Grief Resources

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

Upcoming Events 2014
Monthly Grief Support Group (Bloomington) 
2nd Saturday Support Group.
Join us on 2nd Saturday of every month to explore resources and grief education related to the death of your loved one. We meet at Fairview Oxboro Clinic, 600 W. 98th St., Bloomington, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the lower level. There is no need to register. Just come for support. Call 952-885-6183 with questions.

Upcoming Topics Are:
May 10:
Remembering Our Parents 
A special time to honor and remember your parents who have died.  All are invited, even if your parents were not in the Fairview system.  Bring pictures to share. Led by our Bereavement Staff.

June 14:  When Bad Things Happen to Good People.
A moving and thoughtful reflection on the book by that name by Rabbi Kushner.  Led by Catherine Duncan, Fairview Hospice Spiritual Care.

Metro and Princeton Service of Remembrance
Princeton Service of Remembrance—Thursday May 8th at 6:00 p.m. at Christ the Light Catholic Church

Metro Blessing of the Names 6:30 p.m. and Service of Remembrance at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday May 20, Centennial Lakes Park, Edina
Please respond to the invitation received in the mail. Thanks. 
Grief 101 Class (Bloomington)
Tuesday June 3, 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.

4-Week Support Group (Bloomington)
Thursdays in June (June 5, 12, 19, 26)
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Fairview Oxboro Clinic
600 W. 98th St.
Bloomington, MN
This support group meets to provide opportunities to learn about the grieving process, offer emotional support, and share one's story as you choose. There is no charge for this group, but registration is required and after the second week, the group will be closed. To register, or for more information, 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.

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