Bereavement Support

Homeland Hospice offers Bereavement Support through phone calls, mailings, one-to-one support as well as the group sessions listed below. Our support groups offer self-awareness, healing, coping skills, and a sense of community and helping others.

I greatly appreciate the monthly luncheon. Indeed, it is a safe place to be. And learning about the experiences of others has helped my healing process. Thank you.


5K and Memory Walk

The 2020 Homeland Hospice 5K and Memory Walk will soon be here as we usher in the summer solstice on June 20, 2020. Run or Walk in memory of a loved one, place your loved one’s name on event tee shirts, and participate in memory stations, all to honor and remember. We hope you can join us! read about last year’s event  |  view 2019 photos  |  register today!


Six Week Bereavement Support Groups

  • Tuesdays, March 24 thru April 28 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 626 Williams Grove Rd., Mechanicsburg
  • Tuesdays, May 12 thru June 16 – 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
    Homeland Hospice office, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg
  • Tuesdays, July 14 thru August 18 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m..
    Homeland Hospice office, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg
  • Tuesdays, July 14 thru August 18 – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    Giant Foods Community Room, 3301 Trindle Rd. Camp Hill

RSVP required. Please email Brian Medkeff-Rose or call 717-221-7890.


Journey through Grief Series
Open to the community (no registration needed). Each month sessions will focus on different bereavement topics. Presentations are followed by group discussion.

  • First Friday of each month – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
    – Giant Foods Community Room, 3301 Trindle Rd. Camp Hill

Grief Art
Creative fun for men and women. No artistic ability needed. All are welcome to share and express their grief through the creative process.

  • Mother’s/Father’s Day – Create a collage to remember a parent or those loved ones you thought of as “parents” or parental in your life.
    Sunday, May 31 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Giant Foods Community Room, 3301 Trindle Rd. Camp Hill 
  • Fall Wreath Making – Create a memory wreath
    Saturday, October 24 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
    Giant Foods Community Room, 3301 Trindle Rd. Camp Hill

Grief and Nutrition Workshop
Locations TBA

  • Friday, July 3 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
  • Thursday, July 9 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Social
A gathering of fun and food to share friendships and grief paths. RSVP by emailing or call Brian or Noelle at 717-221-7890.

  • Springtime Potluck – bring a dish in honor of a loved one.
    Friday April 24 – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Vibrant Church Pavilion #2, 1775 lambs Gap Road, Mechanicsburg
  • Summertime Italian Ice – Rita’s, Our Treat!
    Friday August 28 – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Vibrant Church Pavilion #2, 1775 lambs Gap Road, Mechanicsburg
  • Holiday Festivities – Our Treat!
    Friday December 4 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
    Location and Gift Game details TBD

Men’s Breakfast – Our Treat!

  • Second Thursday of each month – 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    – North Mountain Diner (use to be Gordon’s Family Restaurant), 1009 N. Mountain Rd. Harrisburg
    – RSVP by emailing or call Brian or Noelle at 717-221-7890.

Women’s Soup & Salad Luncheon – Our Treat!

  • Third Friday of each month – 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    – Isaac’s Grill, West Shore Plaza
    – RSVP by emailing or call Brian or Noelle at 717-221-7890.

All groups are facilitated by Brian Medkeff-Rose, M.Div, M.A., and Noelle Valentine, MSW, LSW, Homeland Hospice Bereavement Counselors. To learn more about our bereavement support, please contact Brian or Noelle by calling 717-221-7890.