Grief and Bereavement Support

The Friends in Bereavement grief support groups provide support for those grieving the death or approaching death of a loved one at no cost to participants.  Twice a month sessions take place in Kentville, Berwick and Bridgetown.  Learn more by contacting:  Jennifer Longley at (902) 681-8239.

“Everyone is different, everyone has been hurting, everyone deals with their “hurts” in a different way-but sharing, laughing, crying and realizing that you are not alone is a real catharsis.”  Anonymous participant of the Friends in Bereavement Retreat – Brier Island, NS.

Hospice Palliative Care Volunteer Visiting

Joanne Whitenect is one of the Valley region’s many palliative care volunteers.

“I visit my client once a week. We play crib and talk about politics. His face lights up when I come in the room – I can tell he’s glad to see me,” says Joanne. “Being a palliative care volunteer is important because there comes a time when you should focus more on the companionship and comfort of clients, while providing support and breaks to their loved ones,” says Joanne.

Hospice Palliative Care Volunteers are important members of the care team.  They serve clients at home, in hospital and in the hospice.  Click here to learn more.