Merrimack Valley Hospice Teaches Grievers to Navigate Mealtime Solo


Lawrence, Mass. – For those who are grieving, navigating new rhythms of grocery shopping, preparing meals and dining without a beloved partner can cause added daily distress.

Recognizing the deep connection between food and mourning, Merrimack Valley Hospice has added “Cooking and Eating for One” to its lineup of free, virtual support groups offered on the Zoom videoconferencing platform.

The series of three interactive workshops, which will take place on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will teach straightforward, healthy recipes with minimal ingredients: Favorite Tomato Sauce on June 10; The Best Gazpacho on July 8; and Pesto 3 Ways on August 12. Participants are invited to register for one, two or all three sessions.

Merrimack Valley Hospice’s full range of support groups for adults, children, spouses/partners and individuals in the LGBTQ+ community who are grieving a death is free of charge and open to the public. To register and learn more, call 978-552-4510 or visit

About Merrimack Valley Hospice

Merrimack Valley Hospice is a not-for-profit agency providing comfort care and supportive services to patients nearing the end of life and bereavement services to their families and loved ones. Together with Home Health VNA, the agencies provide a full continuum of home health and hospice care in more than 110 communities throughout the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Merrimack Valley Hospice also serves the Southern Maine region as York Hospital Hospice. For more information, visit

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