GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT SERVICES
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS
Grieving is a highly personal and individual experience without a set timetable. The way you grieve and how it manifests itself depends on many individual factors. Some of these factors are connected to your personality, personal history, specific loss and life circumstances, relationship to the deceased and access to support or resources. Complicated and contradicting feelings like numbness, shock, confusion, sadness, anger, guilt, loneliness, relief and/or comfort are all appropriate after a significant loss but can fluctuate in duration and intensity.
Although these feelings are appropriate during the loss experience, they can be very painful. They often affect the mourner deep within their mind, body and heart and as a result affects how they engage in the world around them. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, mourners can learn healthy approaches to navigating their grief that can provide opportunities for balance, comfort, connection, growth and joy in life after loss.
The All Care Hospice Bereavement program understands these needs and as a result has created progressive programs that provide safe and confidential opportunities for support, commemoration, expression, connection and learning. All of our programs are designed with passion, experience, intention and feedback from the mourning community, and it shows in the way our programs are organized and facilitated. All of the All Care facilitators are trauma informed and refer to other therapeutic resources as needed.
Grief is hard…but it doesn’t have to be hard alone. A safe circle of support and understanding is here for you!
The All Care Hospice Bereavement Team is made up of licensed, dedicated and experienced professionals that have been serving the bereaved community around Massachusetts for over fifteen years.
The All Care Hospice Bereavement Program not only provides a safe, supportive, and confidential opportunities for grief support and education, but it has also created a growing support community for mourners connecting with others who understand. All grief support, support groups, and workshops are open to the community and free of charge. Registration is mandatory for all programs by the date advertised. Programs are designed and facilitated by licensed professionals with extensive training and experience.
The All Care Hospice Bereavement Program offers the following services:
- Grief Counseling / Phone Support
- Grief Support Groups
- Holiday Support
- Remembrance Services
- Community Support and Resources
We understand that making a call for help can take a lot of courage. We welcome all calls or inquiries and are happy to answer any questions you might have. Our programs are updated once a month and are listed on our website. If interested in staying connected you can also be added to our confidential email list to receive our calendar via email. Most programs occur at the All Care Center for Grief and Loss in Lynn, MA, but locations may change.
Please call the All Care Hospice Bereavement Coordinator at 781-244-1198 with all inquiries and/ or to register. During this registration call you will participate in a brief phone intake to assure the program is right fit for you and your interests.
Grief is hard, but there are certain times of the year when it can become more difficult. The following programs were designed help provide support and tools during some difficult seasons. The following are some holiday based programs we offer:
- Lighting the Way: A Workshop for Coping Through The Holiday Season
- Remembrance Services: Lights of Remembrance (Dec) & Service of Remembrance (July)
Our Remembrance Services are an opportunity to come together to mourn, remember and honor the deceased, connect with others who understand and acknowledge the relationships we have built along the way. We offer two services of remembrance each year (July and December) and both provide opportunities for comfort through poetry, music, art and connection.
The 2022 Lights of Remembrance Service is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7. We are excited to once again welcome guests in-person for this memorable evening. More information can be found here.
Community Support and Resources
The All Care Hospice Bereavement program is here for any local organization or company that needs support, guidance or consult after a significant loss. Our bereavement team has been working within hospice and bereavement for more than fifteen years and are connected to many national and local organizations as well as online resources. We are happy to share our knowledge and resources. Please call our Bereavement Coordinator at 781-244-1198 for more information.
You never know what is going to happen when you join a group, but what happened to me was great.
This program helped me feel more connected to myself, other and the resources available. I feel validated and supported.
After participating I feel more hopeful for the future, for the beyond.
The grief groups at All Care were a Godsend. They gave me a better understanding of the grief process as well as a safe place to express my feelings, fears and hopes with other mourners. The group facilitator was fantastic; extremely knowledgeable, supportive and uniquely skillful at guiding us through this difficult journey. It’s wonderful to know that such an extraordinary service exists in our community.
– Group Participant