Hospice Grief Services

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

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). 

Online Application - Printable Application 


  • Grief counseling is available for individuals of any age, or families, and is free of charge.
  • Sessions are provided at our sites, in homes, or at your child's school.


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, libraries, churches, and other community organizations.

An application and in person meeting are required.  See schedule below; call to confirm dates.

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.
 Location
Group Name
2016 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
6:00pm-7:30pm
Sue Emanuele
518-724-0200
Rensselaer
Living With Loss
Every other Tuesday
5:30pm-7:00pm
Julia Soto
518-285- 8116
Saratoga
 Living With Loss
Every first and third 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 second Tuesday
6:00pm-7:30pm
Amy Weinar
518-843-5412
Catskill
 Living With Loss
Every first Monday
2:00pm-3:30pm
Joe Zanchelli
518-943-5402
Saratoga
Daughters Group
Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Feb 6 - March 27, 2017
Maureen
518-581-0800
Albany
Daughters Group
Mondays, 5:30pm-7:00pm
March 20 - April 17, 2017
Sue Emanuele
518-724-0200
Rensselaer
Daughters Group
 Thursdays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
March 23 - April 27, 2017
Julia Soto
518-285-8116
Rensselaer
Widows & Widowers
First and Third Wednesdays
3:00pm-4:30pm
Julia Soto
518-285- 8116
Rensselaer
 Remembrance Service
Every other month (call for exact dates)
6:30pm-7:30pm
Julia Soto
518-285-8116