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Merrimack Valley Hospice Offers Free Virtual Grief Support Groups

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Lawrence, Mass. (August 21, 2020) – Grief support groups provide individuals 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 the COVID-19 crisis, Merrimack Valley Hospice is offering online 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 video conference, with each session led by a facilitator from Merrimack Valley Hospice’s licensed, credentialed bereavement staff. Groups addressing general loss take place on Wednesdays, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., and Thursdays, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sessions for those grieving the loss of a spouse or partner are held on Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

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

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 120 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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