Grief support programs offered for all ages


LEWISTON — Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is offering programs this winter to provide information and support to adults and youth in central and western Maine grieving the death of a loved one.

Program sessions help participants understand the grief process, share feelings and experiences and find hope and comfort. All programs are led by trained bereavement volunteers and/or professional grief facilitators and are offered at no cost to participants.

For more information, including program locations/dates, or to preregister call the Bereavement Department at 777-7740 or 1-800-482-7412.


Adults: Guidance through Grief, Hospice House in Auburn, Wednesdays 2 to 3:30 p.m. for eight weeks beginning Jan. 16. Requires preregistration.

Guidance through Grief, The Dempsey Center in Lewiston, Tuesdays 6 to 7:30 p.m. for eight weeks beginning Jan. 15. Requires preregistration.

Adults: Bereavement after Suicide Group, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Lewiston, Tuesdays 5:30 to 7 p.m. for eight weeks beginning Jan. 15. Requires preregistration.


Children: Program for Grieving Children and Teens will offer ongoing sessions for youth ages 3 to 18. Call the Bereavement Office for more information, 795-9468. Requires preregistration. 


Adult: Pathways through Grief, Tuesdays 6 to 7:30 p.m. for eight weeks  beginning Jan. 15. Requires preregistration.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice offers grief support programs at various times throughout the year. Contact them at the numbers provided at any time to learn about other planned offerings, connect with other community-based bereavement resources or learn about opportunities to become a trained bereavement volunteer.