The time following a loved one's death is often difficult for families and friends. Grief is a normal reaction to this loss. At Penn Medicine Hospice, our care does not stop with the death of a patient.

Hospice care extends from the patient to family and friends. Professional bereavement services are available to the patient's survivors to assist them with addressing their grief and loss. These services, including individual grief counseling, monthly mailings, and biannual memorial services, are available for up to one year following the patient's death and are provided without charge.

Our bereavement services also extend to our community, where we provide free support groups and grief recovery workshops at various locations throughout the year.

Ongoing Support Groups

The time following loss is often a difficult one for families and friends. Penn Medicine Hospice offers bereavement support groups to provide a safe place where survivors may work through feelings triggered by a death-related loss. It is a place to learn about the healing power of the grieving process.

Our general bereavement groups meet weekly, for eight sessions. A new one usually begins every four to six weeks. These groups address various types of losses – spousal, parental, child, and sibling.

For more information about upcoming support group dates, times and registration, please visit the Penn Medicine events calendar.

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