Bereavement

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) 224-4093, ext. 2828 or e-mail carmella.dow@crvna.org

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)

Grief Support Groups

RESCHEDULED Grief through the Holidays | Epsom Public Library Tuesday, December 19 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.

This grief support group is for adults who are adjusting to life after loss while also facing the stress of the holiday season. Join us as we share stories and learn tools for coping with the season. Pre-registration is not required. 

Life After Loss: Adult Grief Discussion Group | Hooksett Public Library Tuesdays, January 16 - March 6 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Eight-week adult grief discussion groups are led by trained grief facilitators who provide grief support and education to participants who have suffered a recent death. Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts, feelings, and challenges associated with grieving. Facilitators and participants share tools they have learned that have been helpful in their grief journey. Pre-registration is required. To register, click here.

Life After Loss: Adult Grief Discussion Group | Bow Mills United Methodist Church Wednesdays, January 31 - March 21 | 10:30 a.m. - Noon

Eight-week adult grief discussion groups are led by trained grief facilitators who provide grief support and education to participants who have suffered a recent death. Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts, feelings, and challenges associated with grieving. Facilitators and participants share tools they have learned that have been helpful in their grief journey. Pre-registration is required. To register, click here.

Life After Loss: Adult Grief Discussion Group | Concord Regional VNA Hospice House Mondays, February 5 - March 26 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Eight-week adult grief discussion groups are led by trained grief facilitators who provide grief support and education to participants who have suffered a recent death. Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts, feelings, and challenges associated with grieving. Facilitators and participants share tools they have learned that have been helpful in their grief journey. Pre-registration is required. To register, click here.

Spousal Loss Group | Havenwood Heritage Heights Tuesdays, March 6 - April 24 | 10:30 a.m. - Noon

Eight-week adult grief discussion groups help people who are dealing with the death of a spouse or significant other. Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts, feelings, and challenges associated with grieving. Facilitators and participants share tools they have learned that have been helpful in their grief journey. Pre-registration is required. To register, click here.

Mother's Day Remembrance | Concord Regional VNA Hospice House Monday, May 7 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

As Mother's Day approaches, join us to support and encourage one another. Connect with others who are facing Mother's Day without their mothers and learn ways of coping with your loss. We encourage you to bring a photo of your mother, as we set aside time to honor the memories of the mothers we have lost. Pre-registration is required. To register, click here.

Spousal Loss Group | National Association of Social Workers - NH Office Thursdays, May 10 - June 28 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Eight-week adult grief discussion groups help people who are dealing with the death of a spouse or significant other. Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts, feelings, and challenges associated with grieving. Facilitators and participants share tools they have learned that have been helpful in their grief journey. Pre-registration is required. To register, click here.

Monthly Newly Bereaved Discussion Groups | Hospice House 1st Tuesday of each month | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

These drop-in groups provide adults with grief education and support for those 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 to share their experiences. Pre-registration is not required. 

Monthly Men's Coffee Hour | Wesley United Methodist Church 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month | 9 - 10 a.m.

Men's Coffee Hour is an informal meeting time, providing an opportunity to connect with other men who are grieving the loss of a spouse or significant other. Participants are encouraged to talk about their experiences and struggles with grief and share ideas for coping with loss. Pre-registration is not required. 

H20 (Helping heal with others) | The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Concord 2nd Saturday of each month (Beginning Sept. 9) | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Grief is difficult. Connecting with others who have had a similar experience, in a safe and caring environment, often helps. They provide bereaved children (age 6-18) and their families with coping skills and peer support, enabling them to experience and process their grief freely. Accompanying adults may be asked to stay on site and are invited to participate in a concurrent, supportive program. Lunch will be provided after each session. Pre-registration is required. To register, click here.

H20 is collaboratively offered by Concord Regional VNA, Concord Hospital, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Concord, and community partners and volunteers.

(Starts January 2018) Loss After Addiction Support Group | Concord Regional VNA Hospice House 1st Wednesday of each month | 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Drop-in grief support group for anyone adjusting to the loss of a loved one to addiction. Pre-registration is not required.