Living with loss

I am living with loss


Finding people to support you is perhaps the most important thing you can do following the loss of someone you love. If someone in your life has died of cancer, Gilda’s Club Westchester is here to help during this difficult time. Grief is experienced in many different ways. At Gilda’s Club Westchester, we recognize and support the range of emotions that many individuals feel after a loss. Our living with loss support groups are for family members, friends or caregivers who have lost a loved one to cancer. We also offer support groups for children who have experienced a cancer related loss. Click for more information.

For more information on the programs we offer for those living with loss or to sign up for a support group or activity, please call 914.644.8844.


Counseling


Gilda’s Club Westchester offers individual, couple and family counseling to anyone with a cancer-related loss. Counseling provides the opportunity to meet with a mental health clinician who is an expert in addressing issues that are commonly experienced by those who are living with loss, such as anxiety, sadness, depression, and anger and difficulty with decision-making.

Support Groups


These support groups, facilitated by an experienced, licensed mental health professional, provide ongoing emotional support for those who are living with a cancer-related loss. Advanced registration is required for all support groups. For more information, please call 914.644.8844.

  • Living with Loss Group – A weekly group for adults who have had a person in their life die of cancer.
  • Next Steps Bereavement Group – A monthly group for adults who are entering the next stage in their grieving process. Most members experienced their loss over a year ago.


Healthy Lifestyle Workshops and Activities


Educational lectures and healthy lifestyle workshops offer a chance to acquire skills, tools, information, and techniques while forming meaningful connections with others who are living with loss. Gilda’s Club Westchester is equipped with a spacious and light-filled exercise studio for physical activity classes (such as yoga and Pilates), and stress reduction classes such as mindfulness, an art studio for expressive arts classes, and a full kitchen for workshops on nutrition and healthy cooking.

Social Events


Social activities provide an opportunity meet and connect with others who are living with loss, around a common interest such as reading, knitting or book group.
 
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