Agrace to Offer New Volunteer Orientation, Grief Support Groups in February

Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking volunteers locally to support its nonprofit mission by working directly with hospice patients, or helping in roles that do not involve patient care. Needed most urgently are volunteers to make companionship visits with patients, and people who can provide specialized services for patients, such as hairstyling, hand massages, music performances or therapy dog visits.

In February, Agrace will offer orientation for new volunteers on Tuesday, February 6, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday, February 15, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Agrace’s Madison campus. Before they attend orientation, prospective volunteers will complete an application and interview to discuss their skills and interests. Call (608) 327-7163 to register.

Also in February, Agrace will offer grief support groups at the new Agrace Grief Support Center, 2906 Marketplace Drive, Fitchburg.

There is no cost for these groups for people whose family member had hospice care in the past 12 months. Fees can be lowered or waived for others, if needed. To ask about upcoming meeting dates, registration or fees, call Jody at (608) 327-7118 or go to

  • Bridges Grief Support Group is for adults who are grieving a death. The group meets on Wednesdays, throughout the year. No pre-registration is needed.
    • Meets 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., February 7 and February 21
    • Meets 6 p.m.– 7:30 p.m., February 14 and February 28
  • Journey Through Grief Support Group is a six-week series for adults who are grieving a death. It meets Thursdays, February 1 to March 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For registration and fee information, call Jody at (608) 327-7118 or go to
  • Family Grief Support Program is for families with children aged 5 to 18 who are grieving a death. It meets every other week, on Tuesdays, all year long, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner is included. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call Jessie at (608) 327-7135 or go to

To request one-on-one grief support, call the Agrace Grief Support Center at (608) 327-7110.

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