Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island Offers Help for Parents Who Have Lost Adult Children

Providence, RI – Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island (HHPCRI), Rhode Island’s leader in hospice and palliative care for more than three decades, is offering a free support group in Providence for parents who have lost adult children. The eight-week group will be held every Wednesday beginning November 4 through December 23 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the organization’s new facility located at 1085 North Main Street in Providence. Registration is required as there is limited space. Please call 415-4300 to register.

“Grief knows no age barrier,” states Morgan Ban-Draoi, MA, Bereavement Care Supervisor at HHPCRI. “The loss of a child is devastating and its impact is profound. Parents don’t expect to outlive their children.”

According to statistics, this group is not alone. It is estimated that 1 in 10 parents over 60 years old have suffered the loss of a child.

“Groups such as these can help you find ways to survive and thrive after a loss. If you are feeling overwhelmed by a loss, a support group may help you work through it,” says Ban-Draoi. “Support groups can reduce feelings of isolation, build relationships, provide mutual support and solve common problems. Most importantly, they provide a safe and secure environment to experience the pain of loss.”

Helping people cope with the difficult times that follow a death is part of the mission of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island (HHPCRI) and the purpose of the Bereavement Program. HHPCRI offers a wide variety of support groups in Bristol, Greenville, Wakefield, Westerly, Woonsocket, East Greenwich, East Providence and in Providence. For more information about these Bereavement Support Groups, please call the Bereavement Department at 415-4300.