National Grief and Bereavement Day calls upon all of us to reach out and walk alongside those around us on their grief journey. Reaching out with simple gestures of kindness can make a profound impact. Even when it feels as though there’s nothing you can say, your actions can speak volumes to the people in your life who are navigating grief and loss.
Our Hospice offers a range of supports, including grief and bereavement services, to those who have been in our care. Our dedicated pool of staff and volunteers, working one-on-one either by phone, in person, or online, can help you acknowledge the death, assist you in dealing with the more immediate tasks of living while grieving, share your pain, sadness, tears, memories, and stories, and provide insight into your experiences.
Support is available in the following ways:
1: Short term individual counselling
2: Bereavement Support Groups
3: One-on-one support calls
4: Memorial Services
5: Wellness Programs
6: Energy Work
Visit www.thehospice.ca/events/ for our Wellness Programs Calendar. At the end of the support period, our Hospice staff can also assist you with information and referrals to the formal community counseling or bereavement groups.
Hospice Social Workers
Our registered Social Workers provide compassionate, non-judgmental support for those experiencing loss. They provide counselling to help manage the stress connected to end-of-life grief and loss. In addition, they can provide advocacy and connect individuals to community resources and supports.
Hospice Spiritual Care Coordinators
Bereavement support is offered by our Spiritual Care Coordinators to help in exploring and facilitating your spiritual journey. Coordinators respond to concerns about grief and loss and provide a non-judgmental presence where emotions and questions can be openly expressed. Our team is committed to respecting each person’s unique journey, understanding that spiritual needs and expressions vary.