Grief Resources

Fairview Grief Management Resources for Survivors

Fairview Hospice Bereavement services communicates via 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 may subscribe to receive email communications by sending an email to griefresources@fairview.org.

Resources that may be helpful:
General grief and loss information
Children’s grief
Helpful advice from those who have experienced a loss
Grief-related websites

For information on grief and loss help, please contact us:

Twin Cities metro area: 612-728-2455
Fairview Lakes area: 651-257-8850 or 1-800-314-3328
Princeton area: 763-389-1923; toll-free 800-285-5647
Or e-mail us at griefresources@fairview.org

Bereavement Letters

Our letters contain bereavement information including upcoming classes and support groups:  
2018 - Spring Grief Newsletter

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.

Fairview Hospice Loss of Spouse or Significant Other Bereavement Support Group

The North Branch meeting takes place every Tuesday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Bishop Romero House in North Branch. Please call 651-257-8850 for more information and to register.

HealthEast Bereavement Services

At HealthEast Hospice, our bereavement services team provides grief support to patients and their families. We have experience working with adults, teens and children to help them through the bereavement process. Because children and teens require different services than adults, we have a specialized staff member dedicated to work with them, both before and after their loved one's death.

After the patient's death, we continue to stay in contact with the family for 13 months. We understand that each person's grief and needs are unique. Bereavement staff and volunteers make periodic phone calls to families to offer emotional support. Mailings throughout the year provide grief information and grief support group offerings. Grief support is also available in the form of home visits and counseling.

Support programs and classes

Upcoming classes include:

Get details on September - December 2019 classes and groups
Get details on January - March 2020 classes and groups

Grief Support Group (open to all who are grieving a loss)
Date: Second and Fourth Tuesdays each month
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Woodwinds Hospital, Conference Room B, 1925 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury, MN
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, it is often helpful to seek the support of others. This ongoing group will allow members to reflect on grief and loss and receive grief education and support. No registration required for this group. This is a drop in group.
Get registration info

An Introduction to Grieving Mindfully
Join us to learn how Mindfulness techniques can assist us in our grief.  We will learn about this often used term, Mindfulness, and practice different kinds of meditation.
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Dates: November 12 and November 26
Address: Fairview Oxboro Clinic, Superior Room, Lower Level , 600 West 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420   
Please RSVP to Naomi at 952-885-6197

Navigating the Holidays Workshop 
Are you nervous about the upcoming Holidays? How will you plan for support during this time? Come and learn different aspects of how to cope during the holiday season after a loved one’s death.
Time: 6 - 8 p.m. 
Date: Tuesday December 10, 2019
Address: 110 6th Ave S, Princeton, MN 55371  
Please RSVP to Holly at 952-885-6183

Spouse Loss Grief Support Group
Dates: Tuesdays, January 28 – February 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m .
Location: Path of Grace United Methodist Church, 759 County Rd B East, Maplewood, MN
When you are on the journey of grief, it is often helpful to seek the support of others. This group is intended for people grieving the death of their spouse or significant other. Group members will receive relevant grief education materials and support.
Get registration info 
 
Parent Loss: Coffee and Conversation
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Woodwinds Hospital, Room B, 1925 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury, MN
This is a time for you to talk about what is on your mind with others who are grieving the loss of a parent. Grief can be difficult, but exploring it with others who understand can help. Grief education and ideas about how to cope with the loss of a parent will be discussed.
Get registration info 
 
Restorative Writing
Dates: Mondays, March 2 – 30, 2020
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. 
Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 1660 County Road B West, Roseville, MN
Safely explore your feelings of grief through writing. You will be guided through specific prompts to find renewed ways of viewing your grief journey.
Get registration info

Fairview Hospice - Grief Support Group
This group is open to all that are grieving a loss. Come for a time of sharing, support, education about grief and loss. 
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Dates: The first Monday of the month, beginning  October 7 
Address: Fairview Oxboro Clinic 2nd Floor Agate Room, 600 West 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420    
For more info please contact Holly at 952-885-6183

We also offer adult grief support groups and a "Coping with Grief at the Holidays" program. In addition, we work with the Hospice Coalition of the Greater Twin Cities Area, which offers a monthly Young Widowed Grief Support Group.

Celebration of life

Each year, we hold a Celebration of Life memorial program to remember hospice patients who have died during the past year and to honor those who cared for them. Invitations are extended to families.