Bereavement

hummingbirdWhat is bereavement?
Bereavement is the grief experiences of a person when someone they care about has died. The death may have been sudden or after a long process of illness. Grief is a normal process and can include emotional, mental, social, physical and spiritual changes over a period of time.

How can we help?
Bereavement support may be in a group setting or one on one. All bereavement support will be provided by trained Powell River Hospice Society volunteers. The bereavement volunteer is a hospice volunteer who is there to be with the individual who has experienced a loss through death and provide companionship and support.

Groups
We are planning to offer a structured six week adult grief group where information is offered about the grief process and participants have the opportunity to share their stories and to learn about ways to heal in healthy ways. Bereavement sessions will be held in a safe, non-judgmental group environment where you can meet others having similar experiences, thoughts and feelings. We also have plans to host a facilitated, weekly walking group.

Individual Support
We will provide one to one, individual support over the phone or in-person. Call our office at 604-223-7309 if you or someone you know is having a difficult time in their grief.

Children and Youth
PRHS also hopes to provide bereavement support to children aged 7 to 12, and to youth – either individually or in groups. Information and support to parents on how to help your children heal will also be provided.
Please watch our website for information on upcoming groups and how to register for them, or call our office at 604-223-7309 if you or someone you know is having a difficult time in their grief.