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Walking Through Grief Support Group

Event Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Saturday mornings, Oct. 15 – Dec. 3 (no session Nov. 12)

This group is now full. Please email Hospice.Bereavement@islandhealth.ca or call 250-519-3040 to be added to the waitlist for the next group session.

This 7-week registered walking group open to all adults in the Greater Victoria Community who are bereaved after the death of someone important in their life. While walking at a relaxed pace with the facilitation of a Victoria Hospice Bereavement Counsellor and Bereavement Volunteer, participants may explore their grief through the movement of walking, through being outdoors in nature, and through being with other grievers in this supported group experience.

When: October 15 to December 3 on Saturday mornings starting at 10:30am. Walks will be approximately 1.5 hours. The first session may be a little longer than the subsequent sessions.

Where: Walks will begin at our Community Support Centre, 102-4450 Chatterton Way

Who: Limited number of registered adult participants who are bereaved following the loss of someone important in their life. A pre-group intake conversation with a counsellor is required to discuss your needs, answer any questions you may have, and determine whether the group is a good fit for you at this time.

Sessions: Each session will open and close with participants gathering in a circle. In between, participants will head out on an approximately hour-long walk.

Register: Please contact us at Hospice.Bereavement@islandhealth.ca or call 250-519-3040 to register or add your name to the waitlist for this support group.

Cost: There is a group fee of $70, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds; bursaries to cover this cost, in part or in full, are available.