"This is a letter to thank you for all of your help in my time of need, and to tell you that my life is looking better each and every day.  I am keeping your telephone number handy just in case I might need a kind word, but I think that all of my friends along with my children are there just to get me through most of the relapses. Thank again for being there and may God bless you for what you are doing to help so many."

“Thank you for your excellent help.  I could not have made it without you and your staff.” 

“God puts angels on earth.  Thank you for being beautiful angels.”

“Thank you for all of your help and support with our father.” 

“Thank you so very much for your care. We so appreciated everything you did for our mom.  She is free now…no more suffering.  God bless you and the work of your hands and your heart.  Please pass on our appreciation to those who contributed to her care.” 

“Thank you to each and every person that touched our lives this past year.  I find myself thinking of you often.  I am sure that I will be in touch for some help.  It just isn’t time yet.  Thank you again.” 

“The hospice social worker was wonderful in working with our family and explaining our options.  The nurse’s aide was excellent, very caring and compassionate.”

“The peace of mind that Mom had because she could come home has been shared with us, as we were able to do what she wanted.  Words cannot express the gratitude we have for our hospice team.  Thank you.  Your nurse was an intelligent, compassionate person that helped us all so much.” 

“I would like to thank the minister who came to be with my family after my father died.  Keep up the good work.  I would tell anyone not to be afraid about hospice and it is a good idea to talk to them.”

“Wonderful caring people, if my mom could have, she would have thanked you.”

“The team could not have been more helpful at a greatly emotional time.  I want to thank them very much.”

“I am very thankful for the care provided, it made his last days more comfortable.  I really admire those who work in the hospice program.”

“You have a wonderful staff of people working for you.  Our family was very fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and caring group of people handling so many things for us….our sincerest thanks.” 

“The hospice team gave me membership and full partner status in the care of the patient.  All of my concerns were immediately addressed, all questions answered and the nurses were always available.  This was a very rewarding experience for me, especially in view of the outcome.  Thank you.”

“Our family felt very fortunate to have the hospice care that we did for my mother.  Thank you very much for a job well done.  They went above and beyond our expectations.”

“The team who interacted with my dad were exceptional in providing personal, social and spiritual needs.  Their individualized, personalized care and support was genuine and consistent.  On behalf of my family, I thank the caring staff at Seasons Hospice for the services rendered during my dad’s life and for the spiritual support and guidance following his transition.”

“My son and I appreciate very much that Seasons Hospice accepted my husband under their care, and that the flexibility with their policies helped us deal with what was to come.  My husband went home with the pain pump and IV.  Though I knew what to expect, the thought of disconnecting everything made me want to faint.  Thank you for thinking of our needs.  I would like to thank the whole team for their caring attitude and professionalism.  The social worker helped me a lot with the decision making and the nurses were wonderful.  Thank you so very much for the bereavement counselors also.  They are perfectly suited for the work that they do.  They were non-judgmental and always showed interest even with all of my rantings, cries and talks.  They spent as much time as I needed and I am so grateful for that.  The bereavement staff helped me to see things in a different spectrum.  Seasons Hospice is lucky to have those special people on their team.”

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Grief Support Group Offerings

A listing of Winter/Spring 2012 grief support group offerings by state, always offered free by Seasons Hospice.

California-Pasadena:

 4th Thursday of every month,4 pm, Pasadena Highlands Assisted Living,1575 East Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104

RSVP Stephen Peterson at 866.278.7500 or by e-mail at StPeterson@Seasons.org

California-San Diego:

Contact Bereavement Specialist Andrew Sweet at the Seasons San Diego Office, 877-643-0401, for more information or to receive personal assistance.

Delaware:

2nd Tuesday of the month @ 5:30pm-6:30pm at Foulk Manor N. Nursing Home, 1212 Foulk Road, Wilmington DE 19803

2nd Wednesday of the month @ 6pm–7pm at Newark Senior Center, 200 White Chapel Drive, Newark, DE 19713

4th Tuesday of the month @ 4pm-5pm at Christ Episcopal Church, 501 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901

Florida: 

3rd Friday of each month 7pm-8 pm at Stanton Memorial Baptist Church, 50 N.E. 119 Street, Miami, Fl 33161

Georgia: 

3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at Seasons Hospice office, 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite110, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022

   Illinois:

 2nddadfgdfg2nd Tuesday of each month 6pm-7pm, Holy Cross Hospital- Seasons Hospice Unit, 2710 W. 68th Place, Chicago– 3rd Floor

1st Wednesday of each month 6-7:30pm, Weiss Memorial Hospital - Seasons Hospice Unit, 4646 N Marine Drive, Chicago

2nd Thursday of each month 6pm-7:30pm, 1225 West Lake Street, 3rd floor, Elevator A, Melrose Park, IL 60160

Every Thursday, 7:30-9pm, Edward Hospital– Education Wing, 801 S. Washington, Naperville, Il. 60540

Indiana:

Every 3rd Monday of the month, 5:30pm-6:30pm Irvington Branch Public Library (Small Conference Room), 5625 E Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

1st Thursday of the month, 4pm-5pm Coping with Loss Workshop, Carmel Health and Living (meet in the “Pub”),118 Medical Drive Carmel, IN 46032.

Every Thursday, 7:30Maryland- Elkton:

1st Tuesday of every month from 6:30 pm -8:30 pm at Elkton Care & Rehab, 1 Price Drive, Elkton, MD 21921

3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:30 pm- 8:30pm at Seasons Hospice office, 253 Lewis Lane, Suite 303, Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Maryland-Glen Burnie:

4th Thursday of each month  6pm–7:30pm, Northwest Hospital: Education Center, 5401 Old Court Road, Randallstown, MD 21133

2nd Wednesday of each month 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Harbor Hospital: Baum Conference Room, 3001 South Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD 21225

1st Tuesday of each month  5pm – 6:30pm, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: Care Center Conference Room in the John R. Burton Pavilion, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224

3rd Wednesday of each month 6:30pm—8pm, Sinai Hospital, Cancer Institute Conference Room (enter through Main Hospital entrance), 2401 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Massachusetts:

All are welcome but please call 866-670-9449 to register

Every Wednesday, 1pm-2:30pm at Seasons Hospice office, 275 Grove Street, Suite 3-102, Newton, MA 02466

3rd Monday of each month 6pm, Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA

February 11, 3pm Valentine's Day Workshop, Codman Square Health Center, 637 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

Michigan:

Every Tuesday from 6:30pm–7:30pm, Sinai Grace Hospital, 6071 West Outer Drive, Second Floor M202, Detroit, MI  48235

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, St. Michael’s Activity Center, 40501 Hayes, Sterling Heights, MI  48312

 Every Wednesday from 5:30pm–7pm, Seasons Hospice office, 27355 John R Road, Madison Heights, MI  48071

Every Thursday, January 5th to February 23rd, 6pm–7pm, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 30003 Ryan Road (12 ½ mile), Warren, MI  48316

Pennslvania:

5:30pm-6:30 pm Phoenixville YMCA, 400 E. Pothouse Rd., Phoenixville, PA 19460, Feb 20: “Culture, Traditions & Individualization of Grief”; March 19: “Will I Ever”; April 16:  “Moving Forward, Growth & New Life” May 21: Open Session

Texas-Dallas:

2nd Monday of each month, 6 pm at Seasons Hospice office, 8610 Greenville Ave. Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75243

Texas-Fort Worth:

 3rd Wednesday of each month, 3 p.m. Gracepointe Baptist Church, 528 W. Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053

2nd Tuesday of each month, Noon, Vista Ridge United Methodist Church, 2901 Denton Tap Road, Lewisville, TX 75067

Wisconsin:

February 7 through March 13, 2012, 6:30pm-8:00pm at Seasons Hospice office, 6737 W. Washington Avenue Suite 2150 (1st floor, Summit Place Office Center) West Allis, WI 53214

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