Welcome to House of Light, a blog produced and managed by the staff of Casa de la Luz Hospice. Casa de la Luz ("house of light" in Spanish) is a locally owned and operated hospice, serving the city and surrounding communities of Tucson, Arizona. Through this blog, we hope to offer education, information, and support about caregiving and hospice care to terminally ill patients and their loved ones. For more information, visit the contact us page.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Tucson Grief Support Groups

After the death of a loved one, we experience grief in our own unique way. Casa de la Luz Hospice is here to support you in your grief journey. Our bereavement team can provide you with support and connect you to local community resources. We offer a selection of support groups where you can find comfort and guidance with others.

We at Casa know that there are some universal grief responses, and we encourage you to honor your feelings. There is no set time frame for grieving, so allow yourself time to heal.

Listed below are our grief support group options. To learn more about our grief support groups, contact our office at 520-544-9890 or e-mail us at info@casahospice.com. All groups are open to the public, and free of charge, however, donations to the Casa de la Luz Foundation are gratefully accepted.

Casa de la Luz Hospice also offers a Celebration of Life Memorial Service twice a year to remember the lives of those who have died on our service. This is a powerful opportunity to honor the memory of your loved one. The Celebration of Life service is hosted in the fall and in the spring at St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church. The bereavement department mails an invitation to the family members for the relevant service. You can contact our office for dates and times.

Casa de la Luz Hospice Grief Support Groups

Friday Support Group
Open group for newly bereaved and other grieving individuals.  Offers support and discussion of topics of immediate need in a safe environment with a facilitator. The group meets each Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Casa de la Luz Conference Center, 7889 N. Oracle Road. No registration required.

Healing Journeys
 Appropriate for individuals whose loss is two or more months. This is an eight-week structured group program for support and education. The session utilizes Understanding Your Grief, by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt. Healing Journeys groups meet at the Casa de la Luz Conference Center and at other locations around Tucson. Registration is required, and  materials are provided. Day and evening groups are available. Please call the office for dates, times, locations, and to register.

Men and Grief
This is a special opportunity for men grieving the loss of a loved one. The group is offered periodically throughout the year.  Please contact our office for more information.

Continuing the Journey
 This support group is appropriate for individuals whose loss has been 10 months or more.
 It is intended for individuals who have completed the first Healing Journeys program or the Men and Grief group. The six-week series focuses on transforming loss into new possibilities. Notification will be sent to those who have completed Healing Journeys or Men and Grief.
Registration is required. Please contact our office with any questions or to register for the group.

Survivors of Suicide
This group is designed for individuals who are living with a loss by suicide of a loved one. A eight-session structured group for support and education will be offered periodically throughout the year.  Registration is required. Please call us for more information and to register. 

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