Grief Support

What is Grief?

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. Each individual experiences and expresses grief differently. Grief affects you physically, emotionally, socially, mentally and spiritually. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief is likely to be.

Bereavement Support

Often, people feel lonely and confused because family and friends expect them to move beyond death, yet their grieving continues. Home Hospice provides many options for those in need of support to help them recover from the loss of a loved one.

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  • GriefShare – A weekly video seminar/support group featuring some of the nation’s foremost experts on grief recovery topics. Each faith-based seminar is combined with a grief support group discussion. Sessions explore what to expect during the process of grief recovery, and how to deal with the future.
  • Walking with You – An on-going support group meets once a month for those who just need some support.
  • Honoring Our Memories – Special grief recovery workshops including small-group discussion, journaling and mini-scrapbooking activities. Individual and family counseling
  • Life After Loss – A weekly grief/bereavement workshop sponsored through the American Cancer Society.

All Programs are Provided at no Cost

The Goal of Grieving

When someone close dies you may struggle with how to make sense of the experience. You may experience deep sadness and loneliness, and wonder if it is ever going to get any better. You may experience guilt or regret about things you forgot to say or do before the person died. You may feel angry. You may even challenge your faith.

The goal of grieving is not to remove all of the pain and memories of the loss… The goal is to reorganize, so that the loss is one important part of life, rather than the center of it.

Memorials

We invite you to honor the moments and memories you have shared with your loved one.

Christmas Memorials provide recognition of loved ones who have passed away. During a special holiday service, personalized ornaments are given to each family.

Butterfly Release

Names are read during a springtime memorial service, accompanied by the release of hundreds of butterflies as a way to say thank you for how our lives have been brightened.