Journeying Through Grief
Foothills Country Hospice is a place of refuge where all of us – staff & volunteers – work to create an atmosphere of care and dignity for those we serve, including offering bereavement support for loved ones.
Now offered virtually, our monthly grief group is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Participants can expect a monthly topic for discussion and a safe space for connection, sharing your loved ones story, and building peer relationships during this time of social distancing. For upcoming dates and to register, email email@example.com
Specialty trained bereavement volunteers will schedule regular calls with grieving family members to offer a supportive, compassionate ear as their grief journey unfolds. If issues arise that are more in-depth or require further supports, volunteers will engage our social worker and additional grief resources will be made available.
In Memoriam Service
TENTATIVELY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS
Families of loved ones are invited back to Foothills Country Hospice for a time of reflection and remembrance, and to honour those who have died at our Hospice. In Memoriam Teas are traditionally held twice per year, in the Spring and Fall.
"Although we were only at the hospice for a short while, we quickly fell into the family setting. The care was fantastic, communication smooth, understanding and empathetic. All the caregivers felt like friends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” – Journeying Through Grief ParticipantFamily Setting
Community Grief Support Resources
There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to grief. Everyone’s circumstances are different and each person grieves differently. This is a brief summary of some available resources you may wish to explore on your own. If you have any questions or would like a referral to a community service, please contact:
Allison Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403.995.4673.
FCJ Christian Life Centre
Offers ecumenical spiritual direction & programming.
219 19th Ave SW Calgary | 403.228.4215
Catholic Pastoral Centre
Provides information about bereavement resources offered at churches in Calgary.
120 17th Ave SW Calgary | 403.218.5500
Grief & Children
Sage Centre, The Outreach & Education Centre
Child/youth & adult programs provide anticipatory and bereavement support & education for individuals who are coping with their own terminal illness (or that of a loved one) or grieving the death of a close family member.
403.263.4525 | 1245 70 Ave SE Calgary | Website
Provides support for children who are grieving a death, divorce or other painful transition in the family.
Calgary Counselling Centre
403.691.5991 | Suite 1000-105, 12 Av SE Calgary | Website
Crisis line, can be accessed by anybody.
403-266-4357 (HELP) | 300, 1010-8th Ave SW, Calgary | Website
Jewish Family Services
Bereavement support available for any/all faiths
403.287.3510 | Website