​Grief is in two parts. The first is loss.

The second is the remaking of life. 

ANNE ROIPHE

Call Us:  (720) 482-1988

The journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.

Lau Tzo

AGAPE GRIEF SERVICES: UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT AS YOU GRIEVE


​At Agape, we understand the challenges facing those who are grieving the loss of someone they love. A part of the hospice benefit, support from our Bereavement Team is available at no charge (and open to anyone in our community who is grieving, even if care was not provided by Agape). 

Our support includes:

  • Short-term grief counseling
  • Phone calls with bereavement counselors
  • Grief support groups
  • Educational material
  • Memorial services and grief workshops 
  • In-Services for nursing facilities or other groups


Everyone experiences grief differently, yet finding understanding, similarities and 
​support from others who are grieving may help ease the burden. 


To talk with a grief counselor or find out more about support, call 720-482-1988. 

QUICK TIPS: TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF


Here you are. You've just undertaken one of the most difficult tasks in life: saying goodbye to someone who has died. Now you have to continue with your life, but how?


Your first step is beginning to care for yourself. 


  1. H2O: Drink it, and lots of it. Aside from needed hydration, it can help cleanse your body of the “residue” left by deep emotional experience.
  2. SLEEP: Try to maintain a consistent sleep schedule (and consult with your physician if you cannot sleep).
  3. BREATHE: Take times throughout the day to stop and breathe deeply and slowly, especially before bed.
  4. EXERCISE: The endorphins released as a result of exercise can improve your ability to cope—even a simple 20-minute walk can help.
  5. EAT (GOOD FOOD): Try smaller meals more often, but support yourself nutritionally as best possible: good protein, fruits, whole grains and vegetables. 
  6. REACH OUT: Grief can lead to isolation. Tell people in your life what you need, and don’t hesitate to find a support group when you are ready.


These six (seemingly) simple things can lay the groundwork for you as move toward finding stability and peace in your grief process. There is nothing that will take away the grief now, but there are things that can help to strengthen, soothe and help you look towards a new day.