Caring for yourself is not selfish. The period of recovery is different for every person. There is no timetable for grief, so don't compare yourself with others who have lost loved ones. Your life has changed and healing in your own way is important for the health of your mind, body and spirit. It is normal for some days to be better than others.
At Burke Family Funeral Homes, we strive to provide the resources to help you with the grief process. Please contact one of our staff to help guide you towards the information, support, or counseling options you may need.
Grief and Bereavement Groups offered through Newton Wellesley Hospital
Childbirth Loss Support Group
For families who have suffered the death of a child before birth, at birth or shortly after birth. These meetings provide information, education, resources and the support necessary to heal from the grief experience. The groups, led by a licensed social worker, offer comfort and reassurance for both individuals and couples. Sponsored by Newton-Wellesley Hospital's HEAL Committee (Helping Educate After Loss). For more information, call 617-243-6221.
Moving On . . . Life after Spousal Loss: An Unusual Approach to Loss for Widows and Widowers of 55 Years and Older
How does one move on after the loss of a lifetime partner? What is left? How does one cope with the aloneness, the memories, the change in one's daily life? Meets October through June on the third Wednesday of the month, 4:30 - 6:00 pm. For more information, call Nina at 781-899-7434.
Young Widow/Widower Support Group
A supportive atmosphere, grief education, and coping strategies to manage the loss of a spouse or partner. For ages 55 and younger. For information, call 617-527-2599
The Children's Room
Helping grieving children, teens and families in our community to go on living fully. We serve families from over 75 cities and towns in Massachusetts. We educate teachers, counselors, youth workers and other professionals about how children and teens grieve. Contact us to learn about programs serving your area or how you can help. www.childrensroom.org
Supporting Family after a Child Dies
Chapter Name: Central Middlesex Chapter
Chapter Number: 1188
Meeting Info: 1st Monday of each month 7:30
Chapter Notes: Chapter also offers parents now childless subgroup