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. 

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

The Grief Experience Through The Holidays | City Wide Community Center Monday, November 18 | 2 - 3:30 p.m.

The special holiday session offers support for those facing the winter holidays while grieving the loss of a loved one. Pre-registration is required.To register, click here.

 

 

Grief Goes to the Movies | Concord Public Library Tuesday, November 19 | 1 p.m.

This Month's Movie: The Shack
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 giref-related themese observed in the film. 

The Shack
After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression, causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack where he encounters three strangers. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of this tragedy and change his life forever.

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. For more information, e-mail carmella.dow@crvna.org

The Grief Experience Through The Holidays | MainStreet BookEnds of Warner Sunday, November 24 | 2 - 3:30 p.m.

The special holiday session offers support for those facing the winter holidays while grieving the loss of a loved one. Pre-registration is required.To register, click here.

The Grief Experience Through The Holidays | City Wide Community Center Wednesday, December 4 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.

The special holiday session offers support for those facing the winter holidays while grieving the loss of a loved one. Pre-registration is required.To register, click here.

Spousal Loss Group | Wesley United Methodist Church Thursdays, January 9 - February 27 | 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.

Spousal Loss Group | John H. Whitaker Place Tuesdays, January 21 - March 10 | 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.
 

Life After Loss: Adult Grief Discussion Group | National Association of Social Workers Tuesdays, January 21 - March 10 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Eight-week adult grief support groups are led by trained grief facilitators who provide grief support and education to adults coping with a recent loss. 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 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.