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.

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 through the Holidays Tuesday, November 14 | 6 - 7:30 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 required. To register, click here.

Grief through the Holidays Tuesday, December 12 | 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 required. To register, click here.

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

These drop-in groups are on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant Street in Concord. 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. For more information, please call 224-4093, ext. 2828 or e-mail carmella.dow@crvna.org. 

Monthly Men's Coffee Hour 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. For more information, please call 224-4093, ext. 2828 or e-mail carmella.dow@crvna.org. 

H20 (Helping heal with others) 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. H20 Helping health with others are on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Concord, 55 Bradley Street in Concord. 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.