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:

Go here for details on the classes and groups below.

Grief Support Group (open to all who are grieving a loss)
Second and Fourth Tuesdays (twice per month)
Begins January 8 & 22, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Adult Grief Education Class
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Spouse Loss Grief Support Group
Tuesdays, January 29 – February 26, 2019
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Parent Loss - Coffee and Conversation
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Restorative Writing
Mondays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2019
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

We also offer adult grief support groups and a "Coping with Grief at the Holidays" program. We also 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.