SPRING 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.


ADULT PARENTAL LOSS

Meets Thursdays starting April 4, 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.


BRAVEHEARTS CHILDREN’S PROGRAM HERKIMER COUNTY

Meets Thursdays starting April 18, 2019 for eight consecutive weeks from 6:00-7:30 p.m./em)
YMCA of Mohawk Valley, 83 E. Main Street, Mohawk, NY 13407

To register, call Judy Tastor at 315-794-6833 by April 11, 2019.

For children between the ages of 6-12 years old who have experienced the death of 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 for pickup of their children at the first meeting in order to attend a parent orientation session at 7:15 pm.


BRAVEHEARTS CHILDREN’S PROGRAM ONEIDA COUNTY

Meets Tuesdays starting April 16, 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 April 9, 2019.

For children between the ages of 6- 12 years old who have experienced the death of 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 for pickup of their children at the first meeting in order to attend a parent orientation session at 7:15 pm.


SPOUSAL LOSS AFTERNOON GRIEF GROUP – ONEIDA COUNTY

Starts Thursday, April 4, 2019 for six consecutive weeks from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
To register, call Linda Clark, LCSW 315-735-6487 ext. 1015 by March 22, 2019.

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 (This Group is Full)

Meets Mondays, 5:00-6:30 on April 8, 15, 29 and May 6, 13, and 20. Note there is no meeting April 22.
Pre-registration required by April 1. 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 HERKIMER COUNTY

Meets Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 p.m., starting April 17, 2019 for six consecutive weeks.
YMCA of Mohawk Valley, 83 E. Main Street, Mohawk, NY 13407

To register, Call Tracey Clark, MHC, NCC at 315-735-6487 ext. 1007 by April 10, 2019.

For anyone who has experienced the death of a spouse or partner.

The length of the marriage or committed relationship does not determine the depth of grief. This group focuses on normal responses to grief and the tasks of mourning, as well as providing a safe place to share feelings and experiences, to ask questions, and to seek comfort. It is a place to give and seek support.


YOUNG WIDOWS GRIEF GROUP

Starts Wednesday, April 3, 2019 for six consecutive weeks from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Pre-registration required by March 20. To register, contact Linda Clark, LCSW, at 315-735-6487 ext. 1015

For young widows 20’s to 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 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.


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