We experience grief because of the deep love and connection we have to someone who has died. The way each person deals with grief is unique. That uniqueness is honored by the bereavement facilitators at Hospice of Marion County. Clients are welcome at our Monarch Center for Hope & Healing, a serene environment where group and individual sessions are offered.
Their extensive training in the grief process helps others understand that it is normal to undergo a wide range of feelings after the experience of a loss:
All are normal and come and go in their own time. Sharing memories, emotions and strategies for coping with others who are also grieving can be especially helpful in healing and recovery. We offer grief support services to Hospice families as well as members of the community who have suffered a loss. Listen to one woman’s story of love and devastating loss, and how our bereavement care helped her find new hope.
At least 13 months of follow-up by staff and volunteers specially trained in bereavement support, including phone calls, personal visits with one-on-one assessment, mail out literature and resource coordination if needed, all at the personal request of the bereaved.
Contact the Bereavement Department at 352-873-7456 for information on any of our programs, support group schedules in the surrounding counties or to develop a program for your needs.