For many caregivers, the time immediately following the death of a loved one can be wrought with a range of emotions and physical reactions, often leaving caregivers to face new challenges.
It is important in the grief journey that caregivers are able to openly talk about these experiences, reactions and feelings. Hospice Toronto’s Bereavement Support program offers family and friends the support that they need as they take their first steps in this journey. A dedicated pool of volunteers, working one-on-one either by phone or in person, can help caregivers acknowledge death; assist them in dealing with the more immediate tasks of living while grieving; share their pain, sadness, tears, memories, and stories; and provide insight into their experiences.
At the end of the support period, volunteers can also assist caregivers with information and referrals to formal community bereavement groups. We celebrated the 10th anniversary of our Bereavement Support program in 2007.
For more information about our Bereavement Support program or how to volunteer in the program, please call 416-364-1666.
Bereavement Support Group
Hospice Toronto is offering Bereavement Support Group Sessions for people that have experienced the death of an adult loved one from progressive or terminal illness over 6 months ago.
Details are as follows:
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm)
Drop-in and Information Session to get to know us and the group facilitators
Wednesdays, October 4th – November 22nd, 2017 (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm)
Ongoing bereavement support group
All sessions will be held at the Hospice Toronto office at 55 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 502.
Contact Megan Quinn at 416-364-1666 Ext 244 or email Megan for more information or to register.
Please pre-register in advance as space is limited. All services and sessions are offered free of charge.