Bereavement Hospice offers bereavement services – a way to help loved ones cope with the months after a death. Bereavement staff provide grief counseling to family members and significant others. The staff assist the family in returning to the routine of daily living. Services include grief support, telephone and mail contact, volunteer support, referral to community services and a lending library. For more information, please plan to meet with our bereavement coordinator or call 828-251-0126. CarePartners Hospice Bereavement knows that we each have our own way of dealing with the loss of a loved one. The days following a death may be lonely or hard to face. Because each grief journey is unique, we stay in touch with you a few different ways during the months following the death of your loved one, so we can extend our support. Our Hospice Bereavement Services are available to you or your family as you adjust to this loss. We offer support in a variety of ways for individuals and families: Semi-annual memorial services – a non-denominational program that honors those who have died and acknowledges the loss we feel Individual and group sessions for adults and children available at some locations Other groups and workshops may be offered through your regional office CarePartners Bereavement Support Groups: Asheville Area Groups: All Asheville Groups are held at the CarePartners Solace Center (21 Belvedere Rd, Asheville, NC 28803). For more information about any of the Asheville groups, contact Brett McKey at Brett.McKey@HCAHealthcare.com. Grief 101:For those interested in our support groups, we recommend first attending this two-session grief education class held on the 1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month, between 1 – 2 pm. No RSVP required. Men’s Group:This peer-led group meets at the CarePartners Solace Center on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, between 11 am – 12 pm. No RSVP required. Journey through Grief Group:This closed six-week grief support group is offered quarterly, typically on Wednesday afternoons. Registration is required and participants should first attend both sessions of Grief 101. To RSVP, email Brett McKey at McKey@HCAHealthcare.com. Other Area Groups: Brevard Group:Will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month between 2:30 - 4 pm, at the Transylvania Regional Hospital Chapel (260 Hospital Drive, Brevard, NC 28712). For more info, contact Amanda Alexander at Alexander1@HCAHealthcare.com.