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 ongoing Bereavement Groups for Adults, Young Adults, Teens and Children, please call the Zinberg Family Bereavement Center at 631.288.1546 for more information?

Spanish Language Bereavement Groups

General Bereavement Groups

Loss of a Spouse Bereavement Group

North Fork Bereavement Group

Equine Therapy Loss of a Child Group

Equine Therapy All Losses  Group

Young Adults Bereavement Group

Child Teen Bereavement Groups

Bereavement Resources

These helpful resources may assist you on this difficult journey.

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.

The 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.