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. For more information on any of the services and programs, please call (603) 410-9917 or e-mail barbara.desmond@granitevna.org or call (603) 832-4841 or e-mail dan.kusch@granitevna.org

Our in-person programs have been suspended at this time due to COVID-19, however, we are offering many programs online.   

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

Grieving a Loss Due to COVID-19 | Online Program TBD

Experiencing the death of a loved one due to COVID-19 can be especially challenging due to its sudden, unexpected nature, sparking a variety of emotions - anger, anxiety, guilt, sadness...all at a time when mostof the usual rituals and avenues of support are no longer accessible in ways you have come to expect. Join us in a safe space to share the challenges and gain support. 

Registration is required. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive a link to the program. Technical support is available to participate in the group. 

Register here.

Newly Bereaved Support Sessions | Online Program Third Tuesday of Each Month | 6 - 7:15 p.m.

These drop-in 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 o the debilitating physical and emotional aspects of the grieving process and are welcome to share their experiences. 

Registration is required. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive a link to the program. Technical support is available to participate in the group. 

Register here.