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Grief Support

Resources

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. To register or for more information, contact Charlene Ebersole at 814-947-7060.

Bedford County

Monthly on the last Tuesday of each month in 2019 (exception in December)
Jan. 29 | Feb. 26 | March 26 | April 30 | May 28 | June 25 | July 30 | Aug. 27 | Sept. 24 | Oct. 29 | Nov. 26 | Dec. 17
2 - 3:30 PM
ACTS Church, 169 Bedford Plaza Road, Bedford
Facilitated by Pastor John Bennett, Family Hospice Spiritual Counselor

Blair County

Weekly for six consecutive Thursdays beginning Oct. 3, 2019
Oct. 3 | Oct. 10 | Oct. 17 | Oct. 24 | Oct. 31 | Nov. 7
2 - 3:30 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church (Lower Lounge) 408 N. 6th Street, Altoona
Facilitated by Family Hospice Social Worker Kelly Cherry
Registration required. Register by contacting Charlene Ebersole at 814-947-7060

Cambria County

Weekly for six consecutive Wednesdays beginning Sept. 18, 2019
Sept. 18 | Sept. 25 | Oct. 2 | Oct. 9 | Oct. 16 | Oct. 23
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
UPMC Home Healthcare Cambria Office, 118 Ebony Road, Suite #200, Ebensburg
Facilitated by Family Hospice Bereavement Coordinator Jennifer Cox
Registration required. Register by contacting Charlene Ebersole at 814-947-7060

Centre County

Monthly on the first Tuesday of each month in 2019*
Sept. 3 | Oct. 1 | Nov. 5 | Dec. 2
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

Weekly for six consecutive Tuesdays beginning Oct. 1, 2019
Oct. 1 | Oct. 8 | Oct. 15 | Oct. 22 | Oct. 29 | Nov. 5
3 - 4 PM
UPMC Home Healthcare Huntingdon Office, 6680 Town Center Blvd., Huntingdon
Facilitated by Family Hospice Bereavement Coordinator Carole Palmer
Registration required. Register by contacting Charlene Ebersole at 814-947-7060

Mifflin County

Monthly on the third Tuesday of each month in 2019
Jan. 15 | Feb. 19 | March 19 | April 16 | May 21 | June 18 | July 16 | Aug. 20 | Sept. 17 | Oct. 15 | Nov. 19 | Dec. 17
11 AM - Noon
UPMC Home Healthcare Mifflin Office, 129 S. Main Street, Suite T, Lewistown
Facilitated by Family Hospice Spiritual Counselor Rev. Bill Esborn