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Bereavement Services

Lincolnland Hospice of Sarah Bush Lincoln provides free community bereavement services in a wide variety of formats to meet the diverse needs of community members. Services are offered one-on-one and in group and family settings, and is available to all. Below are structured bereavement programs.

Grief Support Groups

Hopeful Horizons
A grief support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets from 1 to 2:30 pm, the third Thursday of each month at Prairie Pavilion 2, in the Lincolnland Hospice office conference room. Please wear a mask.

Hopeful Horizons will resume Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Pathways Through Grief
A grief support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm, on the first Wednesday of the month in the Madison Room in the Lumpkin Family Center at Sarah Bush Lincoln. Please wear a mask.

Pathways Through Grief will resume Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

Lincolnland Hospice Memorial Service
Lincolnland Hospice hosts an annual memorial service filled with stories, readings, remembrance of those we have lost, singing and sharing. It is open to anyone who has experienced a loss. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 service in October has been cancelled.

Memory Day
Memory Day is geared toward children who have experienced the death of a loved one. It focuses on cherished memories children have of special people or pets they have lost in their lives, as well as pay tribute to them. As part of the event, children will have a safe, structured environment to talk about their feelings.

Windows to Heaven
Windows to Heaven is a celebration of life that honors children who have died. Hand-crafted windows line the walls of the Health Center’s chapel and hold more than 200 stars honoring children that have died too soon. The silver stars can be purchased throughout the year for $30 each and are engraved with each child’s name. An annual celebration is held, at which each child is remembered.

Helping Students Grieve
Lincolnland Hospice is aware that children, too, mourn the death of a loved one. They experience the loss and grieve in their own special way. Any drastic change in a child’s life can cause emotional upheaval. Lincolnland Hospice works with staff and counselors in area schools to help provide grief groups and individual counseling for those students in need of help with their grief.

For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055.