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 of 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. Than you for your understanding.
 
We care about your loss and consider it a privilege to be of service.
 
Monday Evening Bereavement Support Group
July 22, 2019 - September 16, 2019
Monday 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 Monday Evening group will meet for 8 Mondays from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, beginning on July 22, 2019 and ending on September 16, 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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Thursday Daytime Bereavement Support Group
August 8, 2019 - September 26, 2019
Thursday Daytime: 11:00 AM - 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 Thursday daytime group will meet for 8 Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, beginning on August 8, 2019 and ending on September 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 Erin King, 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 Erin King at 207-289-3521 or by email at eking@hospiceofsouthernmaine.org.

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Wednesday Evening Bereavement Support Group
September 4, 2019 - October 23, 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 PM to 7:00 PM, beginning on September 4, 2019 and ending on October 23, 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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My Next Chapter: Grief After the First Year
A support group for women in the second year following the death of a spouse/partner
Facilitated by Nancy Carroll, MS, WHNP
 
And now there is this... a softer loss... a settling of stones.
My sorrow and I are the same, there is no separation.
Megan Devine
 
One year after the death of my soulmate and husband, I find my grief is still great, but a little changed, and I am beginning to think about the rest of my life a bit more rationally. I am a retired Women's Health Nurse Practitioner with experience both as a clinician and a group facilitator. I have spent most of the last year reading everything I can find on grief, as well as attending and facilitating support groups in both Maine and Florida. I invite you to explore with me the life evolution the death of a spouse/partner brings.
 
This closed group, comprised of four 90-minute sessions, will meet weekly and is limited to 8 participants. Using authentic deep listening, we will explore tender self-care, our spirituality, becoming more mindful, journaling and discovering where our next chapter might lead us. Please plan to attend all four sessions and bring a journal and an open heart.
 
So what do we do in a circle of trust?
We speak our own truth;
we listen receptively to the truth of others.
Instead of giving counsel, we offer each other
the healing and empowering gifts of silence and laughter.
Our purpose is not to teach anyone anything
but to give the inner teacher a chance to teach us.
Parker Palmer
 
Meetings on four consecutive Mondays
August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
at Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route One in Scarborough
 
or call (207) 289-3651