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.
 
We care about your loss and consider it a privilege to be of service.
 

Tuesday Daytime Bereavement Support Group

February 5, 2019 - March 26, 2019
Tuesday 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 Tuesday Daytime Scarborough group will meet for 8 Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, beginning on February 5, 2019 and ending on March 26, 2019. The group will be held at the main office of Hospice of Southern Maine located at 180 US Route One in Scarborough, ME. It will be facilitated by Kristen Breault and Erin King who are both experienced support group facilitators. 

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 more information on the Tuesday group, please contact Kristen Breault at 207-289-3553 or by email at kbreault@hospiceofsouthernmaine.org or contact Erin King at 207-289-3521 or by email at eking@hospiceofsouthernmaine.org.

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Wednesday Evening Bereavement Support Group

February 27, 2019 - April 17, 2019
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 to 7:00 PM, beginning on February 27, 2019 and ending on April 17, 2019. The group will be held at the main office of Hospice of Southern Maine located at 180 US Route One in Scarborough, ME. It will be facilitated by Gisele Biron, 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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Monday Daytime Bereavement Support Group

April 1, 2019 - May 20, 2019
Monday Daytime: 11:00 PM - 12:30 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 Scarborough group will meet for 8 Mondays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, beginning on April 1, 2019 and ending on May 20, 2019. The group will be held at the main office of Hospice of Southern Maine 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 more information on the Monday group, please contact Carol Schoneberg at 207-289-3651 or by email at cschoneberg@hospiceofsouthernmaine.org.

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Wednesday Evening Bereavement Support Group

May 8, 2019 - June 26, 2019
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 to 7:00 PM, beginning on May 8, 2019 and ending on June 26, 2019. The group will be held at the main office of Hospice of Southern Maine 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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Parent Bereavement Support Group

Parents Who Have Lost an Adult Child

April 9, 2019 - May 28, 2019
Tuesday 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.
 
Parents Who Have Lost an Adult Child will take place on 8 Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 PM beginning on April 9, 2019 with the final session on May 28, 2019. This group is open to any parent who has experienced the death of an adult child. All sessions will be held at Hospice of Southern Maine's main office at 180 US Route One in Scarborough, ME. This group 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. 
 
The death of one's child is considered "a death out of sequence" - we do not expect our children to die before we do. Losing a child at any age is something no parent ever wants to face, but the parent who loses an adult child does not always receive the same degree of acknowledgement and support as the parent who experiences the death of a younger child. While parents never "get over" the death of a child, some have found a way to understand that the depth of their pain is a measure of the depth of their love, and they have eventually learned how to live with the loss in a way that honors their child. Participants will have the opportunity to share with a skilled group facilitator and other surviving parents. Please call Carol Schoneberg at 207-289-3651 or by email at cschoneberg@hospiceofsouthernmaine.org for additional information.