Upcoming Bereavement Support Group Offerings
 
Our bereavement support groups assist individuals who may be dealing with issues of sadness, grief, depression, anger, guilt or any other related feelings accompanying the death of a loved one. They are not therapy groups, but rather, support groups where individuals can share their feelings and experiences in a caring and safe environment.
 
Please note that, in our experience, having at least 2-3 months time between the loss of your loved one and starting a support group is important in order to find the group most helpful. If you would like bereavement support sooner, please call or email us to schedule individual grief counseling until the timing is better to participate in a group. Thank you for your understanding.
 
We care about your loss and consider it a privilege to be of service.
 
 

 Getting Through the Holidays Daytime Bereavement Support Group

December 2, 2019 - January 20, 2020
Monday Daytime: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074
 
We ask that people try to attend every session if possible.

This Monday daytime holiday group will meet for 8 Mondays from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, beginning on December 2, 2019 and ending on January 20, 2020. The group will be held at Hospice of Southern Maine's main office located at 180 US Route One in Scarborough, ME. It will be facilitated by Carol Schoneberg, an experienced support group facilitator. 

This closed 8 week session, limited to 12 participants, is offered at no charge. Advance registration is required. Complete and return this questionnaire in order to hold your place in the group. 

For additional information, please contact Carol Schoneberg at 207-289-3651 or by email at cschoneberg@hospiceofsouthernmaine.org 

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After the Death of a Parent: A Bereavement Support Group for Younger Adults 18-30
January 15, 2020 - March 4, 2020
Wednesday Evening: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074
 
We ask that people try to attend every session if possible.

This Wednesday evening group will meet for 8 Wednesdays from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, beginning on January 15, 2020 and ending on March 4, 2020. The group will be held at Hospice of Southern Maine's main office located at 180 US Route One in Scarborough, ME. It will be facilitated by Erin King, an experienced support group facilitator. 

The stage we are at in life when we lose a central person greatly impacts our grieving process. This group is open to anyone between the ages of 18-30 who has experienced the death of a parent. Younger adults who have lost a parent often express feeling reluctant to join a bereavement support group with older adults who were fortunate enough to have had their parents for 40, 50, or 60 years - sometimes even longer. Feelings of jealousy, being cheated, having lost my anchor, and confronting my own mortality are all common and normal when grieving the loss of a parent earlier in life. This group will be a safe space to share your grief with others who are on a similar journey, to be supported, and to learn from each other and an experienced bereavement support group facilitator. 

This closed 8 week session, limited to 12 participants, is offered at no charge. Advance registration is required. Complete and return this questionnaire in order to hold your place in the group. 

For additional information, please contact Erin King at 207-289-3521 or by email at eking@hospiceofsouthernmaine.org.