Bereavement services provided by Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice are available to the community at no cost.
Journeys of Life
Offered for a full thirteen months to all Hospice families after the death of a
loved one. A personal visit is made by one of our Bereavement staff to assess
individual bereavement needs and how they can best be met. Journeys of Life
services are available at no cost to Hospice family members, as well as
community residents who have experienced the loss of a loved one through death.
A six-week grief support
group available to anyone in the community who has experienced the loss of a
loved one. The group is designed to assist each participant to safely explore
their own thoughts and feelings with others in "grief's journey" and gain an
understanding of their grief and ways to best cope. The groups are led by
trained and experienced facilitators and are scheduled four times each year.
A one-time grief education class.
A one-day retreat for
women who have had a significant loss in their lives and feel they would benefit
by sharing with other women. This retreat uses an informal, sharing format to
provide a safe and nurturing environment for participants.
one-time seminar offered in November to provide support through the holiday
season. This group will offer practical suggestions and encourage sharing of
ways to cope successfully with the difficult holiday season.
Annual Hospice Memorial
A ceremony for families and staff members to honor
and remember loved ones who have been cared for by Hospice within the last year.
This memorial service is held in the Spring of each year.
Memory Tree Open House
A special opportunity for Hospice family members and
staff to remember the loved ones cared for by Hospice during the holiday season.
Ornaments representing their loved ones are brought by family members to
decorate the Memory Tree, which remains up throughout the holiday season.
Families also get to meet and talk to other families and familiar Hospice staff
members for support at this significant time of year.