Lawrence, Mass. – Following the death of a loved one, bereavement groups can help reduce the likelihood of developing prolonged grief disorder, a debilitating, persistent state of mourning that interferes with daily life.
Tufts Medicine Care at Home will offer a new, in-person support group on Thursdays, 3-4:30 p.m., at Winchester Public Library (80 Washington St., Winchester) from March 16 through April 20. A facilitator from the nonprofit organization’s licensed, credentialed bereavement staff will lead each session.
Susan Toleos, manager of bereavement services and community education at Care at Home, acknowledges that it can be challenging for family and friends to know what to say or do to support an individual who is grieving a loss.
“Providing a sense of community, shared experiences and connection are especially important in helping people find comfort, learn coping skills and ultimately heal,” she said.
Additional support groups offered via Zoom and in-person by Care at Home – all of which are free of charge and open to the public – include Cooking and Eating for One, Loss of Adult Child, Loss of Spouse/Partner, Children’s Grief Group and LGBTQ+ Grief Support. To register, call (978) 552-4510. To learn more, visit www.careathome.org/support-groups.
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 in home and community settings. Our highly skilled healthcare professionals are renowned for their expertise in a wide range of cutting-edge clinical and supportive services for infants, children, adults and elders. The Lawrence-based nonprofit organization delivers expert, compassionate care in more than 100 communities throughout the Merrimack Valley, northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.