Adult Grief Support
Grief 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 when a loved one dies. Our ongoing grief support and education for adults and children is available to everyone in the community, not just our patients. Camp Courage, held each summer, helps children understand and express their loss using a variety of fun and meaningful tools.
Grief Programs and Support Groups
The Bereavement Department at Partners In Care is offering the following support groups. We are excited to be offering some in-person sessions again but know some may prefer virtual. See below for Winter and Spring 2023 group options:
MANAGING GRIEF THROUGH THE HOLIDAY SEASON (In-Person and Virtual Groups)
For most people experiencing loss, the holiday season is the most painful time of all. The four-week class will provide suggestions for reducing holiday stress as well as support for members during a very emotionally challenging season. Please call to preregister.
Tuesdays – 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM November 29 to December 20 (Virtual Group)
Tuesdays – 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM November 29 to December 20 (In-Person Group)
MINDFULNESS AND GRIEF CLASS (In-Person Group)
The eight-week class defines mindfulness and offers instruction on managing the grief process with mindfulness tools such as present moment awareness and using meditation and the breath to stabilize difficult emotions and intrusive thoughts that occur related to stress and grief. Please call to preregister.
Mondays – 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM January 16 to March 6 (In-Person Group)
SPOUSAL LOSS SUPPORT GROUP (In-Person and Virtual Options)
A support group for men and women who have lost a spouse or significant other. This eight-week group will provide a safe place for individuals to share the journey toward healing after the death of a partner. Please call to preregister.
Tuesdays – 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM January 17 to March 7 (Virtual Group)
Tuesdays – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM January 17 to March 7 (In-Person Group)
GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Reinvesting in life after loss is less painful when the journey is shared with others. In this eight-week group participants will find hope, connection, and solace together. Please call to preregister.
Thursdays – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM January 19 to March 2 (In-Person Group)
All groups are open to the community at no cost. Currently all groups are offered virtually. Please call (541) 382-5882 and ask for Carla to register or for more information.