Grief and Bereavement Services

When someone significant to us dies, only the physical aspect of the relationship ends. The emotional and spiritual aspects of the relationship continue for the rest of our lives.Tree-of-Life

Grief and loss are complex psychological emotions that often have a wide range of reactions. Whether it is the loss of a parent, spouse, sibling, a friend, or the loss of a child, the feeling can bring sadness and suffering never experienced before. When someone with whom we have had a very close relationship dies, it may feel like we are losing a part of ourselves.

The Grief and Bereavement Services at Hospice of the Valley are designed to respond specifically to the needs of individuals and families who are coping with death, loss and grief.

Our grief and bereavement staff is trained to provide the guidance and support needed to help sort through thoughts and feelings people often experience after a loss.

We provide support and services to family and loved ones of hospice patients for 13 months following the death. We are there to help you through the many “firsts” without your loved one – the first birthday, the first anniversary, the first holiday, and other special occasions.

“People die, but the relationship remains with us. Healing does not mean we forget.”

Here is testimonial from a class participant:

“Is there such a thing as “good grief?” I believe that our community has something very close. I recently completed the Grief Recovery Outreach Program, run by Celynn McClarrinon, a certified grief recovery specialist at Hospice of the Valley. The passage of time is not always enough when dealing with grief over a death or loss, and Celynn guided participants down a personal path toward recovery. Losses were treated individually and each participant’s process was guided, rather than led, down a path of deeper understanding of grief. It was a safe environment that fostered trust and compassion without judgment. Through this process, I discovered the cumulative effects of loss and its effects in other areas of my life. It was a personally enriching program, and I encourage those looking for help moving through the grieving process to sign up.”

Grief and Loss Support Groups (Roaring Fork Valley)

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Sean Jeung, Chaplain, Hospice of the Valley, Basalt, Colorado

1st and 3rd Monday
Grand River Hospital
Rifle, Colorado
5:00-6:30 PM

2nd and 4th Monday
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
8:30-10:00 AM

2nd and 4th Wednesday
Basalt, Colorado
12:30-2:00 PM

Interested individuals are asked please to call:
Sean Jeung, Hospice Chaplain for meeting details
970-930-6008  (office) 970-456-3483  (cell) 970-279-5502  (direct)


Hospice of the Valley in Edwards, Grief Recovery Program

We also offer the Grief Recovery Program in Eagle, Colorado.

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Celynn McClarrinon, certified grief recovery specialist and licensed social worker for Hospice of the Valley in Edwards, Colorado

Hospice of the Valley in Edwards will offer a 12-week grief recovery program that will begin on Monday, January 7th from 6-8 pm at the Edwards Interfaith Chapel at 32138 US Highway 6 in Edwards. The cost is $60 for the 12-week class.

Celynn McClarrinon, LSW (licensed social worker) will lead the class and will be cover:

*Action steps to take for moving beyond death, divorce, and other losses.

*People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that.

*This Grief Recovery Outreach Program not only makes that possible, but it provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens.

For more information, please call Celynn McClarrinon, LSW (licensed social worker) at 970-569-7455. Celynn McClarrinon is a certified grief recovery specialist with Hospice of the Valley.


Do you have questions about the Bereavement Programs at Hospice of the Valley? Here are three interviews we have done with TV8 on some of our programs:

Bereavement Programs at Hospice of the Valley in Basalt and Edwards. 

How to Remember a Loved One During the Holidays

What to do When Children Need to Grieve