Though our group offerings change based on community and client needs, these are a sampling of the types of grief support groups available to you. View our calendar to RSVP for an event or find out more information on the most up-to-date schedule of events and groups.
Our support groups provide a safe place for grieving persons to express emotions, learn about normal symptoms of grief, and connect with other bereaved individuals. In addition to providing social support, our grief support groups teach participants practical coping strategies and help participants adapt to the life changes that follow a significant loss. Groups are offered at no cost in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties, and typically consist of 4-12 participants. Groups will be cancelled if there is insufficient pre-registration.
Young Widows and Widowers
Young Widows and Widowers is a six-week support group for men and women age 60 and under who have lost their spouse or life partner.
Senior Widows and Widowers
Widows and Widowers is a six-week support group for men and women over the age of 60 who have lost their spouse or life partner.
Hospice of the Comforter’s social groups offer grieving persons the opportunity to gather in a supportive, casual environment.
Women’s Lunch Bunch
Women’s Lunch Bunch meets on the third Friday of every month at a restaurant in Altamonte Springs. The group is facilitated by bereavement staff members, and attendees pay for their own meals.
Men’s Breakfast Group
Men’s Breakfast Group meets on the first and third Friday of every month at a restaurant in Altamonte Springs. The group is facilitated by a hospice chaplain and volunteer, and attendees pay for their own meals.
Comfort Foods Potluck
Comfort Foods Potluck meets quarterly at Hospice of the Comforter’s Center for Community Care in Altamonte Springs, Florida. The group is facilitated by bereavement staff who may offer an informal grief educational presentation according to the group’s wishes. Attendees should bring a covered dish to share.
Throughout the year, grief education workshops are offered to address special topics such as stress relief, helping children cope with grief, and grieving as a family. Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one is welcome to attend at no charge. See the schedule for upcoming workshops.
Twice a year, community members and family members of Hospice of the Comforter patients are invited to attend a nondenominational memorial service to honor their loved one. Memorial services are typically held in the spring and fall in a central location, and are open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. Community members who are interested in attending a memorial service should contact our Bereavement Department for more information.