The grief process is very personal and our programs help family members move toward an appropriate grief response and adjust to a loss. Hospice of Davidson County offers grief support to all family members for 13 months following the death of a patient.
Finding comfort and support can include the following services:
- Individualized grief counseling – in your home or at Hospice of Davidson County
- Mailings to aid in the healing process
- An annual remembrance service
- Grief connection groups and group support services
- Counseling specific for children who are grieving
Grief is a normal response of emotions, thoughts and behaviors that follow the loss of someone or something important to you. There is no wrong way to grieve, unless it causes pain to yourself or others, such as excessive consumption of alcohol.
Grief is a natural part of life, it is very personal, and the process should take however long it takes for you to get through it. Don’t let people tell you how you’re supposed to feel. Sometimes you may not feel anything at all, but once the shock wears off, you may find yourself experiencing any number of emotions. Again, there is no wrong way to grieve. To learn more, call us at 336-475-5444.
- Healing Journeys – Second Friday of every month
Healing Journeys is a monthly program for individuals to share their grief experiences. The program is held the first Friday of every month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Hospice of Davidson County Administrative Building.
- Lunch Bunch – First Tuesday of every month
Join us for a lunch gathering and grief support. We will gather in the private dining room at Cagney’s Restaurant (1244 Fairview Dr, Lexington). Please call us to reserve your spot.
- Understanding Grief After Loss
This educational support group meets over a four-week period and unites individuals experiencing a similar loss.
- Remembrance Service – Tuesday, May 23 – 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Hospice of Davidson County staff invites you to attend a time of fellowship as we remember your loved one with the special reading of names & balloon release. Refreshments will be provided. Please call to register.
- Handling the Holidays – November
This program, generally offered in November, prepares individuals who have experienced a loss with strategies and tips for grief during the holiday season.
Please call 336-475-5444 to register for all programs.
Blessing of the Hands for Caregivers and Providers
Hospice of Davidson County spiritual counselors offer a program for caregivers and other nurses, aides, volunteers and local healthcare providers, to honor their grief in caring for the sick and terminally ill. This program invites healthcare providers to share their grief experiences together while remembering the important work they do in supporting patients at end of life. This program is best suited for long-term care facilities, healthcare agencies, physician’s offices, and other non-profit agencies whose work impacts patients daily.
For more information about current events and programs, please visit News and Events.
Bridges of Hope Bereavement Camp
Hospice of Davidson County offers a one-day family bereavement camp that provides a safe and caring environment for children (ages 6-18) and the adults in their lives to remember and honor loved ones. Bridges of Hope will be held Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., on the Hospice of Davidson County campus. Join us for this family day full of memory crafts, music, horses, recreation, and grief education. We will end the day with a balloon release ceremony in honor of loved ones who have died. To register online, click here.