Everyone deals with the loss of a loved one in a different way.

As we navigate these highly uncertain times, we are surrounded by fear, anxiety, and illness. If you are already grieving the loss of a loved one, these feelings can become especially stressful. For more information and resources about managing bereavement around COVID-19, click here.

Guidance Through Grief – 8-Week Adult Grief Support Group
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Wednesday Group – starting September 15th from 1:00-2:30 PM
Thursday Group – starting September 16th from 5:30-7:00 PM
Virtual Group – starting September 16th from 1:00-2:30 PM

Wednesday and Thursday groups will be held at Androscoggin’s Lewiston office, located at 15 Strawberry Avenue.

Please contact the Bereavement Department if you are unable to register online, or would like more info at (207) 795-9468 or bereavement@androscoggin.org

Restorative Retelling Grief Support Group
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Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00PM for 10 weeks, starting September 16th

Join us at our upcoming Restorative Retelling Grief Support Group for adult family members and friends suffering from traumatic grief. This group is for those navigating their grief as a result of a loved one’s sudden death due to homicide, overdose, suicide, motor vehicle accident, or medical event.

Please contact the Bereavement Department if you are unable to register online, or would like more info at (207) 795-9468 or bereavement@androscoggin.org

Living Through Grief Newsletters

Living Through Grief
Feelings of Grief
Coping With Grief
Different Bonds, Different Grief
After the First Year
Coping With the Holidays

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The loss of her husband of nearly 51 years left Yvette Boivin feeling overwhelmed. Learning of Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice’s Pathways Through Grief support group enabled her to change her perspective on life and gave her a new focus. “During the eight-week session, I learned there are so many aspects to grieving, so many questions you need answered. I learned that it’s okay to be sad and more importantly, it’s okay to be happy. My husband would want that.” –  Yvette Boivin, support group participant


Camp Dragonfly

 

This one-day retreat is designed to bring together grieving children and teens ages 6 to 17, as well as the key support people in their lives, who have experienced the loss of a loved one or are living with a loved one with a terminal illness.

The goal of the daylong camp is to offer support to all who have experienced a loss, to educate those attending about the grieving process, and to help families feel comfortable having sometimes difficult conversations about death and loss. The retreat is led by specially trained counselors and volunteers within a supportive environment in order to help meet the unique needs of grieving children, teens, and adults.

The camp is open to hospice families, as well as families in the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one or are anticipating a loss. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Camp Dragonfly

Thank you to all who attended this year’s Camp Dragonfly. Stay tuned for information on the 2022 session!

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“It showed me that I was not alone and that other people were grieving too.” – Brianna, Camp Dragonfly participant