Bereavement Overview

There is no right or wrong way to grieve

Grief is an individual process and a natural part of life. After a loss, life is not the same, however experiencing your grief will allow you to adjust to life after loss. Often feelings are at odds with one another: profound sadness, relief, guilt, anger, love and heartache. Feelings are natural and, although often painful these are the mechanisms we need to cope and eventually be at peace with loss. We are here to help.

How long does grief last?

Grief lasts as long as it takes to adjust to the changes in your life. The process may take months or even years. Grief has no timetable; and those who have experienced it know, there is no schedule for the thoughts, emotions, behaviors and other responses that may arise.

How do I get started?

When you call (631) 288-1546, you’ll speak with a therapist or social worker, and make an appointment to discuss what is best for you.


Below are links to upcoming Bereavement Groups that are forming for Adults, Young Adults, Teens and Children, please click to learn more about each or to download and share the form.

Equine General Adult Bereavement Group

Equine Loss of a Child Bereavement Group

Young Adults Bereavement Group Flyer

Child /Teen/Guardian Bereavement Groups Forming March 2023

Camp Good Grief Flyer July 24-27 2023 Flyer English

Camp Good Grief Flyer July 24-27 2023 Spanish

BEREAVEMENT Counseling and The Zinberg Family Bereavement Center

At East End Hospice our team of highly trained professionals and volunteers offers bereavement counseling not only to the families of our Hospice patients, but for the larger East End community.

Zinberg Family Bereavement Center services may include weekly group counseling sessions or individual sessions. The Zinberg Family Bereavement Care team is currently offering the following bereavement groups: Loss of Spouse, Loss of a Parent or Sibling, Loss of a Child, General Bereavement Support Groups, Child & Teen Support Groups, Equine Therapy Groups and an upcoming Spanish Language Bereavement Support Group. Groups meet weekly at convenient locations on the North and South forks or on ZOOM.

We offer training in grief and bereavement therapy to counselors, educators, therapists and health professionals, and importantly, offer bereavement programs to church, civic and community organizations.

Camp Good Grief

East End Hospice’s Camp Good Grief is a bereavement camp for grieving children and teenagers. A place where they begin to heal.