TYPES OF GRIEF SUPPORT

Whether you have lost a spouse, life partner, close friend, parent, child, grandparent or guardian, we can help. Gilchrist Hospice Care offers a wide range of grief support resources, which are open to our own bereaved clients or anyone in the community who has lost a loved one. The grief services resources offered include:

Grief counseling

Grief counseling is available on a short term basis for those who prefer an individual approach to dealing with the often overwhelming feelings  and physical responses associated with a loss. This is offered free of charge to those who have lost a loved one through Gilchrist Hospice Care and is open to  community members.  Our Grief Counselors possess masters degrees in counseling and are licensed in the State of Maryland.  They are additionally recognized by the Association for Death Education and Counseling for competence in bereavement and in end-of-life care.

Please call 443.849.8251 or email to schedule a counseling session.

Grief support groups

These groups encourage mutual support and understanding by providing an environment where participants can discuss topics related to grief and explore their feelings and how they are coping. As it can be difficult to hear other people's stories when one is newly grieving, we encourage you to consider first participating in individual counseling and to wait a few months after your loss to participate in a support group.

Most support groups meet for six sessions and are offered both during the day and evenings.

View a full list of grief support groups.
View upcoming dates and times on our calendar.

 

Workshops

Workshops are educational in focus, providing information on a specific topic with an opportunity for questions

View a full list of workshops.
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Bereavement Spring Retreat

Our annual spring retreat is held at the Gramercy Mansion in Stevenson, Maryland. It is a day of self care including meditation, writing, small group sharing, creative expression and contemplative walk.

Annual Wellness day

This one-day seminar is held in the fall. It is designed to give attendees an opportunity to learn new coping skills, to better understand their feelings, and to come away with a renewed sense of hope for the future. This seminar includes a keynote speaker, workshops and an endnote speaker. The nominal fee of $15 for an individual or $25 for a family  covers the continental breakfast, a buffet lunch, speakers and materials. More information.

Memorial Services

Memorial services are held throughout the year to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have died. The Memorial Services are generally held on Sundays, from 3:00-4:30 pm. Light refreshments are served following the ceremony.

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