LEWISTON — Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice (AHCH) is offering several programs this fall 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.

The following sessions have been scheduled:

Lewiston/Auburn

Adults: “Bereavement after Suicide,” eight weeks, Sept. 21 to Nov. 9, Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Requires preregistration.

“Guidance through Grief,”
eight weeks, Sept. 22 to Nov. 10,
Tuesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m. Requires preregistration; co-sponsored with Central Maine Medical Center.

Children: “Program for Grieving Children and Teens,” 10 weeks, Sept. 8 to Nov. 10, Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Requires preregistration for youth ages 3 to 18; co-sponsored by St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Franklin Community Health Network.

Oxford Hills

Adults: “Pathways through Grief,” eight weeks, Sept. 23 to Nov. 11,
Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Requires preregistration.

Lakes Region

Adults: “Pathways through Grief,” eight weeks, Sept. 23 to Nov. 11, Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Wilton/Farmington area

Adults: “Pathways through Grief,” eight weeks, Sept. 22 to Nov. 10, Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Requires preregistration.

Children: “Program for Grieving Children and Teens,” eight weeks, Sept. 9 to Oct. 28,
Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Requires preregistration; for youth ages 3 to 18; co-sponsored by St .Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Franklin Community Health Network.

Rumford

Children: “Program for Grieving Children and Teens,” eight weeks, Sept. 10 to Oct. 29, Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Requires preregistration; for youth ages 3 to 18; co-sponsored by St .Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Franklin Community Health Network.

For more information, including program locations/dates or to preregister, call 795-9460 or 1-800-482-7412, ext. 1460.

AHCH, in collaboration with co-sponsoring organizations, offers grief support program at various times throughout the year. Contact 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.


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