Adult bereavement programs are designed for individuals who are grieving the death of someone they love. Adult programs include one-on-one sessions, group sessions, workshops and community events.
The purpose of the bereavement program is to assist both persons of our wider community as well as the families of our Hospice patients. These programs provide participants with an understanding of the grief process, the skills to better manage grief, and an opportunity to share experiences with others who are also grieving.
- 6 week Adult Bereavement Support Groups in Stockton, Lodi, and Manteca.
- Spanish support /apoyo del las Perdida de un ser Amado — Favor de llamar a Elizabeth Hernandez at (209) 922-0302.
- Workshops addressing various aspects of grief such as Coping with the Holidays, Spirituality and Loss, or Loss of a Mother are held approximately every other month.
- Crisis intervention: group meeting for organization or family of 10 or more
- Monthly drop-in support group in Manteca
- Monthly drop-in support group for loss by suicide
One-on-one grief related support sessions with our Chaplain, Bereavement Department Manager or Social Worker upon request..
Adult Bereavement Support Groups
Hospice of San Joaquin offers bereavement support groups on a regular basis. These groups are for those who have experienced the death of someone close to them and would like to learn more about the grieving process and gain support and insight from others who have had similar experiences.
Our support groups meet for six weeks and are offered to all adults in the community. There is no charge for the groups, however, a one-time $10.00 donation is appreciated to help cover the cost of materials.
Due to the necessity to limit the size of the groups, pre-registration is required. We encourage you to call our Bereavement Program at 209-957-3888 at your earliest convenience to register as groups tend to fill up quickly.
2017 Bereavement Workshops & Special Events:
|Understanding Your Grief||March 21, 9am – 12pm||Lodi|
|Understanding Your Grief||June 23, 5:30pm – 7:30pm||Stockton|
|Understanding Your Grief||August 19, TBA||Manteca|
|Loss of a Mother for Women||May 6, 9am – 2pm||Stockton|
|Loss of a Mother for Women||May 7, 11am – 4pm||Lodi|
|Spring Memorial||May 18, 6 – 7:30pm||Stockton|
|Creative Expressions of Loss||
Fridays Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 5:30 – 8:30pm
|Coping with the Holidays||November 14, 5:30pm – 8:30pm||Lodi|
|Coping with the Holidays||November 18, 9am – 12pm||Stockton|
|Coping with the Holidays||TBA||Manteca|
2017 – Support Groups
General Loss en Español (Drop-in)
|1st Thursday of each month 3 – 4:30pm||Stockton|
Loss by Suicide (Drop-in)
|2nd Monday of each month 5:30 – 7pm||Stockton|
Lodi – General Loss
|April 4 – May 9||Tuesday 5:30 – 7pm|
|October 3 – November 7||Tuesday 5:30 – 7pm|
Manteca – General Loss
|February 21 – March 28||Tuesdays 5:30 – 7pm|
|May 2 – June 6||Tuesdays 5:30 – 7pm|
|September 19 – October 24||Tuesday 5:30 – 7pm|
Stockton – General Loss
|March 1 – April 5||Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm|
|April 26 – May 31||Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm|
|June 21 – July 26||Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm|
|August 2 – September 6||Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm|
|October 4 – November 8||Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm|
Stockton Groups- Loss of Spouse/Partner
|March 1 – April 5||Wednesdays 3 – 4:30pm|
|April 26 – May 31||Wednesdays 3 – 4:30pm|
|June 7 – July 12||Wednesdays 3 – 4:30pm|
|August 2 – September 6||Wednesdays 3 – 4:30pm|
|October 4 – November 8||Wednesdays 3 – 4:30pm|