Thursday, September 21, 2017

Teaneck—Holy Name Medical Center Hospice and Palliative Services are offering several programs to provide compassionate support and education to those who are bereaved. Many individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one find comfort in sharing feelings with others. “Sharing the Journey” bereavement groups were developed as part of their bereavement program to provide support and guidance during the grieving process. The groups are non-sectarian and are facilitated by trained bereavement counselors.

“Sharing the Journey” is open to those who have experienced loss in the past year, and it meets for eight consecutive weeks. In order to accommodate the needs of our participants, group meetings are being offered at several times.

At Holy Name Medical Center, 718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, groups will be offered Tuesday evenings beginning May 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., or on Wednesday mornings starting May 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

A third choice will meet at Villa Marie Claire, 12 West Saddle River Road, Saddle River, on Monday afternoons beginning May 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A specialized support group for those who lost a child or grandchild will meet at Holy Name Medical Center on Tuesdays, starting May 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Villa Marie Claire is Holy Name’s residential hospice, which provides comfort and care for people with advanced illness and their families in a gracious and supportive setting.

There is no charge to attend any of the bereavement support groups, but pre-registration is mandatory. For information and registration, please call Lenore Guido at 201-833-3000 extension 7580.