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For those who are grieving

What is grief?

Grief is our response to loss, especially to the loss of a loved one who has died. The death may have been sudden or after a long illness. Grief is a normal process and can include emotional, mental, social, physical and spiritual changes over a period of time.

How can we help?

Because everyone grieves in a different way, what people find helpful will also differ. People find support through talking, journaling, exercise or being creative.

Four Tides Hospice Society offers Volunteer Visitors as well as ongoing groups. 

Individual Support

We provide one-to-one, individual support over the phone or in-person by our trained volunteer visitors. For more information on volunteer visitors, please contact us at


We offer various support groups for caregivers and for bereaved. During these groups, information is offered about the grief process and participants have the opportunity to share their stories and to learn about healthy ways to begin to heal. Sessions are held in a safe, non-judgmental group environment where you can meet others who have also experienced a loss.  Please contact us at if you would like more information about our groups. 

Grief Support Group

The Grief Support group is a structured series over ten
weeks. This series provides education, activities and resources for those who
are grieving the death of a loved one. These groups happen throughout the year. To get on the waitlist, please email

Grief Walking Group

The Grief Walking Group is open to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Participants share an outdoor active hour, engage in conversation and socialization, and acquire skill/tools to manage grief. This group meets at the Lower Seawalk parking lot at 10am the first and last Tuesday of each month, weather permitting.

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