Hospice at HCS

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. These are safe, supportive groups for those grieving a loved one’s death. Telling your story of loss to others in similar situations often provides soothing relief and healing. Groups may use discussion, meditation, readings, videos or writing to deal with loss due to illness, accident, suicide or other causes.

Current Support Offerings

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

View our calendar for upcoming groups. Registration is required for first time participants. Please contact supportgroups@hcsservices.org or call 603-352-2253 to register.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friendly Meals at Keene Senior Center

July 19, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Family Resource Center Drop-in Hours

July 22, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Friendly Meals at Keene Senior Center

July 22, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friendly Meals at Keene Senior Center

July 23, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

For more information about hospice bereavement services,

please call 603-352-2253 or email supportgroups@hcsservices.org