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

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

Grief Goes to the Movies | Concord Public Library Tuesday, June 11 | 2 - 5 p.m.

Movie: My Life
Join us as we learn, explore, and discuss grief and its impact on our lives through the use of popular films. Movies are followed by a discussion of food for thought questions to explore grief-related themes observed in the film. 

Movies are free and open to the public. Please make a note of movie ratings as most films are not appropriate for children. Light refreshments will be provided.

Pre-registration is not required.

Monthly Newly Bereaved Group | Concord Regional VNA Hospice House 1st Tuesday of each month | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

These drop-in discussion 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 (Sept-June only) | 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. 

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

Loss After Addiction Discussion Group | Concord Regional VNA Hospice House 3rd Wednesday of each month | 4 - 5:30 p.m.

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