Empowering the Grieving to Confront Their Pain & Rebuild Their Lives
Grief is a normal response to the losses and transitions of life. When someone important to us passes away, we mourn the loss of the relationship as well as the loss of the person. Gulfside Hospice’s special way of caring also extends to the patient’s family members and friends.
The goal of the bereavement program is to assure the long-term mental and physical well-being of survivors by helping them adjust to their loss and learn new skills for living.
"The fact is, that bereavement class helped me a lot."
Gulfside Hospice's special way of caring also extends to the patient’s family members and loved ones. Press play to hear the touching story about how our bereavement services helped George, the husband of a Gulfside patient.
TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT DEATH
Most people find grief and death are difficult topics to discuss. Children experience the pain of grief and loss just as much as adults, even if they don't acknowledge or know how to express their sadness. This booklet for adults, will help guide you through difficult conversations about death with children.
2023 Virtual Memorial Service
Caring for your loved one has been our greatest honor. We hope you and your family will join us for a special virtual memorial service.
To respect your privacy, we will not acknowledge your loved one by name. You will be able to view this video as often as you like or arrange a viewing with family and friends.
The Gulfside Hospice bereavement team is here for you. For information about the services available to you at no charge, call us at 800-561-4883.
Grief Support Groups & Workshops
Gulfside Hospice offers a variety of bereavement support groups and grief workshops free of charge for anyone ages 18 and older who have lost a loved one.
Our grief support groups, workshops and resources will help you find renewed hope, discover fresh insights for coping, and relieve your feelings of isolation. Sharing your journey with others, while exploring new skills for coping with the difficult experience of loss, are the goals of these programs.
Gulfside's support groups and workshops are:
- Led by professional counselors who abide by standards of integrity and confidentiality
- Available via Zoom, phone and in-person sessions
- Limited sized groups to encourage small group discussions and comfort in sharing
- Designed for participants ages 18 and older.
If you wish to attend a group, please contact Gulfside's Bereavement Department at 727-845-5707, or complete the contact form on the bottom of this page. Group schedules are subject to change.
Request Information About Bereavement Services
Special thanks to the following community supporters and foundations for their generosity towards the Family Bereavement Program at Gulfside. Because of their gifts of support, Gulfside is able to offer bereavement services to the community free of charge.
To learn more about supporting this cause, contact Gulfside's Philanthropy Department at 727-845-5707.