Grief Support

Finding comfort

Optage Hospice offers faith-based, dementia-sensitive support and education across Presbyterian Homes & Services communities (virtually and in-person) for residents, families and staff, as well as to the broader community.

This offering comes in addition to 13 months of bereavement support to families of hospice clients after they die.

Contact us to learn more about grief support.

Distinctive difference

As part of the Optage Hospice family, your loved ones will continue to receive the same level of personalized attention from your dedicated chaplain throughout their bereavement.

Join us for support

  • Forward with Grief: Monthly grief group
  • Family Connections: Grief support for families
  • Optage Family Connections: Support for hospice caregivers and those grieving a loss

To learn more about grief support groups and get connected, please call 651-746-8200.


Dedicated to a life well lived.

Todd Luken Campus Pastor, Johanna Shores

Todd Luken

Campus Pastor, Johanna Shores

Nothing heals a human heart more than being with someone who is experiencing something similar. It can help both ways: the person facing fresh grief can be encouraged by one who has been there before, and the experienced griever grows by supporting another. Helping others is the key to mental health.

Anne Mickelson of Boutwells Family Connections

Anne Mickelson

Boutwells Family Connections

In our group, something magical happened. We connected on a different level, learned stories about each other and the person we’re each caring for, and talked about our shared caregiving path, through all the joy and anguish that entails. Caregiving can be so isolating. This group helped me to know that I was not alone.

Kathy Meloch of Waverly Gardens

Kathy Meloch

Waverly Gardens

When I first inquired about attending the grief group, the facilitator asked me what I was looking for. I said, ‘I am looking for somewhere to belong.’ That is what the group has given me…a place to belong.

We are here to help.

Let’s work together.