Upcoming Bereavement Support Group Offerings

Grief following the death of a central person in your life is one of the hardest things you will ever have to bear. It is painful, isolating, and often scary. To be newly bereaved in these unprecedented times of great uncertainty and fear is to have your grief compounded in ways one could never have imagined. 
 
Our bereavement support groups are offered at no charge and 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 (207) 289-3640 or email us to schedule individual grief counseling until the timing is better to participate in a group. Thank you for understanding.
 
During this time of social distancing, Hospice of Southern Maine will be offering online bereavement support groups via Zoom. Zoom is a secure video-conferencing platform that Hospice of Southern Maine staff can use for virtual face-to-face conversations with patients and families. Zoom is free, and it can be used on your smartphone or your computer.
 
Our online bereavement support groups can accommodate up to 10 people. Groups will be held once a week for 90 minutes and will run for 8 weeks. We ask that participants try to attend every session if possible.
 
We care about your loss and consider it a privilege to be of service.
 
 
 
Thursday Evening
Zoom Bereavement Support Group
September 29, 2022 - November 17, 2022
Thursday Evening: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
This Thursday Evening Zoom support group will meet online for 8 Thursdays from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM beginning on September 29, 2022 and ending on November 17, 2022. This group will be facilitated by Taylor Watts-Hall and Maria McCann, experienced support group facilitators. 
 
To register for this Thursday Evening Zoom support group, please email Taylor Watts-Hall at twatts-hall@hospiceofsouthernmaine.org. For more information, please email Taylor or call her at (207) 289-3671.