Grief Support

Bereavement care is offered to the patient and family members. Grief support services include support in dealing with loss and grief, counseling and referral to other community services. Family members may be referred to and/or select bereavement support from other community agencies.

Aspirus also offers select bereavement services to the general community in some locations. These services focus on normal grief reactions and are not designed to meet the individual needs of a specific bereaved person.

Upcoming Grief Support Events

How to Begin a New Year with Hope (3 attainable fresh starts for the bereaved)
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January 23, 2024 - In Person Event
Woodson YMCA - Wausau, WI 
1-2pm - Register Here

January 24, 2024 - Virtual ZoomGrief Event
6-7pm - Register Here for Zoom Link

How Grief Changes Your Life - Virtual ZoomGrief Events
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Tuesday, February 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26 (5 Weeks)
6-7pm - Register Here for Zoom Link

Love Never Dies - Creating a healthy and normal connection with someone after loss
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Thursday, March 21, 2024 - In-Person
6-7pm - The Landing, YMCA, Wausau - Register Here

Thursday, March 27, 2024 - ZoomGrief Event
6-7pm - Register Here for Zoom Link

Aspirus At Home In-Person Grief Education and Support (Michigan)
Every Second Wednesday (In Person) 
Zion Lutheran Church, 400 Ingot Street, Hancock, MI  
For more information contact Kellie Luoma at (800) 594-7053   

Wausau Grief Support Group
First Tuesday of the month  
5-6pm - Wausau Library - 2nd Floor  
For more information, call Troy at (715) 393-5172   

Journey to Hope and Healing Grief Support Group
Every second Wednesday of the month
1pm - Aspirus Langlade Hospital, Demulling Conference Room  
112 E Fifth Avenue, Antigo, WI 54409  
For more information, call (715) 623-9437 and ask for Hospice  

Community grief support programs may include: 

Central Wisconsin (Wausau)

  • Grief art
  • Tree of Love & holiday service 
  • Memorial services (Wausau & Langlade)
  • Community education 
  • Grief group resource

U.P. Michigan

  • Annual Service of Remembrance
  • Community education on hospice in general
  • Monthly mailing list of Journeys Newsletter for bereaved families

Service of Remembrance

Service of Remembrance Walk

Additional Support:

Amy Kitsembel
ACCHS Bereavement Coordinator


Online Resources: