Grief Resources

Hospice Bereavement Services - helping survivors manage their grief

A notice to those who have lost a loved one in the Fairview Hospice Program within the last year.

Fairview Hospice Bereavement services will enhance communication by emailing announcements about upcoming events as well as newsletters and noteworthy topics related to the grief process to those who wish to receive communication in this manner.

You can subscribe to our email communication by clicking on the following link and requesting email communication.

Resources that may be helpful: 

For information on grief and loss help, contact Fairview Hospice Bereavement Services:
Twin Cities metro area: 612-728-2455
Princeton area: 763-389-1923; toll-free 800-285-5647
Or e-mail us at

Bereavement Letters
Our letters contain bereavement information including upcoming classes and support groups:
2014                                                                                   2013
January 2014                                                                   August 2013 Bereavement letter
March 2014                                                                      October 2013 Bereavement letter
April 2014
July/August 2014
August/Sept 2014

Holiday Bereavement Events and Coping Strategies

Upcoming Events 2014
Monthly Grief Support Group (Bloomington) 
We will meet in November and December Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
We meet at Fairview Oxboro Clinic, 600 W. 98th St., Bloomington. There is no need to register. Just come for support. Call 952-885-6183 with questions.
Navigating the Holidays Work Shop
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fairview Oxboro Clinic
600 W. 98th St.
Bloomington, MN
This workshop will offer practical advice on how to navigate the holidays after a loss? Join us for ideas and conversation about how to move through this time of change for you and your family.  Please reserve your spot by calling Chris at 952-885-6197.

Remembering During the Holidays . . . An Annual Bereavement Event
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Normandale Lutheran Church
6100 Normandale Road,
Edina MN
Join other families who have experienced the loss of a loved one during the past year. Our time together will include a candle lighting ritual, a message of hope, music and fellowship. Feel free to bring a framed picture of your loved one to display that evening on a table of rememberence. Please R.S.V.P. by calling Cindi at 952-885-6183 or e-mailing

3 Week Book Study on Grief
December 5, 12, 19 (Fridays)
10:00 a.m.  - 12:00 noon
Fairview Oxboro Clinic
600 W. 98th St.
Bloomington, MN
Call Chris at 952-885-6197 with questions or to register
You are invited to join us as we read and discuss the book The Insider's Guide to Grief by Stacy Remke.  The long road of grief can often feel lonely, sometimes even hopeless. But it is a journey many have traveled before. Remke's book contains warm and sage advice, plus personal stories, as well as practical suggestions for keeping it together and surviving when faced with the most universal human experience:  loss. This encouraging guide will look at what to expect when walking the path of grief and ways to manage the emotional pain. The message is a hopeful one: you are not crazy, you are grieving. Books will be handed out during the first meeting.

Fairview Youth Grief Services
We know that both youths and parents need support in times of grief. Fairview Youth Grief Services offers a range of services including a grief support series. It provides youths with a safe place to freely express grief. The series also offers support and education for parents. Visit Fairview Youth Grief Services for more information.

Princeton Monthly Grief Support Group
This group meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Fairview Northland Hospital. Registration is not required. For more information call 763-389-6405.

*For more information, email
or call 612-728-2455.
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