Resources

Adults Grieving the Death of a Parent

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.

Agora Crisis Center

Provides a help-line for online emotional support, information and referrals, volunteer opportunities and community training workshops. All services are free and confidential.

Cancer Support Now

Journaling and sharing – supports anyone who has a loved one with advanced or complicated cancer or who has died from cancer.

Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico

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.

Compassionate Friends – Greater Albuquerque Chapter

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

Grief Digest has many articles, essays and poetry written by professionals and nonprofessionals dealing with grief.

Grief.Com-Because Love Never Dies

A directory of free grief support groups nationwide.

Jewish Care Program

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.

Learning About Loss

Grief is hard.  Learning about loss helps.  Resources and personalized advice from a panel of experts.

Modern Loss

Candid conversations about grief.

NIA/NM Resource Center for Victims of Violent Death

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.

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line

Provides 24/7/365 access to behavioral health crisis counseling. Call anytime – talk about anything. Free and Confidential.

Open to Hope

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.

Survivors of Suicide

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.

Modern Loss

Smart, zippy grief relief.

AARP/Albuquerque

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.

Advance Directives – Presbyterian

Provides downloadable Advance Directives that can be that can be completed and used by anyone, anywhere.

City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs

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.

Family Caregiver Guide Online

Provides listings for a variety of aging-related services in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces.

Prime Time Caregiver’s Guide

Local Albuquerque services for caregivers.

Quick Guide to Senior Services (City of Albuquerque)

Download the most recent “Quick Guide to Senior Services” published by the City of Albuquerque.

Oasis 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.

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