Loss is an inevitable occurrence in life. Grief is the natural way we cope with loss.
Grief is often misunderstood perhaps because none of us experience grief exactly the same away. At Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, we believe that there is not a right or wrong way to cope with a loss. We also believe that grief is not a problem but rather a process. People do not “get over” grief, they “get through” it.
Facilitated by trained staff and volunteers, Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice offers a number of bereavement support groups which are open to anyone in our community at no cost. Bereavement support can help to gain understanding and also gain the strength to adjust to life’s new normal.
Effective March 16, 2020: For the safety of everyone involved and to focus on our essential patient services, we have made the decision to cancel our bereavement support groups due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will re-evaluate the situation at the end of April and adjust as necessary. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Coping With Loss
Bereavement support can be a vital resource in re-formulating our sense of ourselves and our life. Bereavement support can help a person to gain understanding about their bereavement journey and also gain insight and strength to adjust to life’s new normal.
For those who have experienced the death of someone who was cared for by Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice we offer:
- 14-month follow-up Bereavement Program
- Monthly Bereavement Newsletter - Journeys
- Monthly Bereavement Support Letter
- Visits and phone contact from members of our hospice team
We offer everyone in the community bereavement support in the following ways:
- Bereavement Support Groups
- Bereavement Literature from our library
- Art & Bereavement Workshops
- Special Themed Programs
The interdisciplinary Hospice and Bereavement team is made up of compassionate, competent professionals who are trained and have extensive experience caring for bereaved persons of all ages.
Team Members Include:
- Registered & Licensed Practical Nurses
- Medical Social Workers
- Spiritual Caregivers
- LNAs and Homemakers
- Bereavement Coordinator
- Hospice Volunteers