Support Groups

Losing a loved one can open up a wide range of feelings.  Everyone has the right to grieve in his or her own way. Studies show that acknowledging and sharing thoughts and feelings reduces loneliness and supports the healing process.  We realize that we are not alone and that others are in comparable situations with similar reactions. There is never a charge for Talbot Hospice support groups. Sessions are open to the public whether or not your loved one was served by Talbot Hospice and regardless of county of residence.

Support Groups meet at 586 Cynwood Drive in the Clark-Guthrie Center. For more information on any of the groups listed below please contact the Bereavement Office at 410-822-6681 or email bdemattia@talbothospice.org.

Caregivers’ Support
Thursdays from 1 - 2:15 p.m.
This ongoing support group meets weekly and is for caregivers who are taking care of a loved one with a life-limiting illness. The meeting offers the opportunity to listen for solutions to challenging situations and a chance to share situations in a compassionate environment. Come as you are and find support from those who are in a similar situation.  

Monthly Grief Group
4th Tuesday of the Month from 5-7 p.m.
August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28
Talbot Hospice offers a grief support group for anyone in the community who has lost a loved one, regardless of whether they were served by Talbot Hospice. 

Looking Ahead: 6-week Grief Support Group Registration is required
Wednesdays: October 18 - November 29, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays: October 19 - November 30, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Shattering the Silence (formerly Silent No More)
2nd Wednesday of the month 6 - 7:30 p.m.
September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13
Talbot Hospice will be offering an ongoing monthly grief support group for those in the community grieving the death of a loved one due to suicide, substance abuse or addiction. 

Child Loss Support Group
3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m.
August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20
Talbot Hospice is partnering with the Child Loss Support Group to offer a monthly group session for anyone in the community who has lost a child.

Pet Loss Bereavement Group
1st Thursday of the month, 6 p.m.
Talbot Humane Society and Talbot Hospice are joining together to offer a Pet Loss Support Group for grieving pet owners. The goal is to provide a safe environment to share your feelings and cherished memories of your beloved pet. We hope to offer comfort as well as tools for healing through this difficult process for you, your pets and other family members. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for light refreshments and fellowship before the meeting. The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge. Please register in advance by contacting Linda Elzey at lwelzey@gmail.com or call Talbot Humane at 410-822-0107.

Finding Hope & Healing through the Holidays: A Grief Support Workshop Registration is required
Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration is required
Learn new ways of coping, healing and navigating the often difficult days of the holidays without our loved ones. For the entire family including activities for children.

For Children and Adolescents
Death can be confusing and upsetting for children and adolescents. Working in conjunction with both public and private schools in Talbot County, Talbot Hospice offers grief support for children and teens that have lost a loved one. If you are interested in having your young person participate, please contact the guidance counselor at your child's school or the Bereavement Office at Talbot Hospice, 410-822-6681 or email bdemattia@talbothospice.org.

Individual Counseling
Counseling is available by appointment for individuals and their family members in anticipation of, or following a death. Please call the Bereavement Office at 410-822-6681 or email bdemattia@talbothospice.org

There is never a charge for any support group.