Grief & Bereavement Services

Grieving is a series of painful experiences over a period of time after the loss of a loved one. It may produce feelings of fear, anger, regret, guilt, loneliness, a sense of uselessness, helplessness, the inability to focus, and occasionally a desire to die. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Each person grieves in his or her own way.  It is important to acknowledge that everyone has a right and a need to grieve.

Our social worker works with clients, families, and loved ones before and following the death. Hospice bereavement services include a support group and regular mailings to families and loved ones of the deceased for one year following the death.

Hospice periodically offers a support group for those dealing with the loss of a loved one. The purpose of the group is to find renewed meaning in life, kinship, friendship, and understanding. Sharing and listening helps group members work through the grieving process. You need not be a hospice family to participate in the group. The group is free and open to all who have lost someone they love. There is also an independent support group in the community, Horizon Connection.

Horizon Connection

The Horizon Connection is a non-profit support group focused solely on helping grieving individuals. The impact of grief on an individual can be physiological, and social. Social connection is a major component of these meetings. Speakers present vital information. 

Contact: Bonnie Jevning
The Horizon Connection
1107 3rd St SE
Bemidji, MN 56601

(218) 751-3118

e-mail: jevdg@paulbunyan.net 

Current meeting schedule:

Horizon Connection meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Lueken’s Village North meeting room (1171 Paul Bunyan Dr NW, Bemidji).