Grief & Spiritual Support
When we experience the death of someone close to us, it is natural and normal to grieve our loss. Grief lasts longer than most people expect, and we may need support beyond what family or friends can provide. Agrace offers grief services to anyone in the community experiencing loss due to death, even if your loved one was not an Agrace patient.
In addition to the programs below, many helpful resources on the grief process can be found on our grief support page.
Play the video above to learn how Agrace grief groups help Katharine Hoffmann and others through their grief.
Grief Support Groups
Offered at various locations throughout Agrace HospiceCare’s service area, grief support groups provide a safe and supportive environment to talk about thoughts and feelings, and to find support from others who are sharing similar experiences. View our upcoming grief support groups on our calendar.
Holiday Remembrance Programs
Holiday Remembrance Programs give those who have suffered a loss the opportunity to find strength and fellowship as they enter the holiday season. Music, readings and a time for remembering those who have died are included in these programs. They also give participants information on coping skills and creating holiday rituals. View dates and times of upcoming Holiday Remembrance Programs.
A place of peace and reflection, Agrace’s Memorial Brick Walk winds around the fountain and pond on the grounds of Agrace’s Madison campus. The walk offers patients, family members and other visitors a quiet reminder of those who have left an imprint on our lives. New bricks are dedicated once a year. Proceeds of brick purchases help Agrace provide much-needed services, including our community grief support groups.
Please call (608) 276-4660 or visit our brick walk page if you would like to remember someone by dedicating a brick in their name.
Butterfly Memorial - Janesville
In 2015, Agrace is dedicating a new memorial on the grounds of our campus in Janesville. The Butterfly Memorial is a beautifully crafted set of wrought-iron garden trellises. Each year, personalized butterflies are added to the trellises in honor or in memory of special people, creating a peaceful place for visitors.
Three sizes of butterflies are available for purchase. They are dedicated and added to the memorial once a year. Proceeds of butterfly purchases help Agrace provide much-needed services, including our community grief support groups. Please call (608) 314-2927 or click here for more details about how you can honor a loved one with butterfly purchase.