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 is grieving the death of a family member or friend.
 Location
Group Name
2019 Schedule
 Please Contact
Albany
Living With Loss
Every 1st Tuesday
Afternoons (please call for exact time)

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

Maureen M
518-581-0800

Schenectady
Living With Loss
Every 2nd Tuesday
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Amy Burkert
518-843-5412

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
 2019 Schedule
Please Contact

Rensselaer

Early Grief
 Tuesdays, April 2 - May 7
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Linda Carothers
518-285-8128

  • Daughters Group - for adult women who have lost a parent.
Location
 Group Name
 2019 Schedule
Please Contact
 Albany
Daughters Gorup
Mondays, May 6 - June 25
 Evenings (skip May 27)

Sue Emanuele
518-724-0200 

  • Widow & Widowers - for anyone who is grieving the death of their spouse or partner.
Location
 Group Name
 2019 Schedule
 Please Contact
Rensselaer

Widows & Widowers

 Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday 
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Julia Soto
518-285-8116

 Schenectady

 Widows & Widowers

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Meg Parobeck

518-581-0800

  • CARES Perinatal Bereavement - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
Location
 Group Name
 2019 Schedule
 Please Contact

St Peter's Hospital

CARES
 First Thursday of every other month
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Linda Carothers

518-285-8128