We’re always here for you

As leaders in palliative care, we understand that our patients aren’t the only ones who need our care and attention. We are extremely proud to be able to offer bereavement support groups and supportive phone calls to all family members and friends of patients. There are important services offered at the Residence, recognizing that grief and mourning is part of the process of death and dying.

Upcoming bereavement sessions

Sessions in English (in person)


Afternoons 

Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Runs September 23  to November 11, 2021

 

Evenings
Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Runs September 23 to November 11, 2021

 

 

*NEW* Young Adult Group (facilitated by our music therapist)

Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Runs September 14 to November 12, 2021

 

 

For more information or to register please contact the Supportive Care Team at: 514-693-1718 ext. 231 or by email at stevyaw@tdpcr.ca

Sessions in French (in person)

 

Afternoons

Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Runs September 22 to November 10, 2021

 

For more information or to register please contact the Supportive Care Team at: 514-693-1718 ext. 231 or by email at stevyaw@tdpcr.ca

Our bereavement activities help ensure
everyone affected by the death of a loved one
receives all the attention they need.

Getting help during tough times

We offer both individual and group support for up to one year following the loss of a loved one.

Individual compassionate support calls are made several times during the year following the death. Our callers, a team of highly trained bereavement caller volunteers, provide an emotional support by listening and reinforcing that we are there during the difficult mourning period.

At times, it’s also nice for people to feel they are not alone and are able to share with and be supported by others during their trying time.

Our bereavement groups are offered several times a year at the Residence and are divided by age group and language (English or French). They may also be held online, where required. All sessions are offered free of charge.

Group format is that of mutual support and is led by a member of the Supportive Care team. Membership is limited to twelve participants and the groups run for a period of eight weeks, either in the afternoon or early evening. In addition, we run a day long children’s group twice a year which on a weekend, in the fall and spring, and offer a young adult group for participants aged 18 to 30.

 

Our social workers and art therapist also lead other bereavement activities such as Walking with grief, a walking group which allows participants to reflect while in motion in nature and share with others who have lived an experience of loss, and Growing with grief, a group which helps grieving individuals reconnect with nature and break social isolation through gardening projects.

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