Talking to a friend or support person can help relieve the stress you're going through. Genesis offers support services and support groups to help you during a difficult time.
Caregivers Support Group
A caregivers support group is available for anyone in our community caring for a loved one. Your loved one could be a hospice patient, a child with a mental/physical handicap or anyone with a mental/physical handicap. Martha Purkey, a volunteer at Genesis Hospice, helps lead the group.
The caregivers support group, called, Therapeutic Thursdays, meets the third Thursday of every month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Carr Center, 1035 Beverly Ave., Zanesville. The Carr Center will provide adult day care for the loved one of the caregiver attending the support group. To register, call the Carr Center at (740) 453-5417.
Grieving is a personal experience.
Depending on who you are and
the nature of your loss, your process of grieving will be different from another persons. We are here to help you through your grief journey.
Please note that the dates of some of the regularly scheduled meetings may change due to holidays. For more information, call (740) 454-5364 or 800-953-7673.
Start the Conversation
It's not always easy to start the conversation about end of life care. However, taking time to make your wishes known now can be helpful for you and family members.
Here are some resources to get the conversation going:
Each month articles relating to reactions and experiences from loss are mailed to grieving individuals and families. Please contact us if you would like to receive these mailings.
The Rainbow Group
The Rainbow Groups meet throughout the community to offer a light in the midst of darkness and rain. The groups provide caring and sharing for adults 18 years and older.
View the schedule.
Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S)
It's estimated that there are at least six people closely impacted by every suicide. Spouses, siblings, children, parents and friends - all suffer when a loved one commits suicide. Nearly all survivors struggle to answer the troubling question, "Why?"
Help is available. Survivors of Suicide is held monthly and features grief education and group support for adults age 18 years and older who have lost a loved one due to suicide.
View the schedule.
You might find dining at a restaurant is one of the most difficult activities to enjoy after you've lost a loved one. Maybe you feel like the odd person out in a group or feel self-conscious eating alone. Our social gatherings give you the opportunity to enjoy a meal out with friends and peers, enjoy social interaction, and find support.
The adult men's group meet monthly for breakfast. View the schedule.
Ladies meet monthly for lunch. View the schedule.
In-services & Presentations
Our specially trained team is available to present educational workshops, in-services and presentations to groups. Call us for more information.
Coping with your loss alone can be overwhelming. Our team is available to help with one-on-one grief support by phone or in person (by appointment.) Trained and experienced volunteers also assist with phone calls or personal visits with you or your family. Call us for details or to schedule an appointment.