SBL Hospice of Sarah Bush Lincoln provides free community bereavement services in a wide variety of formats to meet the diverse needs of community members. Services are offered one-on-one and in group and family settings, and is available to all. Below are structured bereavement programs.
Grief Support Groups
Pathways Through Grief
A grief support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 6:30 to 8 pm, on the first Wednesday at Prairie Pavilion 2, 1004 Health Center Drive, Suite 202 (second floor, top of stairs) in the Lincolnland Hospice office conference room. To register, call 1-800-454-4055.
Please meet in the main lobby with the facilitator.
Understanding Your Grief
When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand the complex and painful thoughts and feelings you often have. Join us for this FREE eight-week grief support group where you will explore ways to help yourself heal. To register, call 1-800-454-4055.
Eight weekly sessions
6:30 to 8 pm | Mondays
February 5 - March 25, 2024
Lumpkin Education Center | Entrance C | Osler/Fleming rooms
1000 Health Center Drive, Mattoon
SBL Hospice Memorial Service
SBL Hospice hosts an annual memorial service filled with stories, readings, remembrance of those we have lost, singing and sharing. It is open to anyone who has experienced a loss.
Memory Day is geared toward children who have experienced the death of a loved one. It focuses on cherished memories children have of special people or pets they have lost in their lives, as well as pay tribute to them. As part of the event, children will have a safe, structured environment to talk about their feelings.
Windows to Heaven
Windows to Heaven is a celebration of life that honors children who have died. Hand-crafted windows line the walls of the Health Center’s chapel and hold more than 200 stars honoring children that have died too soon. The silver stars can be purchased throughout the year for $30 each and are engraved with each child’s name. An annual celebration is held, at which each child is remembered.
Helping Students Grieve
SBL Hospice is aware that children, too, mourn the death of a loved one. They experience the loss and grieve in their own special way. Any drastic change in a child’s life can cause emotional upheaval. SBL Hospice works with staff and counselors in area schools to help provide grief groups and individual counseling for those students in need of help with their grief.
For more information about bereavement services, please call SBL Hospice at 1-800-454-4055.