Support Groups

All groups/events are located at Frederick Health Village, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick MD 21701

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Coping With the Absence of Rituals/ Services
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:30-7:30 pm
This 1-day workshop will creatively explore ways in which to cope with our losses in the absence of rituals and services, as well as offer ideas for alternate celebrations. Whether it is directly due to COVID, or due to other circumstances, our ability to engage in end-of-life rituals and services have been altered and has had an impact on the way we grieve and mourn.

General Grief Support Group
2nd and 4th Thursdays starting September 9, 2021 5:00-6:30 pm
This support group is an open-ended (ongoing) group designed to provide support to individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. Being with individuals who have had similar experiences and feelings allows sharing and healing to take place, and this group provides a safe place where group members can share their story and express their grief.
This is a drop in group; no need to pre-register

Spousal/Partner Support Group
Tuesdays, August 10-September 28, 2021 5:30-7:00 pm

This 8-week support group is designed for those whose spouse/life partner has died. During this group we will explore and share the issues specific to the death of a spouse/life partner and provide understanding and validation of feelings. We will discuss tools you may utilize in order to begin the process of recovering peace and rebuilding your future. This group will also spend time exploring how to navigate the holidays without your spouse/life partner. Once this eight-week group begins, it is closed to new members until the next open registration and start date.
Please register for this group by August 3 THIS GROUP IS NOW CLOSED. CALL 240-566-3030 TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST

Traumatic Grief Support Group
Wednesdays, August 25-October 13, 2021 5:30-7:00 pm
This 8-week support group is for those who have experienced the death of a loved one from a sudden death, homicide, suicide, or accident. We acknowledge that the grief that results from a traumatic death is particularly difficult to deal with. The group will offer education and insight into the characteristics of grief of people who have experienced a traumatic loss, but it will also provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to share your grief. Once this eight-week group begins, it is closed to new members until the next open registration and start date.
Please register for this group by August 18

Caregiver's Grief Support Group
Tuesdays, August 31-October 5, 2021 5:30-7:00 pm

This 6-week support group is designed for those who were the primary caregiver for their loved one prior to their death. We acknowledge that caregiver grief is very distinct from other grief experiences, due to the unique relationship that develops through caregiving. Whether you were the caregiver to your parent, spouse, sibling, or another, you probably experienced changes in your relationship with your loved one. Probably many other relationships and circumstances in your life changed, too. During this group we will explore and share about the issues specific to the grief of caregivers, as well as provide understanding and validation of feelings, and explore what life looks like, or can look like, after caregiving. Once this six-week group begins, it is closed to new members until the next open registration and start date.
Please register for this group by August 24

Annual Remembrance Service
Thursday, December 2, 2021 @7:00 pm

Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one and wishes to commemorate his or her life during an evening of music, candlelight and personal reflection is warmly invited to attend this special evening. We welcome the families of those we have served, as well as those in the community who have lost a loved one.

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