VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF
MANCHESTER & SOUTHERN NH, INC.
Hospice Support Groups
What is Spiritual Care?
Spiritual Care seeks to enable a person to become emotionally whole by facing their illness with humor, love and compassion. Every illness creates spiritual questions. Who am I? Who am I becoming? What will happen to my loved ones when I am gone? How can I find peace in my heart? If only I had done…?
Spiritual Care moves the individual toward spiritual health by allowing them to speak their own words and thoughts. Wisdom is therefore achieved as the person integrates their heart and mind. By doing this self-care, a person will emotionally heal, and reconnect to their social environment finding new ways to live well.If you would more information about Spiritual Care, or to arrange for a visit, please contact the hospice program at the Visiting Nurse Hospice 622-3781.
Our support groups are offered free of charge to the community.
The following services require pre-registration:
Adult Bereavement Support Group
Stepping Stones through Grief
Death can be a painful and permanent loss experience, and one of the hardest from which to recover. Death takes away, but facing it and grieving can result in peace, new strengths and purpose. Click here to learn more...
Adult Bereavement Support Groups
The groups will help explore and understand better the grief process and
how to celebrate and honor the loved ones we have lost. The groups meet
weekly for 8 weeks and are held several times throughout the year. These groups are held one night/week on weekday evenings from 6p-8p. If you are interested in attending our next group, please register and you will be notified for our next session.
Pre-Registration is required.
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Suicide Bereavement Individual or Group Support
Individual sessions are available to assist participants in assessing their needs and working through some of the difficult issues associated with losing a loved one to suicide. Our ongoing Suicide Bereavement Support Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 6p-7:30p. Participation in this support group is open to adults and although registration for this group is not required, we do ask interested persons to contact 663-4005 prior to attending. This group will meet ongoing and will follow a 10 week cyclical agenda which provides the flexibility for participants to discuss current topics/issues of concern.
Stepping Stones through Grief
A bereavement group for children and adolescents ages 5-18. The groups will help explore and better understand such topics as the meaning of death, the feelings generated around loss and how to celebrate and honor the loved ones we have lost. Parents are required to stay and support their children by attending their own adult support group. The groups meet weekly for 8 weeks. Stepping-Stones is held twice a year in the spring and fall. Registration is required.
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Memorial Service-A Celebration of Remembrance
Memorial Services are held two times/year to honor and celebrate the lives of those people we love who have died. They are open to the public and provide unique opportunities of remembrance. Our Spring Memorial Service will be on May 31, 6p-7:30p at 4 Church Road, Bedford, NH (in the Fellowship Hall of the Bedford Presbyterian Church).
Men's Breakfast or Evening Drop In
A support group serving a light breakfast open to all men whose spouse has died. There is no registration or fee to attend this group. The Men's Breakfast meets at 200 South Jewett St., in a room of Southside Bible Fellowship Church, on the fourth Friday of every month between the hours of 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The Evening Drop In, like the breakfast, is for men only and meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM, also at 200 South Jewett St., in a room of Southside Bible Fellowship Church.
Women’s Support Group
Weekly support group sessions: from 9:30-11:00 am and one in the afternoon on each Friday. These are open to all women whose spouse or loved one has died. There is no registration or fee to attend. This group meets at the Elliot at River's Edge, at 185 Queen City Avenue, Manchester, in the River Room on the second floor.