Love Knows No Death™

Summer Grief Transformation Retreat 2023

July 14th - 16th 2023

As featured in the Netflix series 'Surviving Death,' this is a very special all-inclusive weekend of like-minded people and experienced facilitators coming together to SHARE, LEARN, EXPLORE, AND DISCOVER. This retreat is being held in an intimate center within a bucolic setting, and features a combination of small break-out sessions and general presentations, all designed to open minds to the reality that there is life beyond physical death. This retreat has limited attendance and small break-out sessions will further enhance the overall experience.

The all-inclusive retreat rates include lodging (except for commuter rates), parking, and all meals and snacks for the weekend. Meals begin with Friday night dinner and end with Sunday lunch.


Friday, July 14th 2023 at 4:00 PM EST to Sunday, July 16th 2023 at 5:30 PM EST
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Guest House Retreat & Conference Center 
318 West Main Street
Chester, CT 06412

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Preparing For Your Retreat at The Guest House

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Travel Information

If your travel requires additional nights at The Guest House, please make arrangements directly with them as there are limited rooms available for extended stays.  (860-322-5770)

Accent Limousine: 860-529-0400, Car Mac: 860-388-2842 and Hesham Taxi Service: 860-690-1612 are recommended by The Guest House.

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 Forever Family Foundation

Forever Family Foundation is a Global 100% volunteer non-profit, non-sectarian organization that supports the premise that life does not end with physical death, furthers the understanding of Afterlife Science and survival of consciousness, and offers support to the bereaved.  Among the active members of the organization and the executive board are scientists, researchers, medical doctors, philosophers and educators who have devoted substantial parts of their careers to the investigation of the survival hypothesis - an existence beyond this physical world.  

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About Your Stay at Guest House

There are a limited number of rooms available at Guest House.  Retreat centers are different from standard hotels in that they charge an all-inclusive rate per person based on the number of guests in the room. In the likely event that the Guest House runs out of rooms, a commuter rate is available that includes meals. Commuters must make their own lodging arrangements with other nearby venues. An extended stay on Sunday night will be offered by clicking HERE!

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  • Every guest room is decorated with attractive, comfortable and functional furnishings, and no two rooms are exactly alike
  •  Every room has a private bathroom with a full tub
  •  Every room has heating and air conditioning with in-room controls
  • FREE wireless internet service throughout the building
  • Generous closet space
  • The Guest House is a smoke-free facility with two outdoor smoking areas with receptacles for cigarettes



Dr. Mo Theresa Hannah


Dr. Mo Therese Hannah, Professor of Psychology at Siena College, joins us to discuss grief, the afterlife, and life after loss.  She does this from the perspective of both a professional clinical psychologist and a bereaved parent.  She will be discussing the difficulties faced by those who have lost loved ones in addition to suggested strategies for coping with grief.  Many find hope after encountering evidence that our loved ones do indeed survive physical death, something that Dr. Hannah both recognizes and encourages.


Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium Dave Campbell Dave Campbell- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Dave has more than twenty years of experience as a medium and astrologer.  He wrote the book 'Forensic Astrology: Solving Crimes with Astrology,' and is also a contributing author of the book 'Find Me', which is about the group of psychics, mediums, astrologers, and law enforcement canine search and rescue that is dedicated to assisting families and the police in finding missing people.


Connie Fusella- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Connie Fusella is a Certified Medium with Forever Family Foundation who has had spiritual awareness and experiences since she was a small child.  In her early 20’s, an allergic reaction to medication led to a near death experience which intensified her intuitive abilities. Continual self-improvement and training enabled her to develop into a credible Evidential Medium. 


#FFFCertfiedMedium Joe Perreta Joe Perreta- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Joe Perreta's goal is to leave his clients spiritually, mentally, and emotionally healthier than before meeting with him. As a teen, he started having prophetic dreams and visions, but did not embrace his mediumship and went on to college, graduating with a degree in music. With the help of mentors, he later received the validation he needed to continue on his life path. Since then, Joe has been working tirelessly to bring spirit closer to everyone here in the physical world.  Word spread about his abilities, and he now has a successful mediumship practice in New York. He communicates evidential messages from discarnate entities, as he believes this is the key in proving to his clients that their loved ones still exist.


#FFFCertifiedMedium Gina SimoneGina Simone- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Gina Simone has felt the presence of spirit since the age of eleven and has been practicing mediumship for the last 15 years.  As is often the case, she at first dismissed her abilities due to fear and the inability to process what was happening.  However, after significant study and mentorship, she embraced her abilities and blossomed into the evidential medium she is today.  In addition to connecting to spirit for messages, she also teaches her clients how to connect on their own with their loved ones. She is the author of “Whispers of Love: Spirit’s Messages from Heartbreak to Hope.”


Bob Ginsberg Co-founder Forever Family FoundationBob Ginsberg- Co-Founder of Forever Family Foundation and Author

Bob is Co-Founder of Forever Family Foundation and a student of evidence for life after death. He is the author of "The Medium Explosion," host of Signs of Life Radio, past editor of Signs of Life Magazine, and directs the foundation's Medium Evaluation Certifications Process. He writes a Blog at www.beyondthefivesenses.com.



Tom Gould JD is a co-host of The Gathering Show on Signs of Life Radio.  He is a musician, educator, lawyer, and spiritual explorer.  He has been a volunteer for the Forever Family Foundation since 2004 and has been instrumental in the success of all of the Grief Retreats.

Melissa Gould MS, GC-C is a co-host of The Gathering on Signs of Life Radio.  Her life-long interest in the afterlife and anything paranormal brought her to the Forever Family Foundation soon after it formed. She has a certification in Grief Counseling, is a Grief Recovery Method Specialist, and continues to study Grief Education.  Melissa is a Special Education therapist, the creator of Hugz from Heaven, and the author of a children’s book, Dream Job.

Grief Transformation Retreats
Forever Family Foundation Grief Retreats are designed as a complete experience. The weekend includes Spirit Communication, but also exposes the attendee to the various ways that we can continue our relationship with those loved ones who have crossed before us.  Attendees whose focus is solely on the medium readings are cautioned that the nature of mediumship is such that there are never guarantees that all in attendance will receive a reading. The focus at the retreat is on the total healing process, and those who wish only to make a medium connection to a loved one in spirit are urged to seek the services of a medium for a private reading in a different venue.