Mt. Hood Hospice will hold this year's remembrance observance online in November

COURTESY PHOTO: BEN WHITE ON UNSPLASH - The nonprofit Mt. Hood Hospice will host free online support groups for caregivers and those who are grieving a death.

Mt. Hood Hospice is starting up two new virtual support groups, one for caregivers and one for the grieving, and will also hold its annual remembrance event online this year.

Living with Grief is a support group for adults who have had a loved one die.

"We will learn about grief and explore our own grief process, try new strategies to help when grief is heavy, and connect with others who are sharing the journey of life after loss," the Hospice said in an explanation of the group.

Living with Grief is offered beginning the week of Sept. 14 and sessions are Tuesdays 5:30-7 p.m. or Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to noon or Thursdays 1-2:30 p.m. The sessions run through Oct. 22.

Caregivers Together is designed for adults providing care to a loved one with a serious health condition.

"We can share the successes, challenges, joys and heartbreak that go along with providing support to someone you love. The shifts that happen in our relationships, responsibilities, and identities will be focal points during supportive conversations," the hospice said of the caregiver session.

Caregivers is offered Tuesdays with a choice of 10-11:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m. and begins Tuesday, Sept. 15 through Oct. 20.

Sandy-based Mt. Hood Hospice, which has operated for 40 years, is a nonprofit hospice that provides care for terminally ill patients and their loved ones regardless of their ability to pay.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Mt. Hood Hospice will host an observance called "The Annual Time of Remembering" to honor those who have died. This year's event will be an online.

The hospice is inviting people to submit names and photos of loved ones to be included in the observance. Any submissions and registration are due by Monday, Oct. 19.

For more information, to RSVP and/or to submit names and one or two photos, which are optional, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit 

The support groups and remembrance events are free and no connection to the hospice is required. Until the pandemic restrictions are lifted, the groups use an online meeting platform.

For details or to register for a support group, visit: or contact the bereavement coordinator Laura Lirette, at 503-668-5545 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For participants who are not computer savvy, the hospice can provide some basic technical assistance. Participants will get the login information for the support groups after they register.

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