Bereavement Program

The Bereavement Team at Good Samaritan Hospice would like the families, caregivers and friends of our patients to know that we are here to help support you as you grieve. Our program provides connection and service for up to 13 months after the death of your loved one. Grief can be an experience that feels very lonely, but with our assistance it is a journey that you do not have to walk alone.

Our program includes the follow services:

• Mailings related to grief and loss
• Phone calls from the bereavement team
• Grief groups – different locations in the communities that we serve throughout the year
• Supportive visits from the Bereavement Coordinator
• Referral information for counseling and support services in the community
Camp Erin Pittsburgh - grief camp for children
• Butterfly Release celebration of life in August 2019 (click here for more info)
• Workshops
• Memorial Services (take place in the spring)

Current and Upcoming Program Offerings:

Good Samaritan Hospice Holiday Grief Support Workshops: Seasons of Grief
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Good Samaritan Hospice Headquarters, 116 Browns Hill Road Valencia, PA 16059
To register (deadline is November 20) or for more info, call Doreen O’Neil at 800-720-2557, ext. 4426.

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Concordia at Villa St. Joseph (Heritage Hall), 1030 W. State Street Baden, PA 15005
To register (deadline is November 20) or for more info, call Doreen O’Neil at 800-720-2557, ext. 4426.

Cabot Grief Support Group
Dates: Every Thursday from October 17 - November 21
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Meeting location: Concordia at Cabot, Haven II 2nd Floor Education Room, 148 Marwood Rd., Cabot, PA 16023
To register (deadline is October 14) or for more info, call Bereavement Coordinator Nikki Rosswog, MSW, at 1-800-720-2557 ext. 4423.

Registration is required for the grief support groups. Each session builds on the one before it, so it’s not recommended to “drop in” to a meeting without being at the previous ones.There is no fee to participate in our bereavement programs.

For more information on the Good Samaritan Hospice Bereavement Program, contact Bereavement Coordinator Nikki Rosswog, MSW at 1-800-720-2557, ext. 4423 or by e-mail at:

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