Adult Grief Support

Hospice-families-and-patients2Grief is a natural and universal response to the death of a loved one. We understand that there are no right or wrong ways to grieve, but there are healthy ways to cope with loss. Our specially trained, professional grief counselors can help and support adults and children during this difficult time.

Partners In Care offers a variety of opportunities and support for families, friends and the community left behind when a loved one leaves us. Our ongoing grief support and education for adults and children is available to everyone in the community, not just our patients. Special events like our Camp Courage for children also underscore our belief in assisting the grieving who need or desire help.

Grief Programs and Support Groups

Coffee & Doughnuts with Bob and the Boys

Sharing is important for everyone dealing with a loss. This special morning support group, designed for men only, meets 9:30–10:30 am the second and last Friday of the month.

  • August 14 and 28
  • September 11 and 25
  • October 9 and 30
  • November 13 and 27
  • December 11 and 25

Monthly Potluck

Bereaved are encouraged to attend our monthly potluck gatherings for support, fellowship, and to stay connected with others. Second Tuesday of each month from noon-1:30 pm.

  • August 11
  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8

Grief Relief

Reinvesting in life after loss is less painful when the journey is shared with others. In this eight-week group session every Spring, Fall and Winter, participants find hope, connection and solace together. Registration required by calling (541) 382-5882.

  • Tuesdays, 10:30 am to noon
  • September 22–November 10

Traumatic Loss

Losses by suicide, homicide, accident and other forms of trauma share common bonds that bring participants together for eight weeks of sharing, comfort, and support towards healing.  Registration is open for group starting in the future; date to be determined by enrollment. Please call and ask for Carla if you are interested in attending. Registration required by calling (541) 382-5882.

  • Tuesdays 4:00–5:30 pm; dates to be announced


A support group for women who have lost a spouse or significant other. The passage to widowhood is a maze of unknowns. This six-week group will provide a safe place for women to share the journey toward empowerment to create a new life after the death of a partner. Registration has begun for the fall group. Please call Carla if you are interested in attending.

  • September 17–October 22
  • Thursdays, 10:30 am–12:00 pm OR 5:30–7:00 pm

All Partners In Care support groups are open to the community, take place at our Wyatt Court offices in Bend, and offered at no cost to participants. Registration required through Partners In Care bereavement services (541) 382-5882.