Bereavement Care

VNA of Middlesex East, 2012 Annual ReportMiddlesex-East Visiting Nurse Hospice offers bereavement support based on the emotional needs of individuals navigating the grieving process.  All families receive mailings of information to help them through the process for 13 months.  When it is needed, phone calls and/or social work support can be arranged.

We also offer:

Bereavement Support Groups

Bereavement support groups are offered several times a year.  The groups are for adults suffering a loss.  Participants are able to share their sorrow without judgment, learn about the process of grief, and find hope to move forward.  There is no charge for the group but registration is required.

Contact the Bereavement Coordinator at 781-439-6123 or for more information.

Child Expressive Therapy

We offer individual counseling to children and adolescents (ages 3 to 18) who have lost or are in the process of losing a parent, sibling, grandparent or significant other in their lives.  An expressive therapist uses tools such as artwork, writing, music, collages and storytelling to help children create meaningful “good-byes” and understand death and loss.  The service is free of charge.

Contact the Bereavement Coordinator at 781-439-6123 or suzanne.l.yoffe@lahey.orgfor more information.