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Love Knows No Death™

Fall Grief Transformation Retreat 2024

October 18th, 2024 - October 20th, 2024

Love Knows No Death Grief Transformation

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 features a cast of extraordinary mediums and will feature 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 will be limited to a maximum of 54 attendees, and smaller break-out sessions will further enhance the overall experience. 

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

Please be certain before making your reservations. As an all volunteer not for profit, we must maintain a policy of no refunds for paid advance reservations.


Kim Russo- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Kim Russo has been a Certified Medium of Forever Family Foundation since 2005 and sits on the foundation’s Medium Advisory Board.  She is also a Research Medium with the Windbridge Research Center where she has participated in scientific research. Kim has appeared on A & E’s hit shows, “Paranormal State” and "Psychic Kids". She has also appeared on The Bio Channel's "Celebrity Ghost Stories", LMN’s "The Haunting Of..." series and A&E’s “Psychic Intervention”. She is the author of The Happy Medium: Life Lessons from the Other Side, and Your Soul Purpose: Learn how to Access the Light Within.

Joe Perreta- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Joe Perreta is a Psychic Medium based out of Manhattan. Joe has worked as a professional medium for almost 10 years but has been having experiences with the spirit world since he’s child. He’s certified through Forever Family Foundation and has participated in scientific studies of mediumship at various prestigious universities in the United States. He is also the host of the Forever Family Radio show “Mediums and Messages”. Joe’s goal in his readings is to provide each sitter with evidence that the soul is eternal, and our loved ones are never really very far away.

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.

Maurice Israel- Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium

Maurice Israel is a Psychic Medium and teacher who is Certified by Forever Family Foundation and has provided private readings and demonstrations of mediumship to groups for 20 years. He is also a Registered Nurse with over 25 years of experience, spending most of his career as a Hospice and Palliative Care nurse in Florida. Maurice received his training in the UK at Arthur Findlay College and has taught and demonstrated mediumship in the U.S. and Europe.

Bob Ginsberg Co-founder Forever Family Foundation

Bob 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: A Guide to Navigating the World of Those Who Claim to Communicate With the Dead," and "My Life: Here and There: A Journey that Transcends Time and Space," 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



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.

Dr. Mo Theresa Hannah

Loyd Auerbach, MS

Loyd Auerbach, MS, is a world-recognized paranormal expert/parapsychologist with a graduate degree in Parapsychology and thousands of media appearances. He is the coauthor of the paranormal mystery novel Near Death: A Raney/Daye Investigation, and the author or coauthor of nine paranormal books including Psychic Dreaming, Mind Over Matter, ESP Wars: East & West, The Ghost Detectives’ Guide to Haunted San Francisco, and the classic ESP, Hauntings and Poltergeists. He is President of the Forever Family Foundation (since 2013), and Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations (since 1989). A professor at Atlantic University and National University (formerly JFK University), Loyd teaches Parapsychology online courses through the Rhine Education Center. He is Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Rhine Research Center and serves on the advisory board of the Windbridge Research Center. He appeared in the Netflix series Surviving Death. Other media appearances have included The New Thinking Allowed (YouTube), The UnXplained, ESPN’s SportsCenter, ABC’s The View, Oprah, Larry King Live, Coast to Coast AM, and many hundreds more.  

Tom Gould JD and Melissa Gould MS, GC-C

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."

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If your travel requires additional nights at the hotel, a special rate of $109 will be honored for retreat attendees for 3 days before and after the retreat and is based on guestroom availability. You can also book additional nights directly on line at these booking links: Pre Stay 10/16-10/18/2024 OR Post Stay 10/20-10/22/2024. A limited block of rooms has been set aside for retreat attendees, and that block will expire on September 20, 2024. Beyond that date, at the option of the hotel, the room rate may increase, thereby increasing the currently listed reservation rates. 

*IMPORTANT*- Please use the same name as that used in reserving your space in the retreat, and be sure to reserve your retreat space first.

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About Your Weekend Accommodations

Rest easy in the newly renovated suites designed with both business and leisure travelers in mind. These spacious accommodations provide all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. 

Retreat Amenities

Heated outdoor pool with sun deck and lounge chairs

Complimentary Wi-Fi

The Pantry- available for grab and go snacks

Health & Fitness Center

Business Center

FREE parking

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.

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