Our Services

Bereavement Support

"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear… The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing… There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says…"
(C. S. Lewis, from A Grief Observed, a journal of his thoughts and feelings after the death of his wife, Joy)

When a Loved One Dies

Ultimately, no one can prepare you for your experience of grief and loss. Each person reacts uniquely to the loss of a loved one. Your grief is unique. Your bereavement is your own, and it can feel devastating. The loss of a loved one can change your life. Even if we believe that we are strong or well-prepared, the feelings of grief can be intense. These feelings are natural – feelings of pain, longing, vulnerability, confusion, sorrow, anxiety, fear, and anger emerge at the time of your loved one's death and often continue for many months.

During this time of grief, you may find relationships changing. Your daily routines and roles may be altered. Your basic assumptions about life may change temporarily, or even permanently. You may face the anxiety and unexpected adventure of reshaping your life. You may not know where to turn for support, care, and help along such an uncharted journey.

The Seasons Hospice team is available to walk with you on your journey through grief and bereavement. We offer a variety of bereavement services, which can include the following:

  • Person-to-person support:
    We are available for counseling, companionship, or conversation -- whether in person, by phone, e-mail, or postal correspondence, from the time of death to a year after your loved one's death. A personal visit request begins with a simple phone call.
  • Memorial services:
    Seasons offers a Celebration of Remembrance that is ecumenical and inter-faith in perspective. We focus on remembering the meaning, purpose, and impact of your loved one's life, regardless of religious affiliation.
  • Educational support groups:
    You'll find that Seasons provides a safe and supportive place for bereaved people to share experiences of loss with each other, to learn from each other about ways to cope and heal, and to form new friendships.
  • Written resources:
    We have a library of materials available that can help you understand and follow your journey through grief and bereavement.

Who Can Benefit?

  • Any family member, partner, friend, or caregiver of a hospice patient may ask for all hospice bereavement services.
  • Anyone who has suffered a recent loss may attend our educational support groups.

A listing of Winter 2016 grief support group offerings by state, always offered free by Seasons Hospice.

Arizona:
For more information about support groups or any other bereavement services, please call us at 480-606-1011.


California-Los Angeles:

Contact Stephen Peterson, Bereavement Coordinator, at 866-278-7500 if you are interested or would like any other type of additional bereavement support.

California – San Bernardino:
First Group: Seasons Hospice Office 8686 Haven Ave. Suite 300 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 92730. Bereavement Support Groups for Adults. 6 Sessions.

Second Group: Seasons Hospice Office 15095 Amargosa Rd. Victorville, CA Bereavement Support Groups for Adults. 6 Sessions.

California-San Diego:
Drop in group 2nd Tuesday of each month 5:45-7:00 pm

At the Seasons Office

16745 W. Bernardo Drive Suite 240

San Diego


California- Northern
San Jose Area

The programs below are included in our Bereavement Support Program. Please call the office at 408-337-3018 for additional details.

Merrill Gardens - Village Green

7600 Isabella Way, Gilroy, 95020

3rd Monday of the Month, 1:30 PM

Delaware:Tuesday/Twice- a-month 4p-5p (Episcopal Church in Dover) 
 

Wednesday/Twice-a-month 1030a-1130a    (Newark Senior Center)

Florida:
Support group in Aventura. Venue is twice a month coordinated between Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center/ Aventura and Seasons Hospice. The group will meet the second and fourth Monday of each month in 2845 Aventura Boulevard, Suite 140 waiting room, 10-11 AM.

The Beautiful Gate Cancer Support & Resource Center:

6600 NW 27th Ave. Suite A-7

Miami, Florida 33147          

Phone: 305-836-3408/Fax: 305-836-1230/ www.thebeautifulgateinc.org               

Men’s prostate support group (Miami location) held every 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Breast cancer support group (Miami Location) held every 1st Thursday of each month from 6:00pm-8:00pm                                                       

Mt Sinai. Bereavement Support group. Will be held once a month. Once a month on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2:00- 3:30 PM. Please call our office for exact location.                                   

IPU caregivers support group. Held the Second Friday of the Month at 3pm at Seasons Hospice IPU. 3 Toppel. 5200 NE 2nd ave. Miami. 305-7623883

Georgia: 
The Bereavement team in Atlanta, Georgia offers bereavement support groups throughout Metro Atlanta. Please contact the local office at 404-250-4950 for more information if you are interested in attending one of the established support groups or need individualized bereavement support.

Illinois:

-Weiss Memorial Hospital
8th floor, Conference Room A
4646 N. Marine Dr., Chicago, IL
1st Tuesday of the month
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
 
-Holy Cross Hospital
Seasons Hospice Inpatient Care Center
3rd floor
2701 W. 68th St., Chicago, IL
2nd Tuesday of the month
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 
-MacNeal Hospital
Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center
4th floor
3249 S. Oak Park Ave, Berwyn, IL
2nd Wednesday of the month
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 
-Seasons Hospice Naperville Inpatient Care Center
2195 W Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL
4th Wednesday of the month,
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 
-Grupo de apoyo para el duelo (Spanish Speaking Support Group) MacNeal Hospital
Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center
4th floor
3249 S. Oak Park Ave, Berwyn, IL
2nd Thursday of the month
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Indiana:
 

Seasons Hospice also offers intensive grief workshops and support groups for our pediatric patients’ families on an as needed basis. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please call our toll free number {866.400.9692} to register.


Maryland:
Northwest Hospital: Education Center
5401 Old Court Road
Randallstown, MD 21133
4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm
Facilitated by Georgia Wells, MT-BC

Harbor Hospital: Baum Conference Room
3001 South Hanover Street
Baltimore, MD 21225    
2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm
Facilitated by John Eckhart, LCSW-C, ACHP-SW

Sinai Hospital: Cancer Institute Conference Rm
2401 W. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm
Facilitated by John Eckhart, LCSW-C, ACHP-SW
Franklin Square Hospital: Conference Room A
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237


1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm
Facilitated by Margot Allen, LGSW
(**On 1/4/17, this group will meet in Conference Room B/C)
 

Northern Chesapeake Hospice
Foundation House
229 E. Main St
Elkton, MD 21921                    
1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm            
Facilitated by Elaina D. White, MT-BC
 

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care:
Conference Room
253 Lewis Lane, Suite 303
Havre de Grace, MD 21078        
2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm
Facilitated by Jolene Paruch, LCSW-C
 

Baywoods of Annapolis: Card Room
7101 Bay Front Drive
Annapolis, MD 21403
4th Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm
Facilitated by Deborah Watson, LCSW-C
 

Holly Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation
531 Stevenson Lane
Towson, MD 21286
4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM
Facilitated by John Eckhart, LCSW-C, ACHP-SW


Massachusetts:
Life after Loss Bereavement Support Group
Third Tuesday of every month
6 p.m.   
Mansfield, MA

Life After Loss Bereavement Group
(co-sponsored by Trustees of Milton Cemetery)
Ongoing 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
6:00-7:30 PM
211 Centre Street
Milton, MA
(office next to house)
(facilitated by Seasons Hospice Social Worker)

Life After Loss Bereavement Group
Third Monday of each month (call to confirm)
Burlington Council on Aging
61 Center Street
Burlington
781-270-1950

Please call Nancy Sherman, Director of Supportive Care, at (617)454-0200 to register or request more information

Michigan

St Michael Catholic Church (West side of street)

40501 Hayes Road

Sterling Heights, MI  48313   

586-419-0805

Facilitated by Sister Veronica Brune

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month

Two Sessions:  1pm-2:15pm;

               6:45pm-8pm

MUST CALL 586-419-0805 TO REGISTER

FOR THE EVENING SESSIONS.

Wayne County:

Sinai Grace Hospital

6071 West Outer Drive

Detroit, MI  48235

Second Floor M202 (313)966-3452

Facilitated by Chaplain Judy Schlueter

And Sarah Kahn MT-BC

Every Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm

 

St Patrick Senior Center, Inc.

58 Parsons Street

Detroit, MI 48201

313-833-7080

Facilitated by Rev Dr. Raafat Hanna-BCC

Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm

July 6, 2016-September 21, 2016

Oakland County:

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care (South doors)

27355 John R Rd

Madison Heights, MI 48071

800-370-8592

Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Raafat Hanna-BCC

Thursdays 5:30pm-7:00pm

July 7th-September 22nd, 2016

 

Men's Bereavement Support Group

Farmington Hills

Locations and dates TBD

Monthly Lunch Gathering

Facilitated by Rev. Dennis Saulino

Please call 800-370-8592 for dates/locations

 

Lockwood of Waterford

1407 Skipper Dr

Waterford, MI 48327 (248) 618-0777

Facilitated by Rev. Dennis Saulino

1st Tuesday of each month

11:00am-12:30pm

 

Missouri:

Coping with Loss Support Group

Westchester House

550 White Rd., Chesterfield                               

1st Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m.

Pennsylvania:
The Adult Bereavement Support Group is every third Monday of the month from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Phoenixville YMCA, 400 E Pothouse Rd, Phoenixville PA 19460

Texas-Dallas/Fort Worth:

Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center at

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital-Dallas

8200 Walnut Hill Lane, Main Building/7th floor

Dallas

Held the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 214-345-7790 or

817-887-0017