Losing loved ones is one of the most difficult things you will ever endure. The trained clinical and grief counseling staff at Institute on Aging are here to help with grieving the loss of a friend, loved one, or associate. We provide support in group environments for people who may have experienced a traumatic loss, and also provide individual grieving consultations. Adults of any age can attend. Our programs include:
8-week Traumatic Loss Grief Group
Eight weekly sessions exploring traumatic loss, including but not limited to loss by suicide, homicide, accident, and/or physical illness. This is a closed group for adults of any age with a structured format for each session.
$30/session or $200 for the 8 sessions
Saturday mornings 10am -12pm offered quarterly
8-week Advanced Traumatic Loss Grief Group
Eight weekly sessions for adult participants of any age who have completed the 8-week basic group or its equivalent. This group is designed for those who want to explore their grief further and want additional support. This is a closed group with a structured format for each session.
$35 - $50/session or $250 - $400 for the 8 sessions based on income
Saturday morning Drop–In Grief Group
Drop-in grief group is offered for adults of any age that have experienced loss. While there is a focus on traumatic loss, the group is available to all grievers. Facilitators rotate between staff and trained interns.
Saturday mornings 10:30am – 12pm
Individual Traumatic Loss Grief Support
Individual support offered to adults who are experiencing difficult losses. Staff includes Friendship Line Director Dr. Patrick Arbore, multiple Friendship Line staff, and master's and doctoral-level interns.
Sliding payment scale $50-$150 per session depending on income level
Monthly Traumatic Loss Drop–In Group
Once a month drop-in group for those who have completed the 8-week basic group. This group is available to participants' even years after they have completed the basic group and offers continuing grief support.
$25 per participant
Friday evenings 7-9pm