Hospice Grief Services

Free support for anyone grieving the death of a family member or friend.  Please call 518-724-0200 or apply online.

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 who has lost a family member or friend.
 Location
Group Name
2018 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
Amsterdam
Living With Loss
Every 2nd Tuesday
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Amy Burkert
518-843-5412
Saratoga
Living With Loss
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Meg Parobeck
518-581-0800
Catskill
Living With Loss
Every 1st Monday
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Joe Zanchelli
518-943-5402
  • Early Grief - for those who lost friends or family within the past year.
 Location
Group Name
 2018 Schedule
Please Contact
Clifton Park Senior Center
Early Grief
  Wednesdays, Sept 5 - Oct 10
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meg Parobeck
518-581-0800
Sunnyview
Early Grief
  Wednesdays,  Oct 10 - Nov 14

5:30pm - 7:00pm 

Amy Burkert
518-843-5412
Rensselaer
Early Grief
 Tuesdays, Sept 25 - Oct 30
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Emma Pile
518-285-8132
  • Daughters Group - for adult women who have lost a parent.
Location
 Group Name
 2018 Schedule
Please Contact
 Rensselaer
Daughters Group
Wednesdays, Oct 3 - Nov 14
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Julia Soto
518-285-8116
 Saratoga
Daughters Group
 Mondays, Oct 8 - Nov 26
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Maureen M
518-581-9727
 Albany
Daughters Gorup
Mondays, Nov 12 – Dec 17
5:30pm – 7:00pm

Sue Emanuele

518-724-0200
  • Widow & Widowers - for anyone who is grieving the death of their spouse or partner.
Location
 Group Name
 2018 Schedule
 Please Contact
Rensselaer
Widows & Widowers
 Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday 
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Julia Soto
518-285-8116

  • Young Adult Grief Group - for anyone aged 16-21 years old who lost friends or family.

Location
 Group Name
 2019 Schedule
 Please Contact
Rensselaer
Young Adult
Grief Group
 Thursdays, January 3 - 31
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Emma Pile
518-285-8132