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2018 Grief Support Groups

Gathering for the Newly Bereaved

Gathering for the Newly Bereaved

This session offers the newly bereaved a starting point to receive support with the grief process. Adults affected by a recent death are invited to a safe and welcoming atmosphere for a time of sharing and information. Staff and volunteers will provide grief education and the opportunity to share with others to help lessen the stress of loss. This one session may provide what you need as you continue your grieving process or you may decide to enroll in additional programs. The gathering will be held in the Bowman Conference Room at Whatcom Hospice, 2800 Douglas Ave, Bellingham, WA.

Daytime

Held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month from 10:00-11:30am.

  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12
  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 11

Evening

Held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm.

  • January 3
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July 11
  • September 5
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5

A Journey Toward Hope and Healing

A Journey Toward Hope and Healing

This series is a six week educational and supportive grief group for adults dealing with the death of a loved one. The groups will be held at the Bereavement Center, Whatcom Hospice Administration Office, lower level, 2800 Douglas Ave, Bellingham, WA. Registration is required. Free and open to the community, dates and times below.

January - February:

1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6

Tuesdays: 2:00-3:30pm

March - April:

3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10

Tuesdays: 5:30-7:00pm

May - June:

5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6

Wednesdays: 2:00 – 3:30pm

June - July:

6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24

Tuesdays: 2:00-3:30pm

August - September:

8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6

Thursdays: 5:30 – 7:00pm

October - November:

10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5

Mondays: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Writing Workshop

Bereavement Writing Workshop

Learn how journaling and writing can have a positive impact on the grieving process. This one day workshop offers techniques and ideas that can inspire participants to use writing as a way of effectively coping with grief. All adults are welcome. No experience as a “writer” is necessary. Writing materials will be supplied. Participants are welcome to bring their own journal if desired. No fee. Preregistration is required. Held at Whatcom Hospice Administrative Building on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00-4:00pm, 2800 Douglas Ave., Bellingham.

Additional Bereavement Information

We make every effort to update the website when information changes, however, please contact the office to confirm dates, times and locations (or if there is inclement weather that may necessitate canceling a group meeting). Contact Michelle Walsh, Bereavement Coordinator, by phone at 360-733-5877 ext. 4664 or by email at mwalsh3@peacehealth.org