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Bereavement Support Groups

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Bayada Hospice, Norwich, VT

Bayada Hospice provides ongoing support for family and friends of those whom we have served as hospice patients. This includes memorial services for individuals and special times of remembrance that include patients and the community. In addition, Bayada provides education and outreach through short-term, one-on-one counseling and occasional groups.

Contact: Constance Moser, (802) 526-2380

Compassionate Friends of the Upper Valley, Norwich, VT

When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. This group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Norwich Public Library.

Contact: Lisa Olney, (603) 353-9240

Connecticut Valley Homecare and Hospice, Newport, NH

Connecticut Valley Homecare and Hospice offers one-on-one bereavement services to its clients and their families. A bereavement support group is held on the first Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. and is open to the entire community.

Contact: Gary MacIntosh, (603) 543-6800

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, Lebanon, NH

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center offers one-on-one bereavement support, periodic eight-week support groups, a lending library and assistance finding ongoing bereavement support in the Upper Valley

Contact: Jeanne Childs, (603) 653-3461

Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services, Charlestown, NH

Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services offers monthly bereavement support groups in Charlestown, NH

Contact: Bereavement Support Coordinator, (603) 541-4145

Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice, New London, NH

Lake Sunapee VNA provides "New Hope Journeys: Grief & Bereavement Services" for 14 months. These services include person-to-person visits, phone calls, time-sensitive mailings & literature, a lending library, support groups and referral support. Support groups are open to all people grieving a death.

Contact: Hospice Bereavement & Volunteer Coordinator, (603) 526-4077

Upper Valley Survivors of Suicide, Lebanon, NH

This support group is for those who have lost a family member, relative or friend to suicide. The Upper Valley Survivors of Suicide meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at DHMC.

Contact: Michael Whitman, (603) 795-4435, or Mary-Anne Johnson, (802) 484-7719

VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT

The VA Medical Center provides bereavement support to those with a connection to the military, offering bimonthly support groups, one-on-one counseling and memorial services.

Contact: Mary Lewis Webb, (802) 295-9363, ext. 5417

Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire, Lebanon, NH and Springfield, VT

In addition to the grief support offered to the families of hospice patients, the VNA and Hospice of VT and NH offers grief support through individual counseling and through grief support groups, both short-term and ongoing. They provide community education through presentations about specific situations, such as grieving during the holidays.

Contact: Susan Church, (603) 298-8399 or (802) 591-3539

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