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 

Living River Quartet In Concert
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Friday, May 31, 2024 - In-Person
6:30-8pm - Holiday Inn & Suites at Cedar Creek, 1000 Imperial Dr., Rothschild - Free will donations

Speaking of Grief...Let's Talk
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Tuesdays: JUNE 11, 18, 25 (3 Weekly Sessions) - In-Person
The Landing -YMCA, Wausau, WI, 3-4pm and 4:30-5:30pm - Register Here

Speaking of Grief...Open Session: Sharing Your Story
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June 11, 18, 25 (3 sessions) closed after first group - In-Person
3:00-4:00pm and 4:30-5:30pm - The Landing, YMCA, Wausau - Register Here
Registration is required. No Charge for Members or Non-Members

Visits from the Twilight Zone
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Thursday, June 20, 2024, 6-7pm CST
Register for the Zoom link - Register Here

Give Sorrow Words...Silence is Not Golden
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Tuesdays In Person: August 13, 20, 27 and Sept. 3, 10 - 5:30-7:00pm 
The Landing, YMCA, Wausau, WI - Register Here

Virtual Zoom: Thursdays Aug 15, 22, 29 and Sept 5, 12, 10 - 6-7pm CST
Register for the Zoom link -  Register Here

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: