Hospice Grief Services

Free support for anyone grieving the death of a family member or friend.  Please call 518-285-8116

Grief Support Groups

Grief Support Groups

Groups can provide a supportive environment and an understanding community, a place to explore difficult aspects of grief and express feelings.  Our grief support groups are available to anyone who has experienced the death of a family member or friend.  Groups are free of charge and available at our sites and our local community.


An application and in person meeting are required prior to attending group.   Please call us to schedule an appointment, and to confirm dates/times/locations of the group you are interested in.


Please contact the site nearest you for more information, or complete an online application.


Support groups are available at our sites at different dates/times throughout the year:

  • Living with Loss - for anyone that has lost a family member or friend.
  • Daughters Group - for adult women who have lost a parent.
  • Widow & Widowers - for anyone who is grieving the death of their spouse or partner.
  • Early Grief - for those who have experienced a death-related loss within the last year.
  • Social Circle - socializing, activities and outings for those who are grieving.
 Location
Group Name
2017 Schedule
 Please Contact
Albany
Living With Loss
Every 1st Tuesday
Afternoons (call for exact time)
Sue Emanuele
518-724-0200
Albany
Living With Loss
Every 3rd Wednesday
5:30pm-7:00pm
Sue Emanuele
518-724-0200
Rensselaer
Living With Loss
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
5:30pm-7:00pm
Julia Soto
518-285- 8116
Saratoga
Living With Loss
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
12:30pm-2:00pm
Meg Parobeck
518-581-0800
Greenwich Library
Living With Loss
Every 2nd Wednesday
2:00pm-3:15pm
Meg Parobeck
518-581-0800
Amsterdam
Living With Loss
Every 2nd Tuesday
6:00pm-7:30pm
Amy Weinar
518-843-5412
Catskill
Living With Loss
Every 1st Monday
2:00pm-3:30pm
Joe Zanchelli
518-943-5402
Saratoga
Daughters Group

Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm

October 9 - November 27 (8 weeks)

Maureen M
518-581-9727
Albany

Daughters Group

Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm
November 21-December 19, 2017
Sue Emanuele
518-724-0200

Rensselaer

Daughters Group

 Wednesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm

October 11-November 15, 2017

Julia Soto

518-285-8116

Rensselaer
Widows & Widowers
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
Montly 3:00pm-4:30pm
Julia Soto
518-285- 8116
Rensselaer

 Early Grief

 Tuesdays, 3:30pm-5:00pm

September 26-November 7 (Skip Oct 31)

Julia Soto

518-285-8116

Sunnyview

 Early Grief

 Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm

October 4-November 8, 2017

Amy Weinar

518-843-5412

 Albany
 Social Circle
Second Wednesday of every month
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Allison Moran
518-330-3282
Rensselaer
 Remembrance Service
Thursday, November 9
6:30pm-8:00pm
Julia Soto
518-285-8116
Rensselaer
 Holiday Hope
 Thursday, December 7 at 5:30pm
Julia Soto
518-285-8116
Amsterdam
 Holiday Hope
 Sunday, November 19 at 1:00pm
Amy Weinar

518-843-5412

Rensselaer
Children's Holiday Hope
Wednesday, Decemer 13 at 5:30pm
Dana Carll
518-285-8137

Grief Counseling

Grief Counseling - Family or Individual Sessions

The Community Hospice provides information and support to facilitate successful transitions through the grief process. Typically our counselors provide one to six sessions per client, and then often refer to one of our support groups (see schedule below).  Grief counseling is available for individuals of any age, or families, and is free of charge.

Online Application - Printable Application