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Bereavement/Support

As part of comprehensive end-of-life care from VNSNY, we provide specialized services designed to help families cope with the loss of a loved one. Our bereavement counselors, social workers, and chaplains are available to help families and loved ones, including children, through this difficult time.

VNSNY's bereavement staff offers a thirteen-month program for the families and loved ones of patients, following the patient's death. These services include support groups, grief and loss presentations, literature mailings, and an annual Interfaith Memorial Service. This program also serves those who experienced a non-hospice death (such as a sudden or traumatic loss) through bereavement support groups and seminars that educate about loss.

To find a VNSNY bereavement support group near you, click on the link for the most recent VNSNY Bereavement Newsletter on the right-hand side of this page. 

Upcoming event: partner loss panel discussion 
Can i develop a loving relatinship again?

This panel discussion is presented in an effort to support grieving partners and spouses who may have conflicting feelings when they contemplate the possibility of reinvesting themselves in another relationship. We'll be discussing questions such as: Will I always feel married even though my partner has died? No one could ever replace my loved one, but is it okay to seek companionship? It has been a long time since I wasn't part of a couple and I feel awkward around other singles. Is it in the best interest of my children for me to consider having other relationships? 

Our Partner Loss Panel discussion is a part of the Pelkey Educational Series and is offered free of charge to hospice families as well as members of the community. You must call to register. Please contact Marykay King at 212-760-3138 for more information.

Date: Monday, September 29
Time: 6:00–7:30 pm
For more information, including event location, please contact Marykay King at 212-760-3138 or Marykay.King@vnsny.org.

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Contact

For more information about VNSNY’s Bereavement services, please contact Vince Corso at 212-609-1905 or email us at bereavement@vnsny.org.

To learn more about end-of-life care from VNSNY, please call us at
1-212-609-1900.