Support for women who lost their mothers

By on May 14, 2010

Geneva—Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is introducing a new support group for women who have experienced the death of their mother at any age for any reason, called “Memories of Mom.”

The group meets Wednesday, May 19, to June 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at FVVH offices, 200 Whitfield Drive in Geneva. The program is free, but registration is required by Friday, May 14. Spanish interpretation is available.

Because many adult daughters share a bond with their mothers like no other, when a mother dies, the loss will continue to echo throughout a woman’s life as she copes with many realizations and changing roles. This group will offer a safe place where daughters can express their grief, share special memories, learn coping strategies, and redefine their role in the family.

Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is a community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those with life-threatening illnesses and those who have lost loved ones, serving all of Kane and Kendall counties, and parts of DuPage, Cook and McHenry counties. In addition to one-on-one support, the agency also offers medical equipment loans, adult and children’s grief support groups, community education on end-of-life care and grief, and a community lending library. All services are provided free of charge. For more information, visit, call call (630) 232-2233, or email