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HMC The Robertson Bereavement Center

The Robertson Bereavement Center offers a range of grief services and support for families who have lost a loved one, regardless of whether hospice care was used. One of only three full service bereavement centers in Northeast Ohio, this important community outreach effort was opened in 1995 and is named after benefactors Preston and Katherine Robertson. Since no two people grieve with the same intensity or duration of time, The Robertson Bereavement Center offers:

• Supportive counseling sessions – individual or family (for all ages)

Educational workshops and support groups

• Crisis response and intervention

• Resource lending library

• Internet Resources

• Children's Bereavement Services

• Speakers Bureau


Circle of Friends

Since 1995, a group of people, ages 60+, have found friendship and an enjoyable evening together each month in Circle of Friends. This social dinner group was formed when participants in a six-week grief education workshop at The Robertson Bereavement Center expressed an interest in continuing their newly-found friendships after the workshop ended.

The mission of "Circle of Friends" is to make new acquaintances, refresh and keep the old, share the past, present and future as we move on physically, spiritually, and emotionally so that we can find a new appreciation for life.

Today, the group has almost 80 members and meets at Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina, (except for the August picnic) on the second Tuesday of every month for dinner, a program, and, of course, to increase their circle of friends.  Dinner is $13 and reservations are not required.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Dues are $12 each year. Dues are used to cover expenses for the annual summer picnic and the December Holiday Banquet.

For additional information, contact The Robertson Bereavement Center at 330-725-1900.

There is always room in the circle for more friends!


Lending Library

In partnership with Medina County District Library and supported by generous donations, The Robertson Bereavement Center maintains a lending library of books, videos and pamphlets on topics related to death, dying and grief. Community members are encouraged to browse and borrow from our extensive collection that offers a wonderful source of information and support. There is no charge to borrow items. If you have specific questions about what resource might best fit your needs, please contact us at 330-725-1900.

Adult Resources
Bereaved Parents Resources
Dealing with Grief Resources
Children's Resources
Children's Resources for Adults
HIV/AIDS Resources
Holiday Resources
Living and Dying Resources
Meditation Resources
Men's Resources
Parental Loss Resources
Pet Loss Resources
Spiritual Resources
Spouse/Widow/Widower Resources
Teen Resources
Tragic Death Resources
Pre-Elementary Resources
Middle/High School Resources
High School Resources

Related Information:
Bereavement Groups and Workshops
Internet Resources
Children's Bereavement Services