The “Art of Grieving” is a monthly program for children and teens who are grieving a loss. Children and/or teens (under the age of 18) who are registered for the program will receive all the supplies needed to complete the activity for the month.

A video showing how to complete the activity will be available at beginning on the 24th of the month. Guidance for caregivers about how to support their grieving child or teen will be included with the supply kit. Art can help people who are mourning the loss of a loved one to open up to the opportunity to express their grief-related feelings and emotions.

The creation of art helps with processing sensory and emotional experiences in the bereaved. All activities are being offered free of charge to any children or teens in the community who are grieving.

To register, please complete the form below, or call Androscoggin’s Bereavement Department at 207-795-9468. The deadline to register for each activity will be the 23rd of the month.

January 2022 – The Thoughtful Garden

The Thoughtful Garden is an activity designed to combine sketching, memories and conversation to construct a small window garden. All the materials you need will be included to build a fast blooming tribute to your personal memories of your loved one.

Upcoming activities:

February—Memory Lanterns

March—Geography of Self