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Grief Support


Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Part of UPMC Home Nursing Agency, is committed to helping people cope with grief. The following resources may be helpful for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one:

The Home Nursing Agency Healing Patch provides support for grieving children and their families. Click here for more information about the Healing Patch and to access resources for grieving children.

Grief Support Groups

Family Hospice offers Grief Support Groups for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Grief can be very painful and difficult at times, and we invite you to come and join us as we share our thoughts, express our feelings and discuss how we can work through the grieving process.

Groups are offered throughout our service area at different times of the year. Many areas hold groups in six-week sessions in the spring and fall, and other areas offer a group monthly. Anyone from the community is invited to attend the Grief Support Group at no charge. Call 1-800-445-6262 for more information.

Bedford County

Monthly on the last Tuesday of each month in 2018 (exception in December)
Jan. 30 | Feb. 27 | March 27 | April 24 | May 29 | June 26 | July 31 | Aug. 28 | Sept. 25 | Oct. 30 | Nov. 27 | Dec. 18
2:30 - 3:30 PM
HNA Bedford County Office, 227 Hospital Drive, Suite 7, Everett
Facilitated by Pastor John Bennett, Family Hospice Spiritual Counselor

Blair County

Six-week group series held in the spring and fall.

Cambria County

Six-week group series held in the spring and fall.

Centre County

First Wednesday of each month* (exception in July)
Jan. 3 | Feb. 7 | March 7 | April 4 | May 2 | June 6 | July 11 | Aug. 8 | Sept. 5 | Oct. 3 | Nov. 7 | Dec. 5
2 - 3:30 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2221 North Oak Lane, State College
Facilitated by Family Hospice Social Worker Judy Lankes

*Exceptions: Group will not be held on holidays or in inclement weather (following State College School District for delays and cancellations).

Huntingdon County

Sunday afternoons for six weeks beginning February 11, 2018
Feb. 11 | Feb. 18 | Feb. 25 | March 4 | March 11 | March 18
5 - 6 PM
HNA Huntingdon County Office, 9492 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon
Facilitated by Pastor Rich Harter, Family Hospice Spiritual Counselor

Mifflin County

Support groups scheduled in the spring and fall.