GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT SERVICES


SPECIAL

EVENT:

Lights of

Remembrance

December 11th

6:00 pm

RSVP requested

 

NEW

SUPPORT

CALENDAR:

Autumn/Winter 2019

 

SUPPORTIVE

READING:

Thoughts on

Surrendering 

By Tess Baumberger     

Board Certified Chaplain

 

ARTICLE

ARCHIVES:

 

August 2019

October 2019

Grieving is a highly personal and individual experience without a set timetable.  The way you grieve and how it manifests itself depends on many individual factors. Some of these factors are connected to your personality, personal history, specific loss and life circumstances, relationship to the deceased and access to support or resources. Complicated and contradicting feelings like numbness, shock, confusion, sadness, anger, guilt, loneliness, relief and/or comfort are all appropriate after a significant loss, but can fluctuate in duration and intensity.

Although these feelings are appropriate during the loss experience, they can be very painful. They often affect the mourner deep within their mind, body and heart and as a result affects how they engage in the world around them. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, mourners can learn healthy approaches to navigating their grief that can provide opportunities for balance, comfort, connection, growth and joy in life after loss.

The All Care Hospice Bereavement program understands these needs and as a result has created progressive programs that provide safe and confidential opportunities for support, commemoration, expression, connection and learning.  All of our programs are designed with passion, experience, intention and feedback from the mourning community and it shows in the way our programs are organized and facilitated.  All of the All Care facilitators are trauma informed and refer to other therapeutic resources as needed.

Grief is hard…but it doesn’t have to be hard alone.  A safe circle of support and understanding is here for you!

Grieving is a highly personal and individual experience without a set timetable.  The way you grieve and how it manifests itself depends on many individual factors. Some of these factors are connected to your personality, personal history, specific loss and life circumstances, relationship to the deceased and access to support or resources. Complicated and contradicting feelings like numbness, shock, confusion, sadness, anger, guilt, loneliness, relief and/or comfort are all appropriate after a significant loss, but can fluctuate in duration and intensity.

Although these feelings are appropriate during the loss experience, they can be very painful. They often affect the mourner deep within their mind, body and heart and as a result affects how they engage in the world around them. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, mourners can learn healthy approaches to navigating their grief that can provide opportunities for balance, comfort, connection, growth and joy in life after loss.

The All Care Hospice Bereavement program understands these needs and as a result has created progressive programs that provide safe and confidential opportunities for support, commemoration, expression, connection and learning.  All of our programs are designed with passion, experience, intention and feedback from the mourning community and it shows in the way our programs are organized and facilitated.  All of the All Care facilitators are trauma informed and refer to other therapeutic resources as needed.

Grief is hard…but it doesn’t have to be hard alone.  

A safe circle of support and understanding is here for you!

Support Services

The All Care Hospice Bereavement Program not only provides a safe, supportive and confidential opportunities for grief support

and education, but it has also created a growing support community for mourners connecting with others who understand.

All grief support support groups and workshops are open to the community and free of charge. Registration is mandatory

for all programs by the date advertised. Programs are designed and facilitated by licensed professionals with extensive training and experience.

The All Care Hospice Bereavement Program offers the following services:

 

  • Grief Counseling / Phone Support
  • Grief Support Groups
  • Holiday Support
  • Remembrance Services
  • Community Support and Resources

 

Our Team

The All Care Hospice Bereavement Team is made up of licensed, dedicated and experienced professionals that have been serving the bereaved

community around Massachusetts for over fifteen years.

To inquire further please call our Bereavement Coordinator at 781-244-1198

 

Holiday Support

Grief is hard, but there are certain times of the year when it can become more difficult. The following programs were designed help provide

support and tools during some difficult seasons.  The following are some Holiday based programs we offer:

  •     Lighting the Way:  A Workshop for Coping Through The Holiday Season
  •     Remebrance Events:  Lights of Remembrance (Dec) & Service of Remembrance (July)

Remembrance Services

Our Services of Remembrance are an opportunity to come together to mourn, remember and honor the deceased, connect with others who

understand and acknowledge the relationships we have built along the way.  We provide two services of remembrance a year (July and December)

and both provide opportunities for comfort through poetry, music, art and connection.

SAVE THE DATE:

Lights of Remembrance

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

6:00 pm

Kindly RSVP by December 4, 2019

Reception and refreshmentsto follow

Community Support and Resources

The All Care Hospice Bereavement program is here for any local organization or company that needs support, guidance or consult after a significant loss.

Our bereavement team has been working within hospice and bereavement for more than a decade and are connected to many national and local organizations

as well as online resources. Are you in search for a specific type of grief support or resource? If so, someone on our team may be able to help. We are happy to

share our knowledge and resources.

Testimonials

You never know what is going to happen when you join a group, but what happened to me was great. Group Participant

This program helped me feel more connected to myself, other and the resources available. I feel validated and supported. Group Participant

After participating I feel more hopeful for the future, for the beyond. Group Participant

Hearing everyone tell their stories made me realize I am not alone. Group Participant

“The grief groups at All Care were a Godsend. They gave me a better understanding of the grief process as well as a safe place to express my feelings, fears and hopes with other mourners. The group facilitator was fantastic; extremely knowledgeable, supportive and uniquely skillful at guiding us through this difficult journey. It’s wonderful to know that such an extraordinary service exists in our community.“

– Group Participant

I enjoyed last night’s Remembrance Ceremony. Aside from being beautifully done, it made me realize that through Allcare Hospice and the groups you have created, I have a new set of friends who understand what I am going through and are helping me make a new life for myself. Group Participant

Accessing Support

We understand that making a call for help can take a lot of courage. We welcome all calls or inquiries and are happy to answer any questions you might have.

Our programs are updated once a month and are listed on our website. If interested in staying connected you can also be added to our confidential email list to

receive our calendar via email.  All of our grief support programs are free and open to the community, unless otherwise listed. Pre-registration is required, by the

date listed, for participation in all programs  and event location will be provided during intake.  Most programs occur at the All Care Center for Grief and Loss in

Lynn, MA, but locations may change. Please call the All Care Hospice Bereavement Coordinator at 781-244-1198 with all inquiries and/ or to register. During this

registration call you will participate in a brief phone intake to assure the program is right fit for you and your interests.

 

To register or inquire further please call our Bereavement Coordinator at 781-244-1198

Bereavement Support Offerings

Click here for a printable calendar of All Care’s upcoming Grief Support Offerings

Lighting The Way:

A one-time workshop will provide mourners a safe space to learn helpful ways to navigate grief during the holiday season.

Please RSVP for your preferred time and date.

Tuesday, November 19th    1-3 pm | RSVP by Nov. 14th

Thursday, December 19th   6-8 pm | RSVP by Dec. 13th

 

SAVE THE DATE:

Lights of Remembrance

Wednesday, December 11th

6:00 pm

RSVP by December 4th

Reception and refreshments will follow the service. More information coming soon.

All grief support events are free and open to the community!

Pre-registration is required for participation and event location will be provided during intake. Most programs occur at the 

All Care Center for Grief and Loss in Lynn, MA unless otherwise indicated. Please call Bereavement Coordinator 781-244-1198 

with all inquiries and/ or to register.