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Bereavement Programs and Services


The time following someone's death is often a difficult one for families and friends. Grief is a normal reaction to the loss of a loved one. At Penn Wissahickon Hospice, our care does not stop with the death of a patient. We offer bereavement programs and services to educate survivors and the community about the grief process and to support the work necessary for healing. We also offer bereavement programs to the communities we serve. All of our services are available without charge, including Individual Grief Counseling for our patient's family members or friends, Grief Recovery Workshops offer in-depth seminars on grief-related topics, and Support Groups.

Coping with feelings that accompany significant loss and finding healthy ways to express and to work through those feelings are challenges which confront many bereaved persons. For adults who have recently lost someone to a terminal illness, Penn Wissahickon Hospice Bereavement Support Groups can help. Support Groups which are open to the community and specialized by type of loss.

In 1998, The David Bradley Children's Bereavement Program was initiated. This program will offer the children and adolescents of our patients and families educational and supportive services to cope with terminal illness and death-related losses. See also www.davebradley.com.

See also Save the Date! Bereavement Support Groups and Event Information for current information about Support Groups and Grief Recovery Workshops, or contact the Penn Wissahickon Hospice Bereavement Coordinator at (215) 247-0277 or 1 (800) 700-8807.