Each person reacts uniquely to the loss of a loved one. Grief and loss can change an individual’s life, even if they feel well-prepared.  Our promise to be there for patients and families throughout the end-of-life journey includes supporting them while they experience grief and loss, both before and after a death. Each member of a patient’s family may receive bereavement services, as well as friends and caregivers and anyone affected by the death.

Seasons provides 13 months of bereavement services for the families and loved ones of every patient we serve, regardless of how long their loved one receives care from our organization. Similar to hospice care, bereavement support is customized to the individual and can support as much or as little as the bereaved require.

What Would Bereavement Care Look Like for Me?  

Feelings of confusion, sorrow, anxiety, fear, and anger around a loved one’s death are natural, and can continue for many months. You may not know how to deal with these emotions, but you can turn to Seasons for support, care and help at any time.  

We provide help through person-to-person support, memorial services, support groups, and written resources and materials. We also have support that is designed specifically for children, including the Seasons Hospice Foundation’s Camp Kangaroo 

 We also provide support as our patients and families may experience anticipatory grief before a death has occurred. We are here to help those we serve through these experiences.  

Learn About Bereavement Care

Bereavement Newsletters

In collaboration with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, the Seasons Hospice Foundation is proud to deliver For Every Season—a newsletter designed to provide updates and news about our current bereavement programs. Written by the experts at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, the newsletter offers links to resources and tools to support our patients through their grief journey.

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Join Our Support Groups

Arizona

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

California

Los Angeles

Monthly Bereavement Support Group
Contact Janelle Valencia at jvalencia@seasons.org.

For more information on our virtual support groups, please call 866-278-7500.

Sacramento

For information on our virtual support groups, please call 855-465-6845.

Orange County

For information on our virtual support groups, please call 866-707-2483.

San Bernardino:

For more information about virtual support groups or any other bereavement services, please call us at 855-803-1136.

San Diego:

For information on our virtual support groups, please call (877) 643-0401.

California- Northern: San Jose Area

For information on our virtual support groups, please call 408-963-2800.

Colorado

For support or for the latest update on virtual grief support groups, please call our staff at 855-444-4035.

Connecticut

Monthly Bereavement Support Group
1st Wednesday of each month, 7;00 – 8:00 PM
Contact Kim Wadhams at 203-490-1000 or at kwadhams@seasons.org.

Please call 866-244-2199 for information about our virtual grief support groups.

Delaware

Virtual Open Grief Group: Don’t Grieve Alone
First Tuesday of every month
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Contact: Genevieve Aucoin at 302.533.3800 or gaucoin@seasons.org.

Supporting Veteran Spouses
4th Monday of the Month
6:30-7:45 PM
Contact: Meghan Collier or Ben Mattocks at 302.533.3800

House of Healing – In partnership with House of Wright Mortuary
3rd Tuesday of every month
6:00-7:30
Contact: Genevieve Aucoin at 302.533.3800 or gaucoin@seasons.org.

For information about additional groups, please call our office at (866) 443-9856.

Florida

Broward

Grief Cafe – A Summer Support Series
6/1 – 8/10 on Tuesdays
Contact Jeannelle Benek at 866-243-9104 or jbenek@seasons.org.

Please call 866-243-9104 for additional support.

Miami/Dade

For support or for the latest update on our virtual offerings, please call our staff at (877) 731-9299.

Hillsborough County

Online Grief Support Group
Tuesdays at 4pm
Click here to register.

Online Healthcare Worker Support Group
Thursdays at 8 am
Click here to register.

Please call Katie DiDomenico at 813-550-9764 regarding your interest.

Pinellas County

Virtual Bereavement Group
First Friday of the month from 12:15 pm to 1 pm.

To register or for additional support, please call our staff at (866) 824-9699.

Georgia

Please contact the local office at 404-250-4950 for more information on current virtual support options.

Illinois

For support or the latest updates, please call our office at (800) 570-8809.

Indiana

For support or for the latest update, please call our staff at 866-400-9692.

Maryland

Teenage Grief Group – Ages 13-17
4th Tuesday of the month at 6 pm
Contact: Breanne Carbaugh at bcarbaugh@seasons.org.

Loss of Parent Grief Group
4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm
Contact: Karen Green at kagreen@seasons.org.

Spanish Grief Group
2nd and 4th Monday at 7:30 pm
Contact: Steven Payen, SPayen@seasons.org

Baltimore County:

Loss of Spouse/Life Partner Bereavement Group
Mondays at 6:00 pm
Facilitator: Steven Payen, SPayen@seasons.org

Northwest Hospital
2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm
Facilitator: Steven Payen, SPayen@seasons.org

Franklin Square Hospital
1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm
Facilitator: Quenton Clarke, QClarke@seasons.org

Sinai Hospital
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm
Facilitator: Fiona Robinson, FiRobinson@seasons.org

Carroll County:

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm
Facilitators: Karen Green, KaGreen@seasons.org; Naomi Berkenbilt, NBerkenbilt@seasons.org

Cecil County:

Elkton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm
Facilitator: Loretta Saponaro, LSaponaro@seasons.org

Harford County:

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm
Facilitator: Quenton Clarke, QClarke@seasons.org

Howard County:

Men’s Bereavement Group
Every Tuesday at 5:15 pm
Facilitator: Steven Payen, SPayen@seasons.org

COVID-19 Related:

Loss of a Loved One due to COVID-19
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm
Facilitator: Fiona Robinson, FiRobinson@seasons.org

Loss of a Loved One due to COVID-19
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm
Facilitator: Brandon Brewer, CBrewer@seasons.org

For information about virtual support groups, please call 888-523-600 or email cbrewer@seasons.org.

Massachusetts

Journeying Through Grief: A Rolling 4 Week Support Group for the Newly Bereaved
Attendees are required to register and attend all 4 sessions. Each session will offer education about the grief process and coping strategies to navigate the challenges of life after a significant loss.

4 consecutive Tuesdays at 5 – 6 pm
Begins the 1st Tuesday of every month 5 pm-6 pm

Caregivers Connect
4th Wednesday of the month
6-7 pm

Support for Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis
3rd Thursday of the month
6-7 pm

Loss Due to COVID-19
1st Monday of the month
4-5 pm

To register or learn more, please contact Chaplain Jonathan Pierce at jpierce@seasons.org or via 866-670-9449.

Michigan

Life Beyond Loss
Thursdays from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Please contact Sharon Edwards to register: SEdwards@seasons.org or 800-370-8592

Please call us at (800) 370-8592 to learn more about our virtual bereavement group options.

Missouri

Please call us at (888) 461-7733 to learn about our virtual support grief options.

Nevada

For more information on our virtual support groups, please call (855) 285-8156.

New Jersey

Supporting Each Other Through the Grief Journey
First Monday of the month
10am & 6pm

Parental Loss Support Group
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 10 am

Widows Support Group
1st and 3rd Friday of the month

Contact: Kristiana Wodzinski at 609-433-8976 or kwodzinski@seasons.org.

Oregon

Please contact our staff at 866-238-8010 to find out the latest information on our virtual support groups.

Pennsylvania

Monthly Support Group
3rd Monday of each month at 6 pm

Please call 888-839-7410 and ask for Laura to learn more.

Texas

Dallas/Fort Worth:

For more information about our virtual offerings or for support, call (866) 746-0009.

Houston:

For more information about our virtual offerings or for support, please call 855-893-0530.

San Antonio:

For more information about our virtual offerings or for support, please call 855) 425-1055.

Wisconsin

Please contact our staff at 800-379-5105 to find out more about virtual support options.

Do You Need Support?

If you’re not sure where to start with getting support or don’t see a group in your state, please reach out and we’ll connect you with support and resources.