Grief Support

We offer grief support to the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.  Our support services are available free of charge, are confidential and are for anyone grieving after a loved one has died under any circumstances.  An initial meeting with our Bereavement Coordinator is the first step to receiving support.

We are here to help, call 604-463-7722

 

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One-to-One Support

One-on-one bereavement support is available from Hospice staff and/or trained volunteers.

 

Grief Support Groups

Joining our grief support groups can help to further acknowledge and embrace the pain of loss by honouring one another’s stories. We listen and learn as we do the hard work of mourning, and we affirm our understanding that death is a universal, inevitable part of life.

Adult Grief Groups

Evening

9 week bereavement support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.

The next grief support group is starting in the evening on Monday October 2nd. Registration is required, please contact Susanne via email susanne@ridgemeadowshospice.org or phone 604-463-7722 for more information.

Daytime

9 week bereavement support group for adults.

 

A Time To Heal

Support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one; and have completed the 9 week support group.

 

Healing Steps Walking Group

An informal bereavement support walking group; weather permitting.

A grief group for children ages 6-12

Circle of Hearts

Children have often been referred to as “the forgotten mourners”.

This free six week after-school program offers a safe, supportive environment where children who have experienced the death of a loved one can come together and share their grief experiences.

This group uses play expressive arts therapy to help support in healing from loss.  Call for more information 604-463-7722.

What Is The Difference Between Grief and Mourning?

Regardless of a person’s age, common grief responses can affect our emotional state, physical, spiritual and mental well-being.

Grief is a process, not an event

Mourning is an external response to loss.

The way you mourn will fit with who you are

Resource Lending Library

Ridge Meadows Hospice Society offers a lending library. Our extensive collection of books, pamphlets and videos cover a wide selection of subjects associated to death, dying, illness and bereavement. Any member of the community is welcome to borrow from our library.

 

Community Education

Our program coordinators are available to speak to community groups to increase public awareness of grief and loss issues as they effect all ages.

One-on-one bereavement support and grief support groups available
These programs are made possible by funding from the Government of BC.  All support services are provided free of charge, but registration is required. Please contact us to register.