“Comfort is….. knowing those who have lived in our hearts are never really gone. As long as we keep them with us, in our hearts and our thoughts, they will be with us always” S.E. MacNaughton
Bereavement is a term used to describe the period of mourning following the loss of a loved one. The mourning period can last for weeks, months or years.
Bereavement can also accompany other losses, such as decline in one’s health or diagnosis of a terminal illness.
Our bereavement program at Connecticut Hospice offers support services for our patient’s families and friends for a minimum of 13 months following the loss of their loved one. We offer bereavement support groups, individual counseling sessions, education, informational mailings throughout the year, community referrals, phone support and an Annual Memorial Service.
Bereavement services are free of cost for the friends and family who have had a loved one pass away while enrolled in hospice care through Connecticut Hospice.
All group sessions will take place at Connecticut Hospice located at 100 Double Beach Rd in Branford, CT. Bereavement support group schedules change throughout the year, and the type of groups vary.
The CT Hospice Bereavement Department would like to share the following links as a way to further lend Bereavement and Grief support during this difficult time as we adhere to the COVID-19 pandemic recommendations of social distancing.
Date: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month (7/20 - 8/17)
Time: 4:00 - 4:4
Loss of a Spouse - Monday, 4:30 - 6:00 (7/11 - 8/22)
Loss of Parent or Sibling - Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 (7/13 - 8/24
General Grief Support - Friday 2:00 - 4:00 (7/15-8/19)