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

Growing with Grief

 

 

Bi-weekly starting June 1 to October 5th

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence

265 André-Brunet, Kirkland


A garden and art therapy group whose aim is to plant seeds of hope for individuals who have experienced loss. No gardening or art experience needed.


For more information or to register please contact Sarah Tevyaw, Art Therapist at: 514-693-1718 ext. 231 or by email at stevyaw@tdpcr.ca

Walking with Grief


Bi-weekly starting May 11, 2022

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Centennial Park

3000 Lake St., D.D.O.

(weather permitting)


A nature walking group for individuals who have experienced loss. This group aims to provide opportunities to connect, move and reflect.

 

For more information or to indicate your interest please contact Pauline Orr, Social Worker  at: 514-693-1718 ext. 225 or by email at porr@tdpcr.ca

Sessions in English (in person)


Afternoons 

Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Beginning April 21 to June 9, 2022

 

Evenings
Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Beginning April 21 to June 9, 2022

 

 

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

Create, Connect, Community

 

 

Drop-in studio sessions

Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Begins on April 22nd (session runs until the end of May)

 

 

For more information or to register please contact Sarah Tevyaw, Art Therapist at: 514-693-1718 ext. 231 or by email at stevyaw@tdpcr.ca

Our bereavement activities help ensure that
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.

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

It’s important for people to feel they are not alone and be able to share with and be supported by others.

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.

The group format allows participants to support each other and are led by a member of the Supportive Care team. Group size is limited to twelve participants and the groups run for a period of eight weeks.

We also offer day long children’s groups twice a year, in the fall and spring as well as offering a young adult group for participants 18-30 years old.

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. 

Growing with grief, a group which helps grieving individuals reconnect with nature and break social isolation through gardening projects.

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