"I joined the under 50 spousal loss group after losing my wife Lesley to metastatic breast cancer. The support group had a profound effect on me, and as many who have attended such a support group would tell you, literally saved my life.
Many of the people that I met while attending my group I am now proud to call my extended family and I don't know what I would have done without them and the support that I received from Hospice Caring.
Because of the amazing experience I had with my support group, I felt compelled to 'pay it forward' and have been facilitating spousal loss support groups for over ten years. Facilitating support groups is an immensely rewarding experience and it gives me great comfort to know that I have been able to help others who are going through such a traumatic event in their lives." - Steve
Contact Anne at 301-990-0854 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Adult Bereavement Support Groups
Surviving the death of a loved one can be challenging emotionally and on a practical level. The pain and distress of grief is often misunderstood by those around us, adding to our sense of uncertainty at a vulnerable time in our life.
Peer support can help you cope with the trauma of losing someone close to you. Just having an understanding ear can be crucial. Our safe, confidential support groups are composed of caring people who are grieving a similar loss. Our members benefit from the collective wisdom and empathy of others who are traveling a similar path.
All groups are facilitated by trained volunteers and provided at no charge. County residency is not required.
Pre-Registration is required. Please contact Anne Baker, Director of Adult Bereavement Services at email@example.com or 301-990-0854 to register.
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Loss by Suicide
Parents Grieving the Death of an Adult Child
Support Group - Spousal/Partner Loss in Silver Spring
Mondays from 1-2:30 pm at the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center in Silver Spring
This support group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a spouse or
partner. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Anne Baker at 301-990-0854
Support Group - Grieving the Death of a Service Member
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7- 8:30 pm
Hospice Caring, Inc., 518 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD
Hospice Caring, along with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), holds
a monthly support group for all those grieving the loss of a loved one who served in the
Armed Forces, regardless of circumstance of death or relationship to the deceased. The
group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month and participants are asked to bring a favorite
picture or memento to share. Please RSVP to Audri Beugelsdijk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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