​Support Groups

Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home believes that continued support for survivors is critical. Though we work diligently to provide the best after care services available, we realize that some families may need a network of support that can only be provided by organized support groups. Here is a list of several convenient options.

Athol Springs

Circle of Daughters, Inc.  
4263 St. Francis Dr. Athol Springs NY 14010
Phone: (716) 627-4934
Email: momsspirit@aol.com
Contact: Day Cummings

The office is located on the grounds of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Athol Springs. Circle of Daughters, Inc. offers counseling services for men, women, and children who suffer from grief related issues resulting from death or divorce. Contact us for our schedule.


Family Caregivers Support Group  
353 Pleasant Ave. Hamburg NY 14075
Phone: (716) 646-0665
Contact: Jenny Osburn

Have you been feeling frustrated, guilty, angry, grieved, depressed, or unsure of yourself as a caregiver? You are not alone. This is a safe environment to vent your feelings and learn more ways of coping with others who understand.


GriefShare Seminar/Support Group  
4999 McKinley Pkwy. Hamburg NY 14075
Phone: (716) 649-6335
Fax: (716) 649-1984
Website: http://www.wchamburg.org
Email: mail@wchamburg.org
Contact: Bill Nykyforchyn
Contact: Betty Weber

Presented by the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, GriefShare is a weekly video seminar featuring some of the nation's foremost experts on grief recovery topics. Each seminar is cmbined with a grief support group discussion time to allow group participants to talk about the content of the seminar and about how they are dealing with the loss. There is also a DivorceCare program for people who are separated or divorced.


The Willow's - Widow's Support Group  
4150 Sowles Rd., Bldg. H Hamburg NY 14075
Phone: (716) 646-0665
Contact: Mary Eisenhauer

The Willow's is for ladies who are experiencing the loss of their husbands. The group provides an opportunity to gain caring support from others who have similar feelings and concerns. As life situations change, women can make friends and develop the courage to live alone. The Willows is open to women age 60 and over.


Life Transitions Center, Inc.  
150 Bennett Rd. Cheektowaga NY 14227
Phone: (716) 836-6460
Fax: (716) 836-1578
Website: http://www.hospicebuffalo.com/content/pages/ltchomepage.php

The Life Transitions Center has focused on providing education, counseling, information, support, and resources to anyone concerned about issues related to loss, grief, death, and living with a life-threatening illness. Programs are available for adults, children, and families. It is the Center's goal to ensure that no one who is grieving or living with a serious illness will have to struggle alone.