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Hospice Bereavement Services - helping survivors manage their grief

A notice to those who have lost a loved one in the Fairview Hospice Program within the last year.

Fairview Hospice Bereavement services will enhance communication by emailing announcements about upcoming events as well as newsletters and noteworthy topics related to the grief process to those who wish to receive communication in this manner.

You can subscribe to our email communication by clicking on the following link and requesting email communication.

Resources that may be helpful: 

For information on grief and loss help, contact Fairview Hospice Bereavement Services:
Twin Cities metro area: 612-728-2455
Princeton area: 763-389-1923; toll-free 800-285-5647
Or e-mail us at

Bereavement Letters
Our letters contain bereavement information including upcoming classes and support groups:
2014                                                                                   2013
January 2014                                                                   August 2013 Bereavement letter
March 2014                                                                      October 2013 Bereavement letter
April 2014
July/August 2014
August/Sept 2014

Upcoming Events 2014
Monthly Grief Support Group (Bloomington) 
Group will not meet in July and August
We will resume meeting in September on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. First meeting September 9, 2014.
We meet at Fairview Oxboro Clinic, 600 W. 98th St., Bloomington. There is no need to register. Just come for support. Call 952-885-6183 with questions.

July 20, 2014
Concert at Lake Harriet Band Shell with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra
Please join us on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. for a free concert at the Lake Harriet Band Shell in Minneapolis. We’ll gather to enjoy the music by the beautiful city lake setting and be encouraged by sharing the event together.
What to bring?  A lawn chair, your own beverage and a snack to share if you wish.
Where to meet?  When you are standing at the back of the rows of benches and looking forward to the band shell, we will meet at the right back corner of the benches. Please look for a sign sticking up from Cindi’s lawn chair that says “FAIRVIEW GROUP”.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Cindi McKee, Fairview Hospice Grief Counselor at 952-885-6183 so we can plan for space needed. All are invited. As always, there is no charge. Wishing you hope and healing!

Grief 101 Class (Bloomington)
September 23, 2014 6:30 p.m.-800 p.m.
Fairview Oxboro Clinic
600 W. 98th St.
Bloomington, MN
Grief is a natural human experience that every person encounters at some time in their lives. New research on bereavement tells us that we are  "wired" for healing and that grief need not overwhelm us. If this is true, why does grief hurt so much? Come and learn about the normal experience of grief, how healing happens, and where to find hope in the process. Join us. Registration is required. Please call Chris Dooley-Harrington at 952-885-6197.

Fairview Youth Grief Services
We know that both youths and parents need support in times of grief. Fairview Youth Grief Services offers a range of services including a grief support series. It provides youths with a safe place to freely express grief. The series also offers support and education for parents. Visit Fairview Youth Grief Services for more information.

Princeton Monthly Grief Support Group
This group meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Fairview Northland Hospital. Registration is not required. For more information call 763-389-6405.

*For more information, email
or call 612-728-2455.
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