Hero Int

Grief Support

The Community Hospice helps more than the patient. Death of a loved one brings enormous changes to those "left behind". That’s why we incorporate grief and bereavement programs into all our services.

All of our grief and bereavement programs and services are free and available to everyone, regardless of whether the person who died was a hospice patient.

We offer individual and family counseling, as well as groups for people who’ve experienced a similar loss. We also offer special programs for children, including Wave Riders and Camp Erin.

And because grief comes in many ways, we offer a special grief crisis counseling team to help people in the community during trying times.

For more information, contact one of our bereavement team members:

Albany County
Sue Emanuele
Phone: 518.724-0200

Columbia and Greene Counties
Joseph Zanchelli
Phone: 518.943-5402

Montgomery County
Amy Weinar
Phone: 518.843-5412 or 518.210-9302

Rensselaer County
Will Hannah
Phone: 518.285-8100

Saratoga County
Sarah Etkin-Sefcik
Phone: 518.581-0800

Schenectady County
Toni Pelech
Phone: 518.377-8846

For More Details
Please download the pamphlets that will help you most:
•    Adult Parent Loss
•    Children and Funerals
•    Children’s Questions about Death
•    Communicating with Grieving Teens
•    Holidays and Grief
•    Holiday Tips
•    Life Partner Loss
•    Normal Grief Symptoms
•    Suggestions for Coping with Grief
•    What Does Grief Feel Like?
•    When a Loved One is Dying
•    When Someone You Know is Grieving


We’re here to help anyone, young or old, who’s dealing with the loss of a family member or friend.  Please consider attending one of the many grief and bereavement groups we have scheduled throughout the year.  Chances are, there’s a meeting not far from where you live.
Call first for information: 229-5068.