ADULT BEREAVEMENT RESOURCES & EVENTS

“the capacity to love requires the necessity to mourn.”

- DR. ALAN D. WOLFELT

Grief is a normal, natural and necessary response when a loved one has died.  Grief often feels like a roller coaster of emotions like sadness, anger, regret, fear and loneliness that are unpredictable and chaotic.  The “work of mourning” is outward expression of thoughts, feelings and memories that take a person from an “old normal” for life to a “new normal” for life and there are no rewards for speed. 

At Heart House Hospice (HHH) we understand that each griever is the expert of their unique grief experience.  Foundational to all healing in grief is building a community of support while developing a self-care and self-compassion practice for overall resilience for life.  Participating in HHH programs can help the griever build a “new normal” that is satisfying in a new way.  The griever is invited to participate in programs of interest, knowing these may change at different points on the grief journey.

Residents of Peel grieving the death of a loved one may access HHH programs including:  

  • 1:1 Professional Grief Counselling
  • 1:1 Volunteer Support (Bereavement, Meditation, Journal Writing, Energy Healing)
  • 8-Week Closed Bereavement Support Groups
  • Grief Chat Circles
  • Social Walking Groups
  • Educational Seminars and Workshops
  • Health and Wellness Group Programs
  • HUUG (Help Us Understand Grief for Children & Youth)
  • Group Debriefs for Community Partners
  • Information and referral to other bereavement and community supports

you do not have to do this alone! Reach Us

Bereavement Support is a phone call away …
(905) 712-8119

Peggy Moore, MPS, RP
Coordinator of Bereavement and Spiritual Care
mmoore@hearthousehospice.com
905-712-8119 ext. 232

Alexandra Horsky, MDiv, RP
Bereavement Counsellor
ahorsky@hearthousehospice.com
905-712-8119 ext. 247

Steven Janzen, MDiv, RP
Psychosocial Spiritual Care Coordinator
sjanzen@bethellhospice.org
905-848-3534 ext. 3010

Louise Sallese, MDiv
Psychosocial Spiritual Care Coordinator
lsallese@bethellhospice.org
905-838-3534 ext. 3010

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WONDERFUL LIFE LINE
"Thanks for sharing! The newsletters have been a wonderful life line for me in my grief journey, and I have learned that everyone goes through a grief journey."
EASE THE PAIN
"The support, compassion and resources from Heart House helps ease the pain of grief."
SAFEST PLACE I FELT
"For me it was a life vest during the first weeks of trauma. I like everything about it specifically the best facilitator I have ever had at any professional or personal group, connecting with the wisdom of the group in various stages of loss- so comforting and valuable, the energy of the group / space - The safest place I felt each week but one of the safest places I have ever been even before my grief journey. Heart House Hospice is a miracle place. I am so blessed to know about it and will think of it first thing if anyone I love is suffering a loss or trauma."
SO VERY HELPFUL
"The group sessions were so very helpful and I have also found new people to enjoy socializing with as well as opportunities to help me through the grief journey."
EARTH ANGELS
“Thanks for being there for support and guidance as we struggle to come to terms with our loved ones death. You are Earth Angels”
YOU WERE THERE
"You were there when no one else would listen or cared. I think I am here today because of your help. "
WIND BACK IN MY SAIL
"Thank you for all your kindness, love and opportunities to have wind put back I my sail to get up and start again the next day…Heart felt gratitude for grabbing my hand & my mom’s & not letting go."
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