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Bereavement Support Groups




Our Bereavement Support Program is based on the belief that grieving the loss of a loved one can be a process of healing.  We would like to support you in this journey 

  • By providing you with a safe environment where you can share your experiences with others
  • By offering you additional information about grief, bereavement and healing that may help you gain a deeper understanding of the many aspects of grief.

It is in the integration of our emotions, our experiences and our thinking that we can cope more effectively with the about the loss and find new perspectives for living our lives.


The program facilitators and presenters, who have many personal and professional experiences with grief and bereavement, sincerely believe that the wounds of grief can heal and that you can go on to live full and meaningful lives.  We are committed to the welfare of those who attend any portion of the program.  We would like to invite you to join us as you journey down your path of coping with the loss of your loved one(s).


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Baystate Medical Center offers two bereavement support groups:


1. Bereavement Support Group

This English-speaking group is open to all who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  The group meets at 3300 Main Street, Springfield, on the 3rd floor in room 335.


First and third Thursdays of the month:  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Second and fourth Thursdays of the month: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome.  Contact Chaplain Susan Gralinski at 413-794-2899 for more information.


2. Share    

This English-speaking group is open to all who have experienced the death of an infant or child. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, 2nd Floor, West Springfield Conference Room, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  

Walk-ins are welcome. Contact Debbie DePoulot at 413-562-1713 for more information.