Grief Support

The weeks and months following the death of a loved one are difficult. During this time, people experience many different feelings, and sometimes changes to sleeping and eating habits and energy levels. Each person's grief experience is unique and there is a wide range of "normal." Our agency can support you through this challenging time. 

Services Include:

  • Bereavement assessment
  • Support throughout the hospice stay for funeral/memorial service planning
  • Grief educational materials and community resources provided to the bereaved
  • Cards, letters, and telephone calls offering support
  • One-on-one visits provided by staff or bereavement volunteers
  • Community memorial services
  • Grief Support Groups (see below)

Facilitated Groups

Spousal/Partner Loss Group | Wesley United Methodist Church Tuesdays, Feb. 27 - Apr. 16 | 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Eight-week support and discussion group for adults dealing with the death of a spouse or life partner. This group offers a safe space for mutual support and understanding as well as an opportunity to share ideas and strategies that might be helpful in your grief journey.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

All community members are welcome to attend. This program is offered at no charge. Masks optional. 

Living with Grief Support Group | Granite VNA - Laconia Wednesdays, Mar. 20 - Apr. 24 | 1 - 2:30 p.m.

This weekly group offers adults a safe, caring space to share and learn alongside others whose lives and hearts have been broken open by loss. Together we discuss ways of coping with our grief and the challenges of making our way in a changed world. We welcome people who have suffered the loss of any beloved – in a partnership, family of origin, family of choice, or friendship.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

All community members are welcome to attend. This program is offered at no charge. Masks optional. 

Living with Grief Support Group | Wesley United Methodist Church Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.

This weekly group offers adults a safe, caring space to share and learn alongside others whose lives and hearts have been broken open by loss. Together we discuss ways of coping with our grief and the challenges of making our way in a changed world. We welcome people who have suffered the loss of any beloved – in a partnership, family of origin, family of choice, or friendship.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

All community members are welcome to attend. This program is offered at no charge. Masks optional. 

Newly Bereaved Support Sessions | Location Varies, Please Call for Information Third Tuesday of Each Month | 6 - 7:15 p.m.

These support sessions provide grief education and support for adults who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. Participants learn tools for coping with some of the debilitating physical and emotional aspects of the grieving process and are welcome share their experiences. 

Registration is required. To register, please call (603) 224-4093, ext. 82828. 

All community members are welcome to attend. This program is offered at no charge. Masks optional. 

Healing Hearts: A grief support group for child loss | Bow Mills United Methodist Church Fourth Tuesday of Each Month | 5:30 - 7 p.m.

A monthly support group for parents who have suffered the death of a child at any age due to any circumstance and whether the loss was recent or some time ago. Parents are encouraged to come individually or with partners, spouses, or co-parents, to connect and journey toward healing alongside other bereaved parent figures who are on this path of grief - to listen, to share, to remember, and to give and receive support.

Registration and a brief screening is required. To register, please call (603) 410-9861.

All community members are welcome to attend. This program is offered at no charge. Masks optional. 

Men's Grief Group | Wesley United Methodist Church (Parlor), Concord Meets Twice Each Month | 9 - 10 a.m.

Men's Grief Group is an informal gathering providing an opportunity for grieving men to connect with each other around the loss of their spouse or life partner. Participants are encouraged to talk about their experiences and struggles with grief and share ideas for coping with loss. 

Registration is required. To register, please call (603) 224-4093, ext. 82828. 

All community members are welcome to attend. This program is offered at no charge. Masks optional.