HOSPICE BEREAVEMENT SERVICES

“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”

– FRED ROGERS

When someone close to us passes away, we grieve. The grieving process can be thought of as a roller coaster, full of ups and downs, highs and lows. But grieving is a normal process. People who have lost someone close to them often experience physical and emotional changes including:

  • Disbelief, feeling “lost”

  • Crying at unexpected times

  • Sense of loneliness and isolation

  • General fatigue

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Preoccupation with thoughts of the deceased

  • Changes in appetite

  • Tightness in the chest

  • Anger, irritability

  • Loss of interest

  • Mood changes

  • Yearning, searching, anxiety and restlessness

One common myth is those who are grieving should be left alone. The reality is those who are grieving benefit from expressing these thoughts and feelings in a supportive environment.

Hospice at HCS offers support to help people through the grieving process in a number of ways.

Individual and Group Support

Our Bereavement Service Coordinator offers individual support and resource referral to the loved ones of those served by our Hospice. These services are available on a short-term basis.

Bereavement Service at HCS also offers Support Groups, bringing people together to share experiences with others and help people find comfort and coping strategies.

Upcoming Events

Current Support Offerings

Registration is required for first time participants. Please contact Shana Weaver at sweaver@hcsservices.org or call 603-352-2253 to register.

For anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. View our calendar for upcoming groups. Registration is required for first time participants. Please contact Shana Weaver at sweaver@hcsservices.org or call 603-352-2253

View our calendar for upcoming groups. Registration is required for first time participants. Please contact Shana Weaver at sweaver@hcsservices.org or call 603-352-2253

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Caregiver Support Group

July 6, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bereavement Support Group

July 6, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Caregiver Support Group

July 13, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bereavement Support Group

July 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Make An Appointment

Hospice at HCS support groups are open to the public and offered at no charge. Short term, individual counseling may be available for for family members of Hospice at HCS patients. To register or for more information, call Hospice at HCS, at (603) 352-2253 

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