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Bereavement and Support Groups

Centra Hospice offers virtual educational and supportive groups for adults dealing with the death of a loved one.

Our approach to care

We help you understand the grief process. Services are available to family/friends of patients served by Centra Hospice up to 13 months from the death. Additionally, we offer individual counseling, regularly-scheduled memorial services and referrals for additional community resources.  

Our support groups are free and open to the community. Some topics include grief and Covid-19, managing the loss of a parent, loss of spouse/partner, loss of a child, loss of a sibling and suicide grief support. 

While everyone deals with grief differently, there are common experiences that grieving persons share:

  • Change in sleep and/or appetite patterns 
  • Decreased energy
  • Anxiousness
  • Difficulty concentrating/making decisions
  • Forgetfulness
  • The feeling of being in a fog
  • Heightened sensitivity
  • A desire to cocoon immediately following the death
  • Guilt
  • Relief
  • Would have, should have, could have, what if?
  • Why, why now, why this way?
  • Questioning the meaning of life

While each person's journey through grief is unique, it is important to know you are not alone. Call or email us at 


Centra Hospice grief support group schedule

Centra Hospice in-person and virtual Groups meet monthly from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The virtual group meets on the first Tuesday on Zoom and the in-person group meets on the third Tuesday in the Centra Lynchburg Hospice conference room at 2097 Langhorne Road in Lynchburg.

Our groups provide grief support through some of the following situations:

  • Grief after a long-term illness
  • Managing the loss of a parent
  • When your spouse or partner dies
  • The loss of a child
  • Suicide grief support
  • The loss of a sibling