of Washington County grief family support services are provided for up to 13 months after a death of a loved one. These services are provided free of charge and open to community. You do not need to have had a loved one on Hospice Services.
our array of support groups available to you for you to utilize, we offer more personal visits, by phone or face-to-face. Some individuals find it a personal preference and would like to discuss only in private. Others are comfortable with group discussion, while yet another would like personal visits and the group discussion. Whatever you choose, we are committed to support you in your bereavement journey.
of Washington County has special programs or activities that come up throughout the year. A few of the Family Support Services include:
1. Telephone calls
2. One-on-one visits
3. Monthly informational mailings
4. Structured support groups, and
5. Bereavement volunteer visits
There are structured grief support groups that meet at various times during the year. Each session is between 5 - 6 weeks long. The schedule for these meetings change each session. Please call the office for more information.
A Memorial Scrapbook group meets on select Monday afternoons from 1:00-3:30 PM at the Hospice office. Please call office for more information and times.
Workshops and teleconferences are held throughout the year, including topics such as parent's grief, writing about loss, coping with the holidays and more.
Valentines Day Luncheon held around Valentines Day.
Tree of Love held in conjunction with the Valentines Day Luncheon. This tree is on display in the library from Valentines Day until the end of February.
Memorial 5k Walk/Run held in September.
Annual Memorial Service held the end of November.
Community Memorial Trees displayed in the Washington Public Library from Thanksgiving until after the first of the year.
Informational news letters are sent out monthly. These packets contain information on the different aspects of grief. Topics such as, how to talk with children, anger and denial, guilt, and what does "normal" mean. Included in these packets are not only great information but poems and stories of what others have experienced. Lastly, the packet contains events that are going on at Hospice of Washington County to keep you informed.
Contact Jina Walton at Hospice of Washington County
with any questions, locations, and/or times.
Phone: 319-653-7321 or 888-966-6608