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Grief Support

Grief is any reaction to loss -
whether actual, perceived or expected

Grief can occur on multiple levels: emotional, physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and spiritual. When a person experiences a major loss, it has a ripple effect on their life – affecting work, plans and relationships

Although grief is a normal, natural and necessary process, it can feel like a roller coaster with unpredictable ups and downs, twists and turns

Grief Support Group

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Our support groups invite attendees to discover healing and hope by expressing their feelings in a safe and welcoming environment with others who are also experiencing loss.  Support groups are held several times a year.

For information regarding the next six sessions (90 minutes each) please contact Jennifer Nash: Jennifer.Nash@carepartnersor.org or 503-648-9565.  Registration is required to attend, but all community members are welcome – not only those with family members on our service.

After our patients pass away, we have our own memorial service every other week, where staff share what touched them most about each patient and send good wishes to their family and friends..

“Surviving the Holidays”

Educational Grief Support Seminar

Support During a Difficult Season

Surviving the Holidays” is a 90-minute educational grief seminar for those struggling this holiday season after the death of a loved one.

The holidays can be stressful during the best of times. They can be particularly complex for those grieving the loss of a loved one. The continued challenges surrounding the pandemic has added another layer of grief and anxiety. Facilitated by a social worker, this workshop invites attendees to discover healing and hope as we face the changes this holiday season brings. This seminar is designed to provide participants with tangible suggestions and an opportunity to express and clarify their feelings in a safe and supportive environment of peers.

Pre-registration is required.

Monday, December 13, 2021 2:00 – 3:30 pm

On-Line via Zoom:

This is a virtual group you can attend from the safety and comfort of your own home using a phone, tablet or computer with camera and microphone.

Call 503-648-9565 or email Jennifer.Nash@carepartnersor.org for registration details. If you do not have technology available but would like to participate let us know.

“Surviving the Holidays”

Art-Making for Grief

Please join Care Partners by participating in a 90-minute virtual workshop where you can make something to honor your loved one and to give and receive support from others with similar experiences.

This time of year can be challenging when you are grieving someone special to you. One way to manage feelings of loss is to honor your person through art-making. When people are able to mourn in a creative space, those feelings don’t disappear, but they can shift in a healthy way.

During this workshop you will create a frame for a picture of the person that you miss. It can be turned into a wall hanging, ornament, or memento to tuck into a special box. No art background is necessary to gain from this process. It is all about demonstrating your feelings for the person you have lost in a creative form.

Supplies Needed: 

  • Photo of loved one (or a color copy of a picture)
  • Drawing utensils of choice (marker, pen, color pencil)
  • Paper for the frame (examples could be colorful cardstock, cardboard, or any other material you have)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String (optional)

*Sally Rudolph, ATR, LAT is a registered and licensed art therapist in the state of Oregon. She has worked at Care Partners providing art therapy to patients and their families since 2019.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:00 – 5:30 pm

On-Line via Zoom:

This is a virtual group you can attend from the safety and comfort of your own home using a phone, tablet or computer with camera and microphone.

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Call 503-648-9565 or email Jennifer.Nash@carepartnersor.org for registration details. If you do not have technology available but would like to participate let us know.

Additional Community Grief Resources

If our scheduled groups are not at a convenient location or dates for you, most hospices offer grief support groups that are open to the public.

Specialized Support for Children, Teens and Young Adults

For a younger person, the first experience of death can be very difficult, and they may express grief differently from the adults around them.  We refer interested families to the Dougy Center, a globally-recognized grief support organization for young people headquartered in Portland.  They also offer groups in Spanish.  

For more information, please call 503-224-2184 or visit their website:
https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/

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Care Partners is on call around the clock to meet your needs. Call now to speak with an experienced and caring nurse.  We’ve been helping people like you for more than 37 years.