Bereaved Caregivers Support Group

 Our Bereaved Caregivers Support Group is a special, no cost program for family/friend primary caregivers whose loved one has died within the past 2 years.

 When Caregiving Ends ... What's Next?


One of the greatest gifts we can give to a loved one is giving up a part of our life and caring for them during an illness. One of the most painful experiences is the loss of our loved one and the end of our role as caregiver.


In the Fall, we will begin a weekly peer support group on Zoom, free of charge, for eight consecutive weeks.  It will be for persons who have been primary caregivers for a loved one who has died within the past two years. Participants are required to be residents of Montgomery County, Maryland, familiar with the Zoom online platform, and over 21 years of age. The group will focus on both the impact of losing a loved one and losing the role of a primary caregiver.


During the meetings, participants will follow a trajectory that acknowledges loss and grief and identifies personal change opportunities, while focusing on self-care and healing, re-framing life with loss, and rediscovering oneself.


Participants will:

  • Acknowledge their loss and grief

  • Develop coping skills and resiliency

  • Identify and explore opportunities for personal change and self-care

  • Make progress in their healing process

  • Reframe their future


For further information, we encourage you to email Jim Rossi at If you are  interested in participating, please call Jim directly at 301-990-0854.

AARP wrote about our first Bereaved Caregivers Retreat in 2017. Read the article here.

Thank you to our founding sponsors,

Colleen & Ron Luzier


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Thank you to the Montgomery County Council and its talented film crew for featuring our 2018 Bereaved Caregivers Retreat in their latest video and telling the story of this important program.

2019 Bereaved Caregivers Retreat

2018 Bereaved Caregivers Retreat


CaringMatters provides social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone.  


Phone: 301-869-HOPE (4673)

Registered Charity: 52-1591455

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