Sharp HospiceCare's Bereavement Department provides grief education, support and referral services throughout San Diego. Our staff of skilled mental health professionals specializes in bereavement and aims to increase community awareness about grieving. The following support groups are provided free of charge. Donations are graciously accepted.
Straight Talk About Grief and Loss
Wednesdays, April 17 to June 5
6 to 8 pm
Sharp HealthCare Corporate Office
8695 Spectrum Center Blvd. (room varies by date; check at Information Desk)
San Diego, CA 92123
These eight weekly sessions focus on practical concerns of adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Ample time is provided for questions, discussion, and support in an atmosphere of privacy and respect. This is a drop-in group. No preregistration or screening required.
Please note: This group will start promptly at 6 pm. Doors will be closed at 6:15 pm.
Widows' and Widowers' Group
Tuesdays, April 9 to May 28 1:00pm to 2:30 pm
Fletcher Parkway Medical Center
8881 Fletcher Parkway
La Mesa, CA 91942
This eight-week group will address concerns of men and women who have lost their spouse. Participants will share their emotional challenges, receive support from others in similar life situations and learn coping skills.
A screening interview is required prior to participation in this group. Space is limited. Please register early. To register for this group please call voice mail 619-667-1821 by Thursday, March 21, 2013. Please leave your name, phone number and the name of the group or seminar you're interested in attending. A staff member will return your call to confirm your request.
- Remembering Our Parents....Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:00am-11:00am
Grossmont Healthcare District (Conference Room), 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa CA 91942
Learn about the unique aspects of parents loss, identify skills to assist in coping with grief and discover a sense of hope as Mother's Day and Father's Day approach. Reservation required. to register call 1-800-82-SHARP by Monday, April 29th.
For spanish support groups please see www.sharp.com/espanol
For More Information
To register for a support group or seminar, call our voice mail at 619-667-1821. Please leave your name, phone number and the name of the group or seminar you're interested in attending. A staff member will return your call to confirm your request.
To learn more about Sharp HospiceCare, call 619-667-1900. To find a Sharp-affiliated physician, search for a San Diego doctor
or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. To find general information about hospice care, read the Home Care and Hospice News