Light of Day Bereavement Program
When a loved one dies of cancer, a lot of attention is placed upon remembering that person's life. But equally important is helping the loved ones through the grief that comes with loss. Avera Cancer Institute is uniquely positioned to offer grief and remembrance services to those who have lost a loved one to cancer, through the Avera Cancer Institute.
Our goal is to provide friendly and compassionate, yet professional, bereavement services for those who have lost a loved one to cancer.
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Remembrance Open House: November 7, 2013
In the fall of every year, as part of the Light of Day program, a remembrance open house is conducted in the atrium area of the Avera Cancer Institute. This open house will be for those who have lost a loved one to cancer who received treatment at the Avera Cancer Institute. This is an opportunity to visit with the Avera Cancer Institute's staff members that assisted in the care of the loved one for a time of reflection and remembrance. For more information please call Mary Guth, Spiritual Care at (605) 322-3258.
Resources for Children
- Dougy Center
Provides information for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death.
- Kids Konnected
Provides bereavement packages for children and teens who have lost a parent.
- Sad Isn't Bad
A series that will combine both fun and serious time to help children and adults discover that their sadness is a very normal part of grief and helps in healing. Our Saviors Lutheran Church, call (605) 336-2942.
Resources for Adults
Avera support groups
- Adult Grief Program - Avera Behavioral Health Center
- Avera McKennan Hospice and Palliative Care Bereavement Services - (605) 322-7705
Community-wide support group locations:
- Westminster Presbyterian Church
Compassionate Friends support group, (605) 361-5645
- Catholic Family Services
divorced, widowed, and seperated support groups and many other grief programs, (605) 988-3775
- Center for Active Generations
Friends Among Friends grief support group, (605) 333-3307
- Our Saviors Lutheran Church
grief support group, (605) 336-3378
- Miller Funeral Home
grief seminar, (605) 336-0872
Please call if you are in need of assistance in locating resources for grief support in your local area.