Tufts Medicine Care at Home Supports Grieving Children with Free Support Group


Lawrence, Mass. – Recognizing that kids grieve in their own unique way, Tufts Medicine Care at Home has designed a free grief support program for children.

In the biweekly sessions, which are led by a facilitator from Tufts Medicine Care at Home’s licensed, credentialed bereavement staff, children aged 6 to 15 can connect with peers, express creativity, learn about bereavement, and create lasting memories. The group will meet every other Tuesday, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., from Sept. 6 through Nov. 1 at High Pointe House, 360 North Ave. in Haverhill.

Susan Toleos, manager of hospice bereavement services and community education/outreach for Tufts Medicine Care at Home, acknowledges that it can be challenging for caregivers of children who are grieving a loss to know what to say or do.

“Providing a sense of community, shared experiences, and connection are especially important in helping children cope and ultimately heal,” Toleos said.

Tufts Medicine Care at Home offers a range of support groups, all of which are free of charge and open to the public, that meet in person (General Loss and Loss of Spouse) and via Zoom (LGTBQIA+ Loss, Loss of Parent, Loss of Spouse, Men’s Loss of Spouse, and Loss Due to Covid). To register, call (978) 552-4510. To learn more, visit www.merrimackvalleyhospice.org.

About Tufts Medicine Care at Home

Tufts Medicine Care at Home, part of the Tufts Medicine health system, provides a full continuum of home health, palliative, and hospice care within all the places patients call home in more than 110 communities throughout northeastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and southern Maine.

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