Seasonal & Special Focus Support


Special focus programs target a specific type of loss or audience to offer specific support.

Please call 425.899.1077 to register or to get more information about these events.


For Men Only

We will review general grief and loss reactions and discuss unique challenges facing men during times of grief.

Meal preparation skills demonstration included.

Saturday, June 20 | 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17 | 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Preregistration is required; please call a bereavement coordinator at 425.899.1077.


Women’s Support Group

We will discuss the unique challenges facing women in times of grief. With the support of staff, volunteers and peers, you will be encouraged to share about your loss and discuss coping strategies. A new topic will be discussed each month.

Meets the third Wednesday of each month. | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(No group meetings will be held in July 2020)

Registration is required; please call a bereavement coordinator at 425.899.1077.


Parent Loss Support Group

We will review general grief and loss reactions and discuss the unique challenges faced after the death of a parent.

Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 9-11 a.m.

Preregistration is required; please call a bereavement coordinator at 425.899.1077.


Children’s Support Group

A support group for children ages 6 to 10 who have experienced a death of a loved one. This support group offers a mix of opportunities for children to express their grief and loss in a safe environment. Whether it’s talking about the loss, using art, playing games, or accessing a therapy dog that will be onsite, with the support of staff and volunteers, children will be encouraged to discover what works best for them.

Saturday, Oct. 10 | 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pizza will be provided for lunch. 

Registration and assessment is required; please call a bereavement coordinator at 425.899.1077.

Parents are required to meet the day before the Children’s Support Group begins to discuss how to support their child.

Friday, Oct. 9 | 6-7 p.m.


Teen Support Group

A three week support group series for teens ages 13 to 17 who have experienced a death of a loved one. This support group provides a safe place for teens to connect with other teens who have experienced the loss of a loved one. With the support of staff, volunteers and peers, you will be encouraged to share about your loss and discuss coping strategies.

Thursdays, October 1 - 15 | 4-5:30 p.m.  Snacks will be available.

Registration and assessment is required; please call a bereavement coordinator at 425.899.1077.


Hope for the Holidays

We will review additional challenges and complications experienced during the holiday season, as well as offer ideas for coping and making plans for the holidays ahead.

Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Space is limited; registration is requested.  Please call a bereavement coordinator at 425.899.1077. 


Rose Garden Memorial Ceremony

This 30-minute ceremony, followed by a reception, is a community-wide event to remember and honor those who have died.

It is held in the garden of the Gene & Irene Wockner Hospice Center on the EvergreenHealth Kirkland campus. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 6:30 p.m.

Please park in the East or Central parking garages adjacent to the Hospice Center.

For any questions, please call 425.899.1077.

View our video from a previous Rose Garden ceremony.