Grief Programs & Events

Grief & Loss Conference

Thursday, October 8, 2020
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We look forward to having you join us at our annual Grief & Loss Conference. For the first time, and as a result of being abundantly cautious about the spread of Covid-19, we have chosen to offer this conference virtually.

Attendees will be eligible to receive Continuing Education credits.

The conference will be conducted virtually. You will be provided the credentials for accessing the conference approximately one week prior to the event. Your participation throughout the day via questions and comments will make this dynamic event more engaging and helpful for all.

The focus of this year’s conference is based on the latest research, theoretical approaches, and best clinical practices in the field of Thanatology, which is the scientific study of death and the methods associated with it, including the study of the needs of the terminally ill and their families. 

The course will provide participants with a solid knowledge base in the area of bereavement. It is intended for professionals, volunteers, and support staff who work with the critically ill, the dying, or the bereaved.

We will examine key concepts related to the field of bereavement, and topics will include:

  • Current conceptualization of the grief process
  • Contexts of grieving
  • Challenges in bereavement
  • Grief in a global perspective

Conference Pricing

  • $65 individual
  • $50 each for three or more from the same organization
  • $50 for clergy and educators
  • $20 for students with valid ID

To register and pay by check, please click here. To register online, please click here.

Virtual Grief Support Group
COVID-19 Update: Due to rules surrounding groups of people and to limit people’s exposure during the pandemic, we are offering a “Virtual Support Group” on the second Monday of every month from 6 – 8 p.m. Click here to register. You will be emailed instructions on how to login and attend.
Grieving in a Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we work, how we live, and especially how we grieve. We can change some things, like how we shop, or how we engage others face-to-face through social distancing. But grief doesn’t change. If you’ve recently lost a loved one, you well know that the grief you’re facing is real, and nothing about COVID-19 is changing that. Click here to learn about resources we’re putting online to help.

Caregiver Academy
Caregiving is a challenging role that is draining and often underappreciated. Most caregivers have to dive in with no training and little support. Caregiver Academy provides practical education and support one class at a time, so you can be a confident, courageous and competent caregiver for your loved one. These free classes are taught by community experts and are open to those who provide care to their family members. Click here to learn more about dates and registration.
Grief Events
To learn more about our schedule for Grief Events, please call 336-474-5444.

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice is a specialized type of health care that is delivered by our own physicians, nurses, Hospice aides and social workers. Many patients and families also choose to include additional team members such as a spiritual counselor, grief counselor, and a volunteer.