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Grief Services

We know that the death of a loved one can be a traumatic, difficult experience. Even when the death is anticipated, and the person was ill, it is still never expected. Learning to adjust to life after this experience is challenging. Our team of bereavement professionals will be “walking with” families at this time, teaching them about normal grief, answering questions, staying in touch.

The Bereavement Coordinators facilitates and oversees the bereavement services provided. The bereavement team may include the Bereavement Coordinator, the Social Worker, the Chaplain, and Patient/Family Volunteer.

A team member, usually the Bereavement Coordinator, calls the caregiver within 72 hours following the patient’s death to offer condolences. Another call will follow within two weeks to set-up a time to visit. Routine follow-up is then done at three, six, nine, and 12-month intervals after the death. The caregiver will also receive information about our support groups, individual counseling opportunities, and other materials to provide support and encouragement. Our grief support groups are offered two to three times a month. We also hold an annual Children’s Grief Camp for ages 6-17 that have experienced a significant loss of a loved one.

Bereavement services are optional, however, even if you do not desire visits or wish to participate in the support groups, you may appreciate the monthly newsletter. If you decline services initially, you may change your mind later by calling the office and asking to be added back to the list. Please keep in mind that shortly after a loved one’s death, some people feel that they are doing well but find that months later things may get rough. So, before deciding to decline bereavement follow-up, it may be a good idea to wait a few months.

Bereavement services are available free of charge to our family members, as well as members of the community.


Available Bereavement Services

  • Initial visit by Bereavement Coordinator
  • Quarterly bereavement contacts with monthly mailings
  • Grief education and counseling
  • Monthly support groups for adults
  • Social support group gatherings
  • Grief classes and seminars
  • Grief camp for children and school support (see Kids Path - Brighter Days Children's Camp)
  • Yearly remembrance service
  • Access to a variety of materials through our library and resources


To get more information on Grief Services or to speak to a Grief Support staff member, contact us at 336-789-2922 or toll-free at 1-888-789-2922.

Support Groups

No RSVP needed. If you would like more information, please call the bereavement coordinator associated with the group of interest.


Forsyth County

SOLSTUS (Surviving Overdose Loss Sanely Through Unity & Support) groups for individuals who have lost a loved one due to drug overdose. Call Selene Teague, Outreach Provider Representative, toll-free at 1-888-789-2922 for date, time and location. 


Surry County

2nd Monday of each month

4:30 p.m. Sharing with Tracey

Parkwood Place

601 Johnson Ridge Road, Elkin, NC 28621

Tracey Anderson: 1-336-679-2466


2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday of each month

11:30 a.m. Fonda's Lunch Bunch

Golden Corral

2226 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030

Fonda Younger: 1-336-789-2922


3rd Thursday of each month

6 p.m. Sharing with Tracey

Mountain Valley Hospice's Elkin Office (Pizza is provided.)

688 North Bridge Street, Elkin, NC

Tracey Anderson: 1-336-679-2466


Wilkes County

4th Wednesday of each month

2 p.m. Sharing with Tracey

Rose Glen Manor

240 Independence Avenue, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Tracey Anderson: 1-336-679-2466


3rd Tuesday of every month

10 a.m. Seasons of Change 

Light refreshments served.

Wilkes Senior Resources 

228 Fairplains School Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

336-789-2922 or 336-667-5281


Yadkin County

1st Thursday of each month

11:30 a.m. Sharing with Sarah

Ace's Restaurant

225 East Main Street, Yadkinville, NC 27055

Sarah Tweed: 1-336-679-2466 


2nd Tuesday of each month (Jan-May; Sept-Dec)

2nd Wednesday of each month (June and Aug)

1st Monday of July

10 a.m. Walking Through Bereavement

Yadkinville United Methodist Church

204 West Main Street, Yadkinville, NC 27055

Tracey Anderson: 1-336-679-2466




Carroll County

3rd Thursday of each month

11:30 a.m. Moments with Bruce

Mountain Valley Hospice's Hillsville Office 

1477 Carrollton Pike, Hillsville, VA 24343 

Bruce Thomas: 1-276-728-1030 


Henry County

1st Wednesday of each month

2 p.m. Support with Susie

King's Grant Retirement

350 Kings Way Road, Martinsville, VA 24112

Susie Pool: 1-276-403-4764


Patrick County

3rd Thursday of each month

2 p.m. Sharing with Susie

Stuart United Methodist Church

101 East Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA 24171

Susie Pool: 1-276-403-4764