Supportive Care & Grief Services

Maison McCulloch Hospice invites you to attend

« I’m Not Alone »

an online grief discussion group 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related safety directives, Maison McCulloch Hospice (MMH) will be resuming Grief Discussion Groups via internet using  ZOOM  video conferencing.

Through our Supportive Care Services, we are better able to ensure that the psychosocial and spiritual needs of our residents, clients and families are met, both through the dying process and the grief and bereavement stages. These services allow our team to:

  1. Assess the psychosocial and spiritual needs of residents and clients of the Residential Program and the Shared Care Team;
  2. Develop a psychosocial and spiritual care plan for residents and clients of the Residential Program and the Shared Care Team, and update regularly;
  3. Provide support to meet the wide range of cultural, spiritual and religious needs of those we serve;
  4. Provide support to meet the wide range of psychosocial, social, and practical needs of those we serve both during the dying process and after the death has occurred;
  5. Advocate on behalf of those we serve;
  6. Intervene in general crisis stress management and spiritual or religious crisis management;
  7. Assist with outreach client assessment, with members of the Shared Care Team;
  8. Assist with critical decision-making when faced with dilemmas and crisis;
  9. Provide grief and bereavement support through follow-up program and grief recovery program, which includes telephone follow-up calls, individual grief coaching sessions, and group discussions;
  10. Facilitate and/or promote workshops and information sessions on the role of Supportive Care and on the topic of grief and bereavement within palliative care and other contexts, within the community.

Grief coaching is offered one-on-one to anyone in the community, not only residents, clients and families of the Hospice.

For more information on the program, please contact our Manager of Supportive Care & Grief Services by calling 705-674-9252 ext. 227.

You may choose one of two sessions offered each month.

  • September
    Monday Sept. 19, 2022 – 2 p.m.
    Wednesday Sept. 21, 2022 – 6 p.m.
  • October
    Monday Oct. 17, 2022 – 2 p.m.
    Wednesday Oct. 19, 2022 – 6 p.m.
  • November
    Monday Nov. 14, 2022 – 2 p.m.
    Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022 – 6 p.m.
  • December
    Monday Dec. 12, 2022 – 2 p.m.
    Wednesday Dec. 14, 2022 – 6 p.m.

TO ACCESS ONE OF THESE MEETINGS, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. You may use a laptop, a desktop with speakers and microphone, a tablet or a cell phone
  2. Contact the group facilitator at:

By email normand@maisonsudburyhospice.org or by phone (705) 674-9252, ext. 227

Leave a message with the all of the following information:

  • Your name, phone number and email address

(note: you must have an email address to access these meetings)

  • Indicate the date of the group discussion you wish to attend that month
  1. A “ZOOM” invitation with the link giving you access to the meeting will be emailed to you.
  2. On the day of the scheduled meeting:
  • Make sure your camera, speaker and microphone work
  • Test your internet connection
  • In the emailed invitation, follow the instructions to access the meeting and click on the link
  • Once on the website, click “Join Meeting” and the facilitator will admit you to the meeting.

These discussion groups are open to the general public.

If you know someone who has recently experienced the death of a loved-one, please extend this invitation to them.