Calvary Announces Changes to Brooklyn-based Bereavement Groups
Calvary Announces Changes to Brooklyn-based Bereavement Groups


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BRONX, NEW YORK, June 2010 – Effective immediately, Calvary Hospital’s two weekly bereavement support groups for adults in Brooklyn, will meet at new donated space located at: 

St. Francis College

180 Remsen Street

(between Court and Clinton Streets)

       Calvary’s two groups have grown to capacity since they began in 2008.  The group for those who have lost a spouse or partner meets Mondays 5:30 to 7:00 PM.  The group for those who have lost a parent meets Mondays 7:15 to 8:45 PM. 

People interested in being part of either adult group must first speak with Robert Ludwig, M.Ed., M.A., Group Facilitator, before they attend their first meeting.  To reach him, email him in care of Sherry Schachter at  Individual counseling is available on a limited basis.  The groups are open to the public; there is no charge.

Later this year, Calvary will also start offering bereavement support groups in Brooklyn for children ages 6 through 17.  Details to be determined.

In the New York metropolitan area, Calvary has established itself as a resource for grieving families.  Calvary’s year-round bereavement programs for school-age children, “Precious Moments,” and groups for teens, have helped hundreds of children to date.  Camp Courageous, Calvary’s innovative summer camp for children ages 6 through 17, will host its 13th annual session this year.  The Hospital’s bereavement support groups are available to anyone who has lost a loved one, whether that person was a patient at Calvary, or someone from the larger community whose death is attributable to illness, accident, or other causes.   


Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients.  A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century.  More than 5,500 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services.  To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to


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