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.
Grief Support Groups
Monthly Grief Support Offerings – Virtual
Androscoggin is proud to offer a new grief group offering. These monthly, topic specific groups will begin on November 19th, 2020, and will be held every third Thursday of the month from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Registration is required and can be done by filling out the form below or by contacting the bereavement department at 795-9468.
Guidance Through Grief – Virtual
This free, eight-week facilitated grief support group will begin on December 15th and is for adults who have suffered a loss through death. Registration required by clicking here: Register Today
Living Through Grief Newsletters
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
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.
Future dates for Camp Dragonfly
“It showed me that I was not alone and that other people were grieving too.” – Brianna, Camp Dragonfly participant