Bereavement Support from Southcoast Health VNA Supportive Care Center
Grieving is an important emotional process for all those who suffer a loss. Although grief is normal, it can be a distressing and often confusing process that touches every aspect of a person’s life. People express their grief in different ways and according to their own unique time schedules, but no matter how we do it, grieving is an important part of the healing process after experiencing the death of a person who was a major part of our life.
Southcoast VNA recognizes that the needs of family and friends do not end when their loved one dies. Our community bereavement services in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are available at no cost and include the following.
Visit our events calendar for the upcoming support groups.
Ongoing Grief Support Groups
In-person and virtual groups available
Open groups intended for those at any point in the grief process. Adult groups meet monthly to give family members and friends the opportunity to learn more about the grief experience and to meet others who are grieving. Groups include Widow and Widower Grief Support Groups and General Loss Grief Support Groups and are open to anyone in the community.
Grieving During the Holidays Workshops
A one hour workshop providing tips and ideas to navigate the challenges of the holidays, to honor the memory of your loved one and to learn how to care for your needs as you grieve.
This is a bereavement day program experience offered at no cost for children ages six to 15.
Annual Remembrance Service
Southcoast Health VNA Supportive Care Center hosts an annual service to remember, reflect and move forward with hope. Held annually, this service offers the community the opportunity to honor and celebrate loved ones who have died.
Bereavement Services for Families of Hospice Patients
Bereavement Correspondence Program
Periodic supportive mailings, including helpful information on loss and grief and other inspirational materials are sent to family members as a foundational support piece for the bereaved.
Individual Bereavement Counseling
A trained Bereavement professional is available to meet with family members or friends of a hospice patient who has died to offer support and guidance during the grief process.
For more information about Southcoast Health VNA and our bereavement services, call (508) 973-3227 or contact us online.
Southcoast VNA Supportive Care Center offers bereavement services in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.