with their loss.
Spring 2015 series: TBD
Fall 2015 series: Tuesday evenings, September 22 - October 27, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Ministry Home Care - Upham office.
There is no fee for attendance, but pre-registration is required. Please call Ministry Home Care—Hospice Services, 800.397.4216 for additional information and pre-registration.
Grief Support Group Open to All
Ministry provides grief support to everyone in the community, regardless of their involvement with hospice prior to the death of their loved one.
Ministry’s grief support groups are adult gathering for individuals and families 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. These meetings will be held Noon - 1:30 p.m. at the Ministry Home Care office, 303 W. Upham Street in Marshfield.
2015 Dates: January 14, February 11, March 11, June 10, July 8, November 11 and December 9
There is no fee to attend, no pre-registration is required, and everyone is welcome. For more information on this and other grief support opportunities, for information call 800.397.4216.
Good Grief (Day Camp)
A Grief Support Group for Children & their Families
Good Grief is a group for families who have experienced a death to attend together. Children and adults share in a meal and then separate into peer groups for grief support activities and discussion with hospice facilitators. This group will meet 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at the Humas Preserve Shelter. There is no fee, but pre-registration is required. Parents of younger children are encouraged to be present.
Please call Ministry Home Care—Hospice Services, 800.397.4216 for additional information and pre-registration.
Finding Your Way through Grief at Holiday Time
The holidays can be especially difficult after a loved one has died. Ministry Home Care – Hospice is offering a unique support opportunity to help before, during and after the holiday season.
HOPE for the New Year: 1 - 2:30 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2015
Handling the Holidays: November 2015
These meetings are open to any adult who is grieving the loss of a loved one, no matter how long it has been since the death. The groups are free of charge, but pre-registration is appreciated, to assure adequate resources are available for all attendees.
For more information on these and other grief support opportunities, contact Sharla Dreikosen, bereavement coordinator, at 800.397.4216.