Grief and Bereavment

The Olds & District Hospice Society has a newly designed workbook available.  This workbook has been put together by the Hospice Society’s experienced Bereavement Facilitators.  Please see the link below to download the package. 

A HUGE! Thank you to our Bereavement Facilitators for putting this together for our volunteers, clients, community members, partners and friends of the O&DHS.

WORKING THROUGH THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL ISOLATION 2020

Please note that this resource was put together by experienced grief facilitators and not trained counsellors.  If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact a counsellor or a mental health agency in your area. 

Important dates coming up:

  • December – January 2021 Isolation Online Workshop
    1. To register for the support group please contact Ruby at 403-586-9992.  This group is an eight week Online Workshop support group that will meet weekly from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Via Zoom.

Grief is  a process, it is a journey…not something to get over but something to work through.

Grief is the internal response to any loss.  It affects us mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

“Grieving is a wilderness experience.  It looks and feels like chaos”

Olds & District Hospice Society supports those facing end of life…the individual, the family and friends.  We believe sincerely in the importance of continuing that support through the grief journey.

We offer this through Bereavement support groups offered twice a year, one in the Spring, and one in the Fall. These sessions are facilitated by trained Bereavement facilitators and are eight weeks in length. Before each group there will be an opportunity to meet with facilitators and learn more about the program.  For more information on the groups and support please feel free to contact Ruby Elliott, Services Coordinator @ 403-586-9992

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose,…All that we love becomes a part of us.”     Helen Keller

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