Adults expect their parents to precede them in death, but the reality of this event can be jolting. Even when parents are advanced in age or have suffered from a long illness, their deaths can have a more profound and far-reaching impact than most adults anticipate.
Provides a help-line for online emotional support, information and referrals, volunteer opportunities and community training workshops. All services are free and confidential.
Journaling and sharing – supports anyone who has a loved one with advanced or complicated cancer or who has died from cancer.
Provides special support services for children ages 5–25 after the death of a loved one. During the school year support groups are offered in Albuquerque and at a satellite location in Rio Rancho. During the summer months, short-term services are offered including Camp Corazon for children ages 7–Senior in High School who live outside of Central New Mexico.
The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
Grief Digest has many articles, essays and poetry written by professionals and nonprofessionals dealing with grief.
A directory of free grief support groups nationwide.
Serves Jewish seniors and Jewish individuals by connecting them with community resources and other opportunities. Two weekly support groups are offered for caregivers and for those who are experiencing grief and loss. Grief is a natural process that can often be eased through sharing with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This group is facilitated by Trish Miller. Group meets Fridays, 12 – 1:00 pm at the JCC Conference Room, 5520 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Sponsored by the Jewish Care Program. Please call 348-4451 to register.
Grief is hard. Learning about loss helps. Resources and personalized advice from a panel of experts.
Candid conversations about grief.
Bridges the gaps in the availability of information and resources that impede and discourage victims and families trying to deal with the aftermath of violent death, undetermined deaths and attempted homicides.
Provides 24/7/365 access to behavioral health crisis counseling. Call anytime – talk about anything. Free and Confidential.
OpentoHope.com is a website where people can share inspirational stories of loss and love. They encourage visitors to read, listen and share their stories of hope and compassion.
There are few things in life more soul-wrenching than the suicide of someone loved. The suddenness of the loss is devastating enough, but the thoughts and feelings of confusion, shame, anger and guilt can be overwhelming.
Smart, zippy grief relief.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.
Provides downloadable Advance Directives that can be that can be completed and used by anyone, anywhere.
The Department of Senior Affairs provides activities and opportunities to promote active and healthy aging. We also offer a continuum of care designed to meet individual needs throughout the aging spectrum.
Provides listings for a variety of aging-related services in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces.
Local Albuquerque services for caregivers.
Download the most recent “Quick Guide to Senior Services” published by the City of Albuquerque.
Educational and volunteer opportunities that promote successful aging. Oasis offers challenging lifelong learning programs in the arts, humanities and wellness. In addition, volunteer service is promoted through the Intergenerational Tutoring Program.