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Merrimack Valley Hospice Now Offering Free Virtual Grief Support Groups

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Lawrence, Mass. (May 18, 2020) – Grief support groups offer individuals who have lost a loved one with a safe space and supportive environment to express feelings and share memories with others who understand what they are going through. Since in-person meetings are not possible during this health crisis, Merrimack Valley Hospice is offering virtual sessions so those who are grieving may continue to find comfort and learn coping skills to help them come to terms with their loss.

Groups are offered on a biweekly basis on Zoom, with each session led by a facilitator from Merrimack Valley Hospice’s licensed, credentialed bereavement staff. Groups take place Wednesdays, 12 to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Sessions are tailored to meet the group’s needs, with topics including the grief process, general loss and healing.

All groups are free of charge and open to the public. To learn more or register, call (978) 552-4510.

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 and HomeCare, Inc., 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 MerrimackValleyHospice.org.

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