Cindy Fanning, LMSW

La Grange Bereavement Coordinator

GRIEF

SUPPORT 

We are here to walk alongside you during your time of grief. As the only non-profit hospice, Hospice Brazos Valley offers an enhanced level of grief support services and resources to help those grieving the loss of a loved one.  These programs are led by Hospice Brazos Valley Bereavement Coordinators who are experts at helping to heal grieving hearts. 

Community support allows these grief support groups and events to be open to the public at no cost to attend. We invite you to attend a grief support group or event near you.

Should your schedule not permit your attendance, please view our list of free grief support resources available when you are.

ALL ARE INVITED

All support resources, groups, and programs are offered at no cost and are open to the public thanks to generous community support.  Many of our support groups welcome

both those who wish to attend regularly or those who drop-in and listen. 

To view full listing of our current grief support offerings,

view the full calendar using button below. Or download the flyer for our Bryan grief offerings.

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Side by Side Beginner Dance Class

Develop a compassionate support system as you engage in a beginner dance class. Goals include grief education, self-care, & building friendships.

Led by HBV Bereavement Coordinator Bri Colvin, LMSW & Bereavement Associate/Dance Instructor Tiffany Weiss.

NO prior dance experience necessary! 

Location: Meyer Senior & Community Center
275 Dartmouth St, College Station, TX 77840
Dates: 

July 26 | Aug 9 | Aug 23 | Sept 13 | Sept 27

Oct 11 | Oct 25 | Nov 8 | Nov 22

RSVP to 979-821-2266bcolvin@hospicebrazosvalley.org

COVID-19 pre-screening required.

Walk through the park and develop a compassionate support system while remaining physically active.
Led by HBV Bereavement Coordinator Bri Colvin, LMSW.
Open to any adult grieving the loss of a loved one.
No cost to participate & open to the public

Location: Local Bryan/College Station Parks

Dates: Sept-Nov, 2nd & 4th Saturdays* 8:30-9:30am

RSVP is required

979-821-2266bcolvin@hospicebrazosvalley.org
*COVID-19 pre-screening & masks required

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Grief Support Group available to all those ages 18+ grieving the loss of a loved one. This group will be facilitated by Hospice Brazos Valley Bereavement Coordinator

Bri Colvin, LMSW. 

Open to the public.  No cost to participate.
Dates: 1st Wednesdays

August-November, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sterling House, 105 North Sterling Ave, Bryan, TX 77802
RSVP required. To participate, email bcolvin@hospicebrazosvalley.org
Instructions will be emailed to you. Questions? Call 979-821-2266

Group Grief Support | Brenham

Connect with other grieving hearts for support,

healing and guidance.  Join the call to only listen or be an active participant. Open to all adults grieving the loss of a loved one.

Dates: Tuesdays

August-December , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Led by HBV Bereavement Coordinator, Debra Johnson, M Div.

Handouts will be emailed prior to meeting.

No cost to participate and open to the public.

RSVPs required. RSVP by phone or via email. 

979.277.9525 |  djohnson@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

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Dial in and join by phone for education and support. 

Focused on those who have a loved one

or are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or Dementia.  Led by HBV Bereavement Coordinator, Debra Johnson, M Div.

Dates: The 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings

August 11, 2021 to December 14, 2021. The group will not meet on November 23, 2021.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

RSVP required.  Open to the public.

RSVP by phone or via email. 

979.277.9525 |  djohnson@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

Support group for parents or grandparents grieving the loss

of a child of any age. 

Location: Hospice Brazos Valley La Grange, 1048 N. Jefferson

Dates: 4th Tuesday monthly, 10:00am  - 11:30am

July 27 | Aug 24 |Sept 28 | Oct 26 | Nov 23

RSVP required.  Open to the public.

RSVP by phone or via email. 

979.968.6913 |  cfanning@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

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Monthly support group for men & women grieving the loss of a spouse. This group will share feelings, solutions,

frustrations, tears and laughter.

Location: Hospice Brazos Valley La Grange, 1048 N. Jefferson

Dates: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 10:00am  - 11:30am

July 20 | Aug 17 |Sept 21 | Oct 19 | Nov 16

RSVP required.  Open to the public.

RSVP by phone or via email. 

979.968.6913 |  cfanning@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

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A 6-week workshop for adults grieving the loss of a loved one.

Call for registration details.

Location: Hospice Brazos Valley La Grange, 1048 N. Jefferson

Dates: Thursdays

10:00am - 11:30am

RSVP required.  Open to the public.

RSVP by phone or via email. 

979.968.6913 |  cfanning@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

GRIEF RESOURCES

BOOKS

HBV grief support specialists' recommendations for the best books and reading materials to help mend grieving hearts.  

WEBSITES

Seeking ways to help support grieving loved ones?  These links can be quickly and easily shared to uplift or encourage.

HOSPICE
CHAPLAINS

Hospice chaplains seek to provide spiritual, emotional, and relational support to our patients & families to enhance their quality of life.  Chaplains are a unique member of the hospice team that meets you where you are, to support you in the ways that you desire most.  If you are a member of a church or religious family, chaplains can offer an additional layer of support.  While your pastor/spiritual leader is like your primary care physician, hospice chaplains are like specialists, trained to walk you through this unique journey.  

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Doug Tromblee

Hospice Brazos Valley Chaplain

ABOVE & BEYOND SUPPORT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that a hospice must make bereavement services available to a patient's family for up to one year following the death of a patient.  However, Hospice Brazos Valley goes above & beyond this minimum requirement offering bereavement services for 18 months following the death of a patient.  This support is provided through regular correspondence by mail, phone calls, one-on-one counseling, and a variety of grief support groups and classes. In addition, our grief support offerings are open to the public and are no cost to attend.  Hospice Brazos Valley routinely provides grief support services to workplaces, schools, churches, or civic groups.  Simply contact the office nearest you to schedule.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Celebration of Life

A special time of healing and reflection hosted annually to celebrate the lives of loved ones for whom we were honored to provide hospice care.  The program includes music, a reading of names, candle ceremony, poem, and message from Hospice Brazos Valley leadership.  Family, friends, and loved ones are all invited to attend this meaningful event.

Click here for more information.  

Hosted in-person at Brazos Center, Bryan, Texas| October 7, 2021, 6:30pm

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Service of Remembrance

Join us for a special time of healing and reflection as we celebrate the lives of our loved ones.  This event is held annually in our Brenham and LaGrange service areas during the holiday season.

Click here for more information. Questions: Call 979-821-2266

December 9, 2021, 11:00am| Resources and momento will be mailed to families we were honored to serve

Uplifting guidance for handling holiday hurdles of grief and coping.

Led by Bereavement Coordinator Brierra Colvin, LMSW.

No cost to attend.  Open to the public. RSVPs appreciated.

Click here for more information.

Hosted Virtually via Zoom 

Coming November 2021

Questions? Email: bcolvin@hospicebrazosvalley.org

 

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MESSAGE

As a non-profit, Hospice Brazos Valley's grief support services are available to all grieving hearts seeking hope.  These services are offered at no cost thanks to generous community support.  Our team of professionals are trained to walk through you through your grief unique journey.  You are not alone.  Help is here.  Send a message to our grief support team below:

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