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Free Bereavement Programs Scheduled in Toms River


Ocean County, New Jersey – Grieving is a process that has no time table. Each of us mourns differently and at different rates. It is important to be aware of how grieving is impacting your daily life. At some point it may be helpful to seek bereavement counseling for assistance.

As part of its commitment to provide exceptional health care services to the community, Barnabas Health Van Dyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center offers a variety of bereavement groups in Toms River. Each group is facilitated by experienced bereavement professionals and provides participants with a safe environment to share feelings and gain support as they navigate this difficult time and adjust to loss.

Programs will be offered as follows. Registration is required. Please call 732-818-6826 to register or for more information.

Understanding Grief

  • Tuesday, October 15; 10 a.m.

Widow/Widower Recent Loss Group

  • Mondays, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Young Widow/Widower Recent Loss Group

  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month; 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Family Life Interrupted
A bereavement group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month; 6 – 7:30 p.m.

About Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center
Comfort the Patient. Heal the Family.

The health care team at Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center has been privileged to serve more than 52,000 patients and their families during one of the most personal times of their lives. Specially trained experts in end-of-life care are honored to provide comprehensive and compassionate medical, emotional and spiritual care at a time when it is needed most. Our programs, which serve infants, children, adults and the elderly, honor the individual choices and values of each patient and family, while offering full access to the broad array of services provided by Barnabas Health. For more information, please visit

Date: October 7, 2013

Contact: Lisa Tortorello
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