Grief and Bereavement Support

Each person reacts uniquely to the loss of a loved one. Grief and loss can change an individual’s life, even if they feel well-prepared.  Our promise to be there for patients and families throughout the end-of-life journey includes supporting them while they experience grief and loss, both before and after a death. Each member of a patient’s family may receive bereavement services, as well as friends and caregivers and anyone affected by the death.AccentCare provides 13 months of bereavement services for the families and loved ones of every patient we serve, regardless of how long their loved one receives care from our organization. Similar to hospice care, bereavement support is customized to the individual and can support as much or as little as the bereaved require.

 

What Would Grief and Bereavement Support Look Like for Me?

Feelings of confusion, sorrow, anxiety, fear, and anger around a loved one’s death are natural, and can continue for many months. You may not know how to deal with these emotions, but you can turn to AccentCare for support, care and help at any time.  

We provide help through person-to-person support, memorial services, support groups, and written resources and materials. We also have support that is designed specifically for children, including the Seasons Hospice Foundation’s Camp Kangaroo 

 We also provide support as our patients and families may experience anticipatory grief before a death has occurred. We are here to help those we serve through these experiences.  

Learn About Bereavement Care

Grief & Bereavement Support can Include:

The Griever's Holiday

The holiday season can magnify a loss and our memories can serve as constant reminders – perhaps our loved one will not be there to participate in traditions they had led previously.  Perhaps watching others celebrate is overwhelming. Perhaps a smell triggers a memory that brings about feelings of isolation.  But you may find warmth in special and unexpected places, especially within giving yourself grace. The following list is intended to empower you in deciding how others can and cannot help you during the holidays. May it bring you some relief in navigating this holiday season. If you need additional support, we are always here for you! Please complete the form below and we will reach out. From our AccentCare family to you – may you find some peace this holiday season!

Join Our Support Groups

Virtual Groups

Virtual Bereavement Groups

Living + Grieving
When: Every Tuesday, 6pm – 7pm, EST
Contact: Bianca Muniz
786-479-6488
BiancaMuniz@Accentcare.com


Young Adult Grief Support Group, Ages 18-30
When: Every Other Tuesday at 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST
Contact: Cynthia Terry
888-523-6000
CynthiaTerry@Accentcare.com


Veterans Grief Support Group
When: 1st Wednesday of each month at 4:45pm to 5:45pm EST
Contact: Paul Mills
888-523-6000
PaulMills@Accentcare.com


Men’s Grief Support Group
When: Every Tuesday at 5:15pm to 6:15pm EST
Contact: Steven Payen
888-523-6000
StevenPayen@Accentcare.com


Grief Support Group
Please call 800-570-8809 for more information
Contact: Maureen Zito
800-570-8809
MaureenZito@Accentcare.com


Loss of a Spouse/ Life Partner Grief Support Group
When: Every Monday at 6:00pm to 7:00pm EST
Contact: Steven Payen
888-523-6000
StevenPayen@Accentcare.com


Teenage Grief Support Group, Ages 13-18
TBD
Contact for more details: Breanne Carbaugh
888-523-6000
BreanneCarbaugh@Accentcare.com


Loss of a Loved One during COVID-19 Grief Support Group
When: Every Other Tuesday at 6:00pm to 7:00pm EST
Contact: Breanne Carbaugh
888-523-6000
BreanneCarbaugh@Accentcare.com


Grupo de Apoyo al Duelo
When: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:00pm to 7:00pm EST
Contact: Steven Payen
888-523-6000
StevenPayen@Accentcare.com


Cecil County Grief Support Group
When: 1st Wednesday of month at 3:30pm to 4:30pm EST
Contact: Paul Mills
888-523-6000
PaulMills@Accentcare.com


“Missing You”
When: Weekly, on Tuesdays at 4:00pm EST
Contact: Paul Trosper
813-362-7948
ptrosper@sta-home.com


“Getting to Know Grief: An Anticipatory Grief Support Group

When: Weekly on Thursdays, 4:00pm EST

This is an ongoing virtual support group we offer to allow family and friends of loved ones that have not left us yet to share their experiences in a safe and caring environment. We will explore emotions that arise prior to the passing of our loved one, such as guilt and anger, and how they may manifest themselves outwardly. The group meets weekly to provide that safe environment and offer a place where we can come to understand that we are not alone.  This is a “drop-in” group, meaning that you are not obligated to attend every week. We encourage you to join when you feel you could benefit from the support.

Contact: Vance Foster

vancefoster@accentcare.com


St. Petersburg Adult Grief Support Group

The hour-long sessions will include a variety of inspirational readings, times for group sharing, education, meditations, timeline explorations, and moments of silence.

Contact: Kimberly Glem
kimberlyglem@accentcare.com


Groupo de Apoyo en Espanol
When: Last Thursday of every month at 4:00pm EST
Contact: Annelisse Sosa
813-362-7948
annelissesosa@accentcare.com


Grief In Common: Teens Grief Support Group

Bi-weekly on Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST (Starting 3/28/24)

This event is free of charge and provides a comforting environment that supports the grieving process following the death of someone in your life.  Teenagers ages 13-17 years old are welcome to attend our virtual, peer-based support group model.

Please email to register:
Breanne Carbaugh, Grief Counselor
BreanneCarbaugh@accentcare.com

 

In Person Groups

Due to COVID-19, many of our groups are meeting virtually. So, if you don’t see a group in your state that you’re interested in, please feel free to see what groups are offered in other states to join. And if you’re just not sure where to start with getting support, please reach out and we’ll help you find the resources to meet your needs.

Choose from the state below to find a group near you.

California

El Centro

Please call 760-675-3030 for more information.

Glendale

Please call 866-278-7500  for more information.

Oakland

Please call 866-244-5577   for more information.

Orange

Please call 877-508-0644  for more information.

Sacramento

Please call 916-307-6458 for more information. 

Ontario/Victorville

Please call 855-803-1136 for more information.

San Diego

Please call 858-592-2000 for more information.

San Jose

Please call 866-244-2197 for more information.

Colorado

Denver Area

Please call 720-504-1309 for more information.

Loveland

Please call 970-717-6033  for more information.

Conneticut

Exploring Our Grief Journey

  • Starting 2/6/23
  • Thursday 6-7 PM EST

Contact

An open peer support group led by AccentCare Bereavement Volunteer Cheryl Cole and centered around the legacy of your loved one. Connect with others who are grieving, and join a compassionate group of listeners dedicated to honoring fond memories and exploring the impact of loss and grief on their lives.

Delaware

Please call 302-533-3800 for more information

Florida

Broward County

Please call 954-624-7900 for more information.

Tampa Area

Please call 813-607-2630 for more information.

Miami


Westwood United Methodist Church Support Group

  • 2/28/23
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month, 6:30 – 8PM EST

Contact

 

St. Petersburg


St. Petersburg Adult Grief Support Group

  • Twice a month, 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm EST
  • April 1 & 15
  • May 6 & 20
  • June 3 & 17
  • July 1 & 15
  • August 5 & 19

The hour-long sessions will include a variety of inspirational readings, times for group sharing, education, meditations, timeline explorations and moments of silence.

Group meetings are in-person at the Bay Vista Recreation Center.

  • 700 4th St S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705

Please call or email to register:

 

Georgia

Please call 855-803-5289 for more information.

Illinois

Please call 800-570-8809 for more information.

Indiana

Please call 317-885-4200  for more information.

Maryland

Franklin Square Hospital Grief Support Group

  • Starting: 3/1/23
  • 1st Wednesday at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST

Contact

 

Ascension St. Agnes Hospital Grief Support Group

  • Starting 12/12/23
  • 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5-6pm EST

Contact

Massachusetts

Boston Area

Please call 866-670-9449 for more information.

Fall River

Please call 508-730-3463 for more information.

Michigan

Life Beyond Loss Support Group

Held every Thursday night from 5/23/24 – 6/27/24, 5:30pm – 7:00pm EST

Group meetings are held in-person at Harper Hospital, Detroit, MI

Please call or email to register:

Sharon Edwards, Grief Counselor 800.370.8592, or sharonedwards@accentcare.comthe

Minnesota

Please call 612-728-2445 for more information.

MIssouri

MIssissippi

Philadelphia

Please call 601-656-5459 for more information.

Meridian

Please call 601-482-4241 for more information.

Flowood/Grenada

Please call 601-939-2978 for more information.

New Jersey

Please call 866-243-2157 for more information.

Oregon

Please call 866-238-8010 for more information.

Pennsylvania

Please call 888-839-7410 for more information.

Tennessee

Franklin


Sadness in Loss Group

Held on the 1st Tuesday of every month, 10:00am CST

Focus on loss of a loved one, loss of independence, and loss of relationship.

Group meetings are held in-person at Brookdale of Green Hills

Please call or email to register:

Lyn Carr, Chaplain 615.579.0020, or lyncarr@guardianhomecare.us


Tennessee – Franklin:  Grief Support Group

Held on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month, 10:00am CST

Group meetings are held in-person at Christ United Methodist Church

Please call or email to register:

Lyn Carr, Chaplain 615.579.0020, or lyncarr@guardianhomecare.us

Texas

Amarillo


AccentCare Grief Support Group

Held on the 1st Wednesday of every month, 11:00am CST

Offering overall grief support.

Group meetings are in-person at the Brookdale Medi-Park West.

Amarillo, TX

Please call or email to register:

Jacy Allen (806) 443-5359, or jacyallen@accentcare.com


Smile Big TX Amarillo Chapter Monthly Grief Support Group

Held on the 3rd Monday of each month, 6:00 – 7:30 pm CST

Group is for the LGBTQ+ community.  Must go through the registration process before being able to join the group.

Austin


Grief Support Group at CelesteCare

  • 3/14/23
  • Second Tuesday of the Month

Contact

  • Emmanual Viray
  • 512-791-2668
  • emmanualviray@txhha.com
  • Whether your loss is recent or a long time ago – You are Welcome!

Lubbock

Please call 806-788-0158 for more information. 

Austin/Marble Falls

Please call 512-372-4194 for more information. 

Cleveland

Please call 281-915-6142 for more information. 

San Antonio

Please call 210-471-2300 for more information.

McKinney

Please call 214-307-7048  for more information. 

Irving

Please call 817-887-0017 for more information. 

Houston Area

Please call 281-847-6300 for more information. 

Victoria

Please call 361-998-3102 for more information. 

Wisconsin

Please call 414-203-8310 for more information.

Washington

Please call 866-414-9280 for more information.

Join Our Support Groups

Due to COVID-19, many of our groups are meeting virtually. So, if you don’t see a group in your state that you’re interested in, please feel free to see what groups are offered in other states to join. And if you’re just not sure where to start with getting support, please reach out and we’ll help you find the resources to meet your needs.

Arizona

Please call at 480-606-1011 for more information.

California

Los Angeles

Please call 866-278-7500 for more information.

Orange County

Please call 866-707-2483 for more information.

Sacramento

Please call 855-465-6845 for more information. 

San Bernardino

Please call 855-803-1136 for more information.

San Diego

Please call 877-643-0401 for more information.

San Jose

Please call 408-963-2800 for more information.

Colorado

Please call 855-444-4035 for more information.

Connecticut

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups,  a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Grief Support Group
1st Wednesday of each month |  6:00 – 7:00 pm CT | Ages 18+


Please call 203-490-1000 for more information.

Other Support Groups Available

Please call 866-244-2199 for more information.

Delaware

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Questions or Issues?

Anticipatory Grief 

1st Wednesday of each month | 12:00 – 1:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Journey through Grief  | 8 Week Series

Every Tuesday | 6:30 – 7:30 pm CT | Ages 18+

  • A weekly, group led session with subject matter designed to help move the bereaved forward in their grief journey.
  • Each session will offer education about the grief process and coping strategies to navigate the challenges of life after a significant loss.
  • Attendees are required to register and attend all 8 sessions.
  • NOTE: Currently closed to new participants

Grupo de Apoyo Duelo  

1st martes de cada mes | 6:00 – 7:30 pm CT | Anos 18+

  • Un grupo de apoyo de 8 semanas para cualquier persona que esté de duelo dirigido por un trabajador social de habla hispana.

Youth Grief Support | 12 week series

Every Monday | March 16 – May 23, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm CT | Ages 13-18

  • “Rant & Reset”
  • We recognize that every child’s needs and journey are unique when dealing with grief and loss – and their experience is not the same as it is for adults. For this reason, we offer a 12 week series focused on providing the tools and support they need to express grief, find hope and move forward.
  • Space is limited.
  • You must sign up for the full 12 week series.

Grief Cafe’

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

  • Grab your favorite mug, some hot cocoa, tea or coffee and join us for discussion related to grief and loss. Together we will share various tools for support, hope and healing.

Art & Grief 

Every Thursday | 6:00 – 7:30 pm CT | Ages 18+

  • Utilize artistic expression to process loss and grief. You do not need to be an artist to participate in this group. Every level of artistry is welcome from beginner to expert.
Florida

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Questions or Issues?

Broward County

Grief Cafe’ | Spring Series

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month | March 13 & 29 | April 12 | May 10 & 24 | 8:30 – 9:30 am CT | Ages 18+

  • Grab your favorite mug, some hot cocoa, tea or coffee and join us for discussion related to grief and loss. Together we will share various tools for support, hope and healing.

Please call 305-409-4156 for more information.

Grief Cafe’ | Summer Series

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month | June 14 & 28 | July 12 & 26 | August 9 & 23 | 8:30 – 9:30 am CT | Ages 18+

  • Grab your favorite mug, some hot cocoa, tea or coffee and join us for discussion related to grief and loss. Together we will share various tools for support, hope and healing.

Please call 305-409-4156 for more information.

Grief Cafe’ | Fall Series

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month | 8:30 – 9:30 am CT | Ages 18+

  • Grab your favorite mug, some hot cocoa, tea or coffee and join us for discussion related to grief and loss. Together we will share various tools for support, hope and healing.

Please call 305-409-4156 for more information.

Grief Cafe’ | Winter Series

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month | 8:30 – 9:30 am CT | Ages 18+

  • Grab your favorite mug, some hot cocoa, tea or coffee and join us for discussion related to grief and loss. Together we will share various tools for support, hope and healing.

Please call 305-409-4156 for more information.

Hope & Healing | Summer Workshop

June 22 | 6:30 – 8:00 am CT | Ages 18+

  • We, at AccentCare, hope for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one to join us for a special service, “In Memoriam: A Night of Hope and Healing.
  • The global pandemic has had a profound impact on grief and loss through directly claiming lives and through restricting traditional mourning rites and communal gatherings. This memorial service is a time to gather with others whose personal grief journey began during a time of devastating loss worldwide.
  • Through rituals, readings, and songs, we will provide a safe space for reflection and acknowledgment of loss.

Please call 305-409-4156 for more information.

Hope & Healing | Winter Workshop

November Date TBD | 6:30 – 8:00 am CT | Ages 18+

  • We, at AccentCare, hope for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one to join us for a special service, “In Memoriam: A Night of Hope and Healing.
  • The global pandemic has had a profound impact on grief and loss through directly claiming lives and through restricting traditional mourning rites and communal gatherings. This memorial service is a time to gather with others whose personal grief journey began during a time of devastating loss worldwide.
  • Through rituals, readings, and songs, we will provide a safe space for reflection and acknowledgment of loss.

Please call 305-409-4156 for more information.

Miami/Dade Area

Please call 877-731-9299 for more information.

Hillsborough County

Grief Support Group
Every Tuesday | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 813-550-9764 for more information.

health care Worker Support Group

Every Thursday | 8:00 am – 9:00 am CT | Ages 18+

Please call 813-550-9764 for more information.

Pinellas County

Grief Support Group
1st Friday of each month | 12:15 – 1:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 866-824-9699 to register or for more information. 

Georgia

Please call 404-250-4950 for more information.

Illinois

Please call 800-570-8809 for more information.

Indiana

Please call 866-400-9692 for more information.

Maryland

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Virtual Support Groups Available

Loss of a Loved One due to COVID-19 | Two Groups Available

1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 888-523-6000 for more information.

Grupo de Apoyo Duelo  

1nd & 4th lunes de cada mes | 6:30 – 7:30 pm CT | Anos 18+

  • Un grupo de apoyo de 8 semanas para cualquier persona que esté de duelo dirigido por un trabajador social de habla hispana.

Parental Loss Support
4th Tuesday of each month | 5:00 – 6;00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Youth Grief Support 
4th Tuesday of each month | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 13-17

  • Rant & Reset
  • We recognize that every child’s needs and journey are unique when dealing with grief and loss – and their experience is not the same as it is for adults. For this reason, we offer a series focused on providing the tools and support they need to express grief, find hope and move forward.

In-person Support Groups Available

Baltimore County

Loss of Spouse/Life Partner Support
Every Monday | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Grief Support Groups

Northwest Hospital 
2nd Tuesday of each month | 6:30 – 7:30 pm ET | Ages 18+

Franklin Square Hospital 
1st Wednesday of each month | 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET | Ages 18+

Sinai Hospital 
1st & 3rd Thursday of each month | 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET | Ages 18+

Carroll County

Grief Support Group
2nd Tuesday of each month | 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET | Ages 18+

Cecil County

Elkton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1st Wednesday of each month | 3:30 – 4:30 pm ET | Ages 18+

Hartford County

Grief Support Group
2nd Wednesday of each month | 4:30 – 5:30 pm ET | Ages 18+

Howard County

Men’s Grief Support 
Every Tuesday | 5:15 – 6:15 pm ET | Ages 18+

Massachusetts

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Journey through Grief | 4 Week Series

Begins 1st Tuesday of each month | 4 consecutive Tuesdays | 4:00 – 5:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

  • A weekly, group led session with subject matter designed to help move the bereaved forward in their grief journey.
  • Each session will offer education about the grief process and coping strategies to navigate the challenges of life after a significant loss.
  • Attendees are required to register and attend all 4 sessions.

Please call 866-670-9449 for more information.

Caregivers Connect

4th Wednesday of each month | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 866-670-9449 for more information.

health care Workers during the COVID-19 Crisis Support Group

3rd Thursday of each month | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 866-670-9449 for more information.

Loss Due to COVID-19

1st Monday of each month | 3:00 – 4:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 866-670-9449 for more information.

Michigan

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Life Beyond Loss
Every Thursday | 3:00 – 4:00 PM CT | Ages 18+

Please call 800-370-8592 for more information.

Other Support Groups Available 

Please call 800-370-8592 for more information. 

Missouri

Please call 888-461-7733 for more information.

Nevada

Please call 855-285-8156 for more information.

New Jersey

Register Today

  • Space is limited for certain groups
  • Register for as many, or as few needed to meet your needs
  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Supporting Each Other through the Grief Journey
1st Monday of each month | 9:00 – 10:00 am & 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+


Please call 609-433-8976 for more information.

Parental Loss Support 
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month | 9:00 – 10:00 am CT | Ages 18+


Please call 609-433-8976 for more information.

Widows Support Group
1st & 3rd Friday of each month | Time TBD | Ages 18+


Please call 609-433-8976 for more information.

Oregon

Please call 866-238-8010 for more information.

Pennsylvania

Register Today

  • For virtual groups, a valid email address is required. Upon submitting your registration(s) you will receive and email that contains the meeting link(s) for use to attend each support group session.
  • NOTE: Due to groups being held virtually, anyone across the country can attend, so all times are listed in Central Standard Time

Grief Support Group
3rd Monday of each month | 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT | Ages 18+

Please call 888-839-7410 for more information.

Texas

Dallas | Fort Worth

Please call 866-746-0009 for more information. 

Houston

Please call 855-893-0530 for more information.

San Antonio

Please call 855-425-1055 for more information.

Wisconsin

Please call 800-379-5105 for more information.

Bereavement Newsletters

In collaboration with AccentCare, the Seasons Hospice Foundation is proud to deliver For Every Season—a newsletter designed to provide updates and news about our current bereavement programs. Written by the experts at AccentCare, the newsletter offers links to resources and tools to support our patients through their grief journey.

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