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

Remembering Our Mothers Tuesday, May 9 | 5:30 - 7 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.

Life After Loss: Adult Grief Discussion Group Tuesdays, June 6 - August 1 | 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 loss. Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts, feelings, and challenges associated with grieving. Facilitators and participants share tools they have learned tha have been helpful in their journey. Please note there is no meeting on July 4th. Pre-registration is required.

Remembering Our Fathers Tuesday, June 13 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.

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

Monthly Men's Discussion Groups 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month | 9 - 10 a.m.

These drop-in groups are on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 9 to 10 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton Street in Concord. They are open to men who are grieving the loss of a spouse or significant other. Men talk about their experiences with grief, connect with others who are going through a similar loss, and learn tools for coping with their loss. Pre-registration is not required.

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.