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Free Bereavement Programs Scheduled in Ocean County


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 several bereavement groups in Toms River. Facilitated by experienced, licensed clinicians, the groups provide a safe environment to share feelings and gain support as you navigate this difficult time and adjust to loss.

Programs will be offered as follows. Registration required. For more information or to register, please contact Kathy Brommeland at 732-818-6826 or

  • Widow/Widower Recent Loss Group: Mondays; 10 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Young Widow/Widower Recent Loss Group 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month; 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Family Life Interrupted Group 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month A bereavement group for adults who have 6 to 7:30 p.m. experienced the death of a loved one.

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