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Grief and Bereavement Support

The Shuswap Hospice Society provides free grief and bereavement support to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones. Our Support Groups, are constantly changing to reflect the needs of the community. Listed below are the groups we offer.  Please CALL 250-832-7099.

Bereavement Support Groups

One on One Bereavement Support
Clients meet one on one with a grief support person to receive support and guidance in developing coping skills to handle their grief and, in time, learn to live as well as possible without their loved one.

Hospice & Palliative Care Day Program
Support provided to those requiring palliative care thus helping to alleviate the emotional burden of a life-limiting illness. Find out more… 

Parents Bereavement Support Group
Provides an opportunity for parents who have lost children to meet and offer support to one another and receive support of Hospice workers.

Men’s Support Group
Provides an opportunity for men to gather for support.

Young Widows – Support Group
A support program for young widows to participate, share and learn from others who are facing the same losses while raising a family.

Pre-Christmas Holiday Support
For those who have lost loved ones and require support during the Christmas season.

Care for the Caregivers
Guidance and support to assist Caregivers to cope with the stress and demands of providing support to their loved one at the end of his/her life.

Sudden or Traumatic Death Support
Individual or group grief support sessions for those whose loved ones died a sudden or traumatic death.

Pet Bereavement Support Group
Hospice understands the depth of pain felt with the loss of a pet and support is available for those in need.

Open Bereavement Group
This group meets weekly for anyone experiencing loss resulting from the death of a parent, child, spouse, sibling, family member or friend.