Hospice Support Services for Families in Southwest Georgia
Family members play a vital role in the care and well-being of hospice patients. We offer many support services for family members so that you are able to focus on enjoying the final days with your loved one.
Our support services are helpful for family members throughout their journey.
- Respite care
- Emotional support and counseling
- Chaplain services
- Bereavement support
- Grief support groups
- Memorial services
Hospice of Southwest Georgia Events and Programs
Hospice of Southwest Georgia offers a multitude of support programs and events for families and patients throughout the year. For more information on any of the events or programs listed below, please contact the Bereavement Coordinator with Hospice of Southwest Georgia. Or, give us a call at (229) 584-5500.
Camp HEAL is a bereavement camp that helps children ages 6 – 12 learn to cope with the loss of a loved one by having a safe and fun environment to have their own voice and begin to heal. It is open to all children in our community and hospice families that have suffered a loss through death.
The day camp is funded through designated gifts made to the Archbold Foundation. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, Camp Heal is available free of charge to any child who has recently experienced a loss.
Camp HEAL 2023
For more information, please contact the Bereavement Coordinator at 229-584-5505.
Good Grief Support Group
Good Grief is an informal group therapy session focused on topics and activities that help individuals cope with grief experiences. Facilitators are professionals that are versed in the field of grief and end-of-life. These group sessions provide support and strategies for coping with the realities of grief. The sessions are free and open to the public.
Good Grief sessions are usually on a Thursday afternoon at 2 pm and typically last approximately 1 hour.
Good Grief Session – March 23, 2023 at 2pm
Using Art to Aid in the Grieving Process
Thomas University, Campus Center Classroom – 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, GA
Co-hosted with Rich Curtis, Associate Professor of Art at Thomas University, this Good Grief session will include a lecture, discussion and hands-on activities. Curtis will speak about his experience as a hospice volunteer, as well as share one of his ongoing legacy projects titled Hands of Wisdom. He will talk about strategies for using art to connect with patients and their families. Call for more information and to reserve your spot. 229-584-5505.
Good Grief Session – April 13, 2023 at 2pm
Music and Its Influence on Grief
Thomas County Library – Flipper Room
Michael Bass, Chaplain, will present a session featuring the benefits of music and elements that can allow healing after death. Please bring a significant song/music that brings meaning to you at this time in your life (via Apple Music, Pandora, YouTube, etc). Call for more information and to reserve your spot. 229-584-5505.
Hospice of Southwest Georgia holds a yearly service honoring those who have touched our lives. The 2023 date will be announced soon.
We’re Here for Your Family. Contact Us Today!
Are you interested in learning how our hospice support services can help you?
Call Hospice of Southwest Georgia at (229) 584-5500.