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Support Groups


It is not uncommon for people to experience difficulty readjusting to life after the death of a loved one. Sharing your feelings of grief or anxiety is among the first steps to take towards adjustment to life after your loss.

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of national, local, online and in-house bereavement support services and materials that we trust and recommend:

It is important that you find a grief counselor or support group that you feel comfortable with. If you are having trouble locating a good match for yourself or a loved one, please do not hesitate to contact us for our assistance.

Listed below are the community support groups Merrimack Valley Hospice is currently offering*.

 If you are interested in learning about additional bereavement options call (978) 552-4537

 *Pre-registration is required to attend all groups.

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• General Bereavement
Billerica Senior Center
25 Concord Road, Billerica, MA
2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Starting February 10th, 2016
For information and to register call 978-552-4200

•The Grief Journey
March 31st - June 2nd, 2016
Thursday mornings 10:00 - 11:00 AM
For information and to register call 978-552-4537 

• The Chelmsford Senior Center
75 Groton Road, Chelmsford, MA
Meetings resume February 24th, 2016
For information and to register call 978-552-4128
• The Grief Journey
Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley Atrium
140 Lincoln Avenue, Haverhill, MA
Monday afternoons 1:30 - 3:00PM
For information and to register call 978-552-4128

• Learning to Live with Loss
Merrimack Valley Hospice
Riverwalk Properties
360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA
Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
For information and to register call 978-552-4537

• Learning to Live with Loss
Co-sponsored with H.L. Farmer & Sons Aftercare
Sacred Hearts Church
50 South Main Street, Bradford, MA
Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Jan. 19th, Feb. 16th, Mar.15th, Apr.19th, May 17th, June 21st
For information and to register call 978-552-4537 or 978-374-9257
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| Methuen, MA 01844
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