Bereavement Services

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Families can count on our hospice professionals for ongoing support and education. One such area of support is Bereavement Care. This is a vital element of our hospice services for families. Before, during, and after a loved one’s death, hospice bereavement services are an important support system that assist patients, families, and caregivers with their respective grief. 

Bereavement

Our Bereavement Program is coordinated by a licensed clinical social worker who provides the psychological, emotional, and spiritual support needed during life’s difficult transition after a loved one’s passing. Families and caregivers are provided with a continuum of care through a supportive bereavement program that continues for thirteen months after the loss of a loved one.

 

A telephone screening is necessary for enrollment for support groups. For your safety, we are providing the option of phone screenings, phone/virtual groups, and virtual/phone individual grief counseling sessions. Our bereavement support groups continue to meet, some virtually and some in-person.

Spouse or Partner Loss

Daytime: Wednesday afternoons 2:00pm-3:30pm. Winter group begins on December 7, 2022 and spring group begins on February 15, 2023. Both will meet in person with a Zoom option.

 

Evening: First and third Monday each month from 5:30pm-7:00pm. This group will continue to meet via Zoom.

Coping with Grief


This is a six-week group for any loss within the past year. Karen Gore, LICSW, Bereavement Coordinator, and Paula Nesoff, MSW, Bereavement Volunteer, co-facilitate this group in which we learn together about coping with grief while sharing ideas and ways to make your grief more manageable.

 

Group meets on Tuesdays from 12:30pm-1:30pm via Zoom beginning February 7, 2023.

Planning for the Holidays

If you were unable to attend the November 9 workshop on Planning for the Holidays, please see this link and scroll down to the booklet on “Managing Difficult Times.” This booklet provides guidance on how to cope with holidays and other difficult days. 

Getting Through the Holidays Together

This is an engaging three-week workshop for any loss within the past year. Facilitators Reverend Susan R. Sullivan, Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor, with Linda Muldoon, Bereavement Volunteer, will co-facilitate this gathering to encourage and support one another around getting through those first holidays after the loss of a loved one.

Group meets in person and via Zoom.

Dates: November 16, 23, and 30 2022 at 2:00pm

For all Bereavement Support groups, please contact Karen Gore, LICSW, Bereavement Coordinator at kgore@nvna.org or 781-659-2342 x305 to register.

In-person meeting locations will be provided upon registration.

Honor Your Loved One's Memory

Hospice families have an opportunity to recognize their loved one on the campus of the Pat Roche Hospice Home. Memorial donations cumulatively exceeding $1,000 will be invited to honor their loved one on our beautiful Wall of Remembrance. For more information, please contact Development Officer Lisa Mullen at (781) 610-1519 or lmullen@nvna.org.

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