FALL Bereavement Groups 2019

All groups and workshops meet at the Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. office at 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, except when otherwise noted.


GRIEF AFTER THE FIRST YEAR

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Pre-registration required by March 13, 2019. To register, call Linda Clark, LCSW, at 315-735-6487 ext. 1015

An educational session for adults who are beyond the first year of grief.

This session will cover what to expect as the grief journey continues, techniques to find the balance between grieving and going on, and ways to incorporate the loss into one’s identity and search for meaning.


ADULT PARENTAL LOSS

Meets Wednesdays starting September 25th, 2019 for six consecutive weeks from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

For any adult who has experienced the death of a parent.

The loss of a parent is the most common form of bereavement in our country. Because of this, adult children often feel a sense of isolation and may feel an unspoken message that adult parental loss is less significant than other losses. No matter what the age of our parent or where or how the death occurred, the grief felt by an adult child can be intense and overwhelming. This group is a safe place to share feelings and experiences, ask questions, seek comfort or just listen. It is a place to receive and give support.

To register call Adrian Bartholomeo, LMSW at 315-735-6487 ext. 1070 by September 18, 2019


BRAVEHEARTS CHILDREN’S PROGRAM HERKIMER COUNTY

Meets Tuesdays starting September 17, 2019 for eight consecutive weeks from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
YMCA of Mohawk Valley, 83 E. Main Street, Mohawk, NY 13407
To register, call Judy Tastor at 315-794-6833 by September 10, 2019.

For children between the ages of 6-12 years old who have lost a parent, grandparent, or special person in their life.

This group utilizes arts and crafts to help children recognize their own grief, understand their feelings, express them in a healthy manner, and give and receive support.

Parents are requested to come early to pick up their children for the first meeting in order to attend a 7:15 p.m. parent orientation session.


BRAVEHEARTS CHILDREN’S PROGRAM ONEIDA COUNTY

Meets Thursdays starting September 19, 2019 for eight consecutive weeks from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
To register, call Adrian Bartholomeo, LMSW at 315-735-6487 ext. 1070 by September 12, 2019.

For children between the ages of 6-12 years old who have lost a parent, grandparent, or special person in their life.

This group utilizes arts and crafts to help children recognize their own grief, understand their feelings, express them in a healthy manner, and give and receive support.

Parents are requested to come early to pick up their children for the first meeting in order to attend a 7:15 p.m. parent orientation session.


SPOUSAL LOSS GRIEF GROUP – HERKIMER COUNTY

Starts Tuesday, September 24, 2019 for six consecutive weeks from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Pre-registration required by Sept. 17, 2019. Contact Tracey Clark, MHC, NCC 315-735-6487 ext. 1007.

For anyone who has experienced the death of a spouse or partner. The length of a marriage or committed relationship does not determine the depth of grief. This group focuses on normal responses to grief and the tasks of mourning. It is a safe place to share feelings and experiences, ask questions, and seek comfort. It is a place to receive and give support.


SPOUSAL LOSS GRIEF GROUP – ONEIDA COUNTY

Starts Tuesday, September 24, 2019 for six consecutive weeks from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Pre-registration required by Sept. 17, 2019. Contact Tracey Clark, MHC, NCC 315-735-6487 ext. 1007.

For anyone who has experienced the death of a spouse or partner. The length of a marriage or committed relationship does not determine the depth of grief. This group focuses on normal responses to grief and the tasks of mourning. It is a safe place to share feelings and experiences, ask questions, and seek comfort. It is a place to receive and give support.


YOUNG WIDOWS GRIEF GROUP

The group will meet Sept. 16, 23, 30 & Oct. 7, 14, & 28 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. There will be no meeting on Oct. 21st.
Pre-registration required by September 9, 2019. To register, contact Linda Clark, LCSW, at 315-735-6487 ext. 1015

For Young Widows 20’s through 60’s

Often women in this age group do not have peers who are going through this kind of loss, and their grief can feel very isolating. Juggling jobs, children, parents, and social obligations is hard; it feels overwhelming when spousal grief is added. This group provides the time to express and share grief, learn coping skills from one another, give and receive support, and begin the healing process.


YOUNG WIDOWS AFTERNOON GROUP

The group will meet Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 10, 24 & 31 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. There will be no group meeting on Oct. 17th.

For Young Widows 20’s through 60’s

Often women in this age group do not have peers who are going through this kind of loss, and their grief can feel very isolating. Juggling jobs, children, parents, and social obligations is hard; it feels overwhelming when spousal grief is added. This group provides the time to express and share grief, learn coping skills from one another, give and receive support, and begin the healing process.


HOSPICE SANGERTOWN WALKERS

Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Pre-registration is not required. For questions call: Bertha Lawson 315-724-5026

For any adult who has experienced the death of a significant other/spouse.

Walk and talk with others who have experienced a loss or walk as an individual in quiet introspection knowing support is nearby if wanted.

Meet in front of Macy’s inside Sangertown Mall


GRIEF AND THE HOLIDAYS

Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
To register call Adrian Bartholomeo, LMSW at 315-735-6487 ext. 1070 by October 20, 2019

This workshop will provide practical ideas on how to embrace the holidays while grieving the loss of a loved one. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to honor those who have died. Refreshments will be offered at the conclusion to provide an opportunity for sharing.

Location:
New Hartford First United Methodist Church
105 Genesee St
New Hartford, NY 13413


No charge for bereavement groups or workshops. Donations are always appreciated.