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Grief, which is our heart’s response to loss, is an ever-present part of life’s journey. Whether it be the loss of a loved one, loss of purpose, or loss of anything we hold dear, grief is not something we are necessarily taught how to handle. We, at Twin City Cremations & Funeral Services, are dedicated to meeting the needs of our families and of the community. In an effort to do this, we have partnered with a Hospice to form a Grief Support Group for families and loved ones – not only those we have come to know through our Funeral Home, but those in the community.
Our Grief Support Group will start August 30, 2018 at 6:30pm. Then, beginning Sept 6, the group will meet every other Thursday through Nov. 15 at 6:30pm. The location will be at our funeral home located at 122 N. Spruce Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Anyone can start coming at any time during the series of sessions.
These are very informal sessions that will be sensitive to the needs of the group. We hope that those who are working through the grief process will join us. Our hope is that we can support you during your journey and assist you in finding peace and healing during a time of sorrow.
Grief is a normal response to loss. It is also a process in which you may experience many emotions that come and go. Grief does not follow a timetable and everyone goes through this process differently. We are here to support our families throughout the grief process. Below is a list of resources we hope will provide comfort and support during your time of sorrow.
“Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting.” By: Dave Furman
“Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering.” By: Tim Keller
“Experiencing Grief.” By: H. Norman Wright
“Grace For The Widow.” By: Joyce Rogers
“Getting To The Other Side of Grief: Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse” By: Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge & Robert C. De Vries
“Journeying Through Grief” By: Kenneth C. Haugk, Ph.D. Series of 4 Books
“Grieving A Suicide” By: Albert Y. Hsu
In addition to the bereavement services for the families we serve, we have provided some helpful grief support links below:
Webhealing.com, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.
Willowgreen offers support and information for those dealing with life transition & aging, illness & caregiving, loss & grief, and hope & spirituality. The site offers advice, products, and inspirational materials.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.
Growth House is an award-winning website that offers international resources for life-threatening illnesses and end of life care. The site features hypertext topic pages that explain major issues across the spectrum of hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, grief, death with dignity, and quality improvement. It also offers disease-specific guides, an online bookstore, and even their own radio station.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.
Our support in your time of need does not end after the funeral services. Enter your email below to receive a grief support message from us each day for the next year. You can unsubscribe at any time.