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Free Bereavement Programs Scheduled in Essex and Monmouth Counties


After a loved one has passed away, individuals may experience a variety of emotions. Some may begin to have anxiety, worried that they will not be able to manage their daily routines. Others speak of a sense of guilt, wondering if they could have done more for their loved one, said something different or made better decisions.

Barnabas Health Hospice understands that grief is a process that is difficult to experience alone. At some point, you may find yourself asking the question, "Why can't I get over it?" The answer is — everyone mourns differently and at different rates. The grieving process has no timetable.

Barnabas Health Hospice's bereavement groups are designed to help individuals through grief at their own pace. Facilitated by experienced, licensed clinicians the groups provide a safe environment to share feelings and gain support.

Programs are offered as follows. Registration required. For more information or to register, please email or call 973-322-4817

Yoga for the bereaved: Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m.; West Orange

General bereavement group: Mondays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; West Orange

Ongoing bereavement drop-in group:

Tuesdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; West Orange

Tuesdays, 3 to 4 p.m.; Newark

Thursdays, 3 to 4 p.m.; Long Branch

Individual grief support sessions: The group environment is not ideal for all who are grieving. Individual grief sessions are available by appointment with our bereavement counselors.

About Barnabas Health Hospice

Comfort the Patient. Heal the Family.®

Barnabas Health Hospice offers compassion and support to both the patient and family - empowering decision making, enhancing quality of life, providing comfort, and when the journey has ended, helping those who remain to cope with the loss and move forward. We collaborate with each patient's Primary Care Physician to offer hospice and palliative care services, throughout 10 New Jersey counties, in private homes, in the hospital, or in long-term care or assisted living facilities. For more information about Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center, visit

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