Coping with Grief: Support Groups at UPMC Susquehanna
Grief is a time when feelings of grief and loneliness may be frightening and coping with practical matters may seem overwhelming. These feelings are a natural reaction to the loss of someone you love. Home Care & Hospice at UPMC Susquehanna offers several ways to support you during this difficult time.
Our grief support groups include:
Heartworks is a family-based support program for grieving children, teens and their families that offers support for:
- Middle School
- High School
- Parent(s)/cargiver(s) of enrolled children/teens
Our program is designed to help families explore and express their feelings in a safe, supportive environment. Heartworks' specially trained facilitators help children and teens learn ways to cope with loss through art, play journaling, music and other modes of expression.
Groups meet twice a month on Tuesdays from September to May at Divine Providence Hospital, 3rd floor, 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport. A light meal is served from 6pm-6:30 p.m., followed by the group meeting from 6:30pm-7:30 p.m.
This program is free, but pre-registration is required.
Heartworks children's grief support group summer family session.
For some families, the Heartworks evening meetings may either not fit into their schedule or may not be able to travel the distance on a weeknight. We offer a summer session for 5 hours on a Saturday in July (lunch is included). The session includes both whole family activities and age group divided sessions. This year’s summer session will be held July 21, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Registration is required please call today, 888-499-3177.
For more information on this program, please contact Megan Hollick, or Linda Bryant by email email@example.com or call 888-499-3177.
This grief support group is for young adults ages 18 to 35, who are coping with the death of someone close. Groups sessions are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in the evenings from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Divine Providence Hospital, 3rd Floor, 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA.
We offer a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for participants to share their loss experiences, express their feelings and take time to remember the one who has died.
This support group can help with:
- Use of art, writing and music in the grief journey
- Acknowledging and understanding grief
- Expressing and accepting feelings
- Coping and stress
- Developing supportive relationships
For more information on this program, please contact Megan Hollick by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 888-499-3177.
Adult Grief Support Groups
Have you experienced the death of a loved one? UPMC Susquehanna offers a safe and supportive environment to express and explore the many feelings that accompany loss and grief.
Group meetings are held
- First Wednesday of each month from 1 - 2:30 p.m., Divine Providence Hospital, 3rd floor.
- Third Wednesday of each month, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Divine Providence Hospital, 3rd floor.
For more information, please contact Megan Hollick by calling 570-320-7691 or email email@example.com.
Tioga Grief Support Group
This grief support group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital the fourth Tuesday of each month; room location varies with availability, so please check meeting room signage for room location or consult the front lobby. The facilitator for the group meetings is Mary Owlett, LSW from the Tioga branch of UPMC Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice. For more information, please call 570-723-0760.
Memorial Services - Lycoming County
Two memorial services, one in the spring and one in the fall, are held in remembrance of loved ones who have died. Families are invited by mailed invitation to come together with our Hospice team to share loving memories and support for one another.
Members of our Hospice team stay in touch with hospice family members by telephone and mail to offer support and care within the year following the loss of a loved one.
UPMC Susquehanna is dedicated to helping patients find hope and healing through grief support groups in Williamsport and Wellsboro, PA, and the surrounding areas.