Merrimack Valley Hospice Offers Free Support to Cope With the Holidays – In Person and Virtually


Lawrence, Mass.  – While the holiday season is a time of joy for many, it can cause great struggle for those who are grieving. Recognizing that a sense of community, shared experiences and connection are especially important this time of year, Merrimack Valley Hospice is offering free support to cope with the holidays.

A facilitator from Merrimack Valley Hospice’s licensed, credentialed bereavement staff will lead each workshop, both in person and via Zoom.

In-person meetings will take place on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., on November 16, November 30 and December 14 at St. Michael’s Parish, 196 Main St. in North Andover.

Workshops will be offered virtually on Thursday, November 11, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.; Monday, November 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 10, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, December 15, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

All sessions are free of charge and open to the public. To register, call (978) 552-4510. To learn more, 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 northeastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and southern Maine as York Hospital Hospice. For more information, visit

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