Adult Bereavement

Adult Bereavement Program

The Adult Bereavement Program provides support to address the unique grief and bereavement needs of those within our community. Our groups are designed to establish a fellowship for the bereaved, creating opportunities for mutual support, providing education on grief and bereavement and exploring the resiliency and strength within all of us to cope with loss. 

  • Bereavement Mutual Peer Support Groups are available to anyone in our community, regardless of the cause of death. Our groups are separated into types of relationships: Bereaved Parents, Spousal Loss and Family Loss. Each group is 8 weeks long, meets once a week, and is facilitated by trained professionals and volunteers. Stories and feelings are shared in a safe environment, education on grief and coping strategies is provided, memorizing activities and rituals are all interwoven throughout our groups to support individuals in their grief journey. 
  • Bereaved Drop In is held twice a month for continued peer support and opportunity for grief expression. This group is open to individuals who have completed one of our bereavement support groups. We know that grief doesn’t end just because your 8-week support group has completed, so we offer continued support through our drop-in program. 
  • Bereavement Walking Group is an opportunity to meet and walk with others who have lost a loved one. Guided by St. Joseph's Hospice staff and volunteers, join a group of other grievers on a scenic 2.5 km route in Canatara Park.