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 April - May 2019 classes and groups 
Get details on July - September 2019 classes and groups 

Grief Support Group (open to all who are grieving a loss)
Second and Fourth Tuesdays (twice per month)
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

General Grief 101: Coffee & Conversation

Open to all who are grieving a loss

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, it is often helpful to seek the support of others. This group will allow members to reflect on grief and loss and receive grief education and support. Learn how to better understand what grief is and how to cope with the stress of grieving.

Where:  Fairview Hospice 110 6th Ave S, Princeton, MN 55371
When:  July 16
Time: 5-7:30pm
Please RSVP at 952-885-6183

Create a Toolkit for Self-Care
How many times have you been given the advice since the loss of your loved one to make sure you are ‘taking care of yourself?’ And have you wondered, how the heck can I do that when I am just so sad?  Don’t do it alone, join us to create a self-care tool kit for grief survival.  Together we will craft practical, easy ways to take care of yourself during this difficult time.

This class will be offered twice:
Where: Fairview Oxboro Clinic – Agate Room
When: July 17th         
Time: 1-2:30pm
Please RSVP at 952-885-6197

Or

Where:  Fairview Hospice 110 6th Ave S, Princeton, MN 55371
When:  August 5th
Time: 5-6:30 pm

Please RSVP at 952-885-6183

General Grief 101: Coffee & Conversation

Open to all who are grieving a loss. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, it is often helpful to seek the support of others. This group will allow members to reflect on grief and loss and receive grief education and support. Learn how to better understand what grief is and how to cope with the stress of grieving.

Where:  Fairview Hospice
14500 Burnhaven Drive Burnsville MN 55306
Suite 193; enter through entrance B
When:  Thursday August 15
Time:  6-7:30 pm

Please RSVP at 952-885-6197

Journaling to Heal the Heart

This four week on-line class will be offered in August 2019

Dates:  Tuesdays August 6, 13, 20, 27
Each week you will receive journal prompts that will help you engage in your grief through journaling. Journaling can be a powerful tool for expressing grief and creating a new normal after the death of a loved one. Participants will be invited to share journal entries with a Fairview Hospice grief counselor and receive feedback if they choose.

Please call 952-885-6197 or email griefresources@fairview.org for more information.

Exploring Grief through Nature
Join us as we gather with fellow grievers to learn how to connect with nature while on your grief journey. We will meet for a time of discussion about grief and then participate in a group mindfulness walk through the nature center.
Note: Parking is free and available.
Trails are not paved and may have some uneven surfaces.

Woodlake Nature Center: 6710 Lake Shore Drive Richfield, MN 55423
Wood Lake Fireplace Room

When: September 4th
Time: 3-5pm
RSVP 952-885-6197 space is limited to 25 so please RSVP 

Exploring Your Grief through Music
Monday, July 11
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Spouse Loss Grief Support Group
Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 & Oct. 1
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Parent Loss: Coffee & Conversation
Monday, Sept. 9
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Mother Loss Support Group
Mondays, Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, & 28
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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.