“I would like to thank Pathways for helping me move on and get through day to day struggles related to the deaths I have experienced in the last year – thank you!!” ~ Monika R.
Since each journey through grief is unique, we offer a broad spectrum of options for adults who are coping with the serious illness or death of a loved one. Many are available both in the daytime and evening.
The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss offers online grief education 24/7 to meet you at your own time at your own place. The Learn About Loss videos provide education about the grief journey. Virtual meetings provide an opportunity for those who would like to meet with a counselor but are unable to do so due to distance or schedule. The online community gives you a place to connect with others in a safe, monitored atmosphere. Contact us to schedule a virtual meeting with our counselor or to join the online community.
Many people feel reassured and affirmed about their grief experience after meeting individually with our counselors. If professional experience is needed beyond the scope of the services we offer, our staff can recommend additional support through local resources for specialized counseling services.
Newly Bereaved Series
This is a three-part series offered each month for those whose loss was recent. We show a video, provide an overview of common grief responses and explain all the bereavement services offered through the Pathways Center.
Adult Drop-In Support Groups
Each group offers a presentation on a variety of topics by a grief counselor, followed by time to talk with others who are grieving. Groups are designed for those within the first two years following the death of a loved one. Monthly adult support groups are available as follows:
Coping with the Loss of a Parent or Sibling
- First Tuesday of each month, 6:30–8:00 p.m. at the Pathways Center
- Second Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Luther Memorial Church, 1907 Hollywood Drive, York
Coping with the Loss of a Companion/Spouse
- First Tuesday of each month, 2:00–3:30 p.m. or 6:30–8:00 p.m. at Luther Memorial Church, 1907 Hollywood Drive, York
- Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30–8:00 p.m. at Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster.
- Fourth Tuesday of each month, 2:00–3:30 p.m. at the Pathways Center
Coping with the Loss of a Child (of any age)
- Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30–8:00 p.m. at the Pathways Center.
Men’s Grief Group (Beginning January, 2017)
- Second Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Pathways Center
Grief Workshops Throughout the Year
The Pathways Center offers workshops for those who have experienced a loss. Upcoming workshops include:
- Pottery Play (Lancaster)
- Pets You Have Love and Lost (York)
- Pets You Have Loved and Lost (Mount Joy)
- When is it Okay to Date Again? (Mount Joy)
- The Nature of Sudden Death (Mount Joy)
- Sudden Death Workshop, August 2017 – 1up
Growing Through Grief
This series, for individuals whose loss was at least six months ago, explores ways of coping with life changes after the death of a loved one. Taught with both lecture and discussion, this six-week course is held for two hours each week in the spring and fall.
Coping with Suicide Loss
This group provides a safe place to share with others who also have questions and struggle with the pain associated with the suicide of a loved one. A six-week group is offered twice a year for adults whose loss has occurred at least four months prior to the group. For more information, click here.
Coping with the Holidays
Getting through the first or subsequent holiday seasons may be difficult after the death of a loved one. These sessions provide the opportunity to connect with others who are grieving and obtain support throughout the holiday season.
Social Dine-Out Options
After the loss of a loved one, many find their social environment has changed. It may be difficult to know where or how to start socializing again. Hospice provides the following options to dine with others. Each participant pays for his/her own meal.
For women only, held the third Wednesday of each month at Mick’s All American Pub, 2201 Strickler Road, Mount Joy, AND second Tuesday of each month at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, 3604 E. Market Street, York. No registration is needed. Call the Pathways Center for further details.
For men only, held the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Centerville Diner, 100 S. Centerville Road, Lancaster. No registration is needed. Call the Pathways Center for further details.
For men and women, held one Saturday each month. Locations vary. Call the Pathways Center for details.
Grief Support in Spanish
Call (717) 391-2440 to reach our bilingual grief counselor and learn more about individual or group support in Spanish. Spanish Pathways Flyer
Pathways Center for Grief & Loss
4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, PA 17552
(717) 391-2413 or (800) 924-7610
En español: (717) 391-2440