Bereavement Services & Grief Support Groups

The death of a loved one leaves behind feelings of loss which give way to deep pain. Working through the pain is what is called grief work. Although no two experiences are the same, we do know that it is a process that all must go through. Reactions, though typical, will differ for each person and vary in degree, intensity and duration.

It is the goal of the Bereavement Program of Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice to help those who have experienced loss understand and normalize their feelings of grief.

Father's Day Without Dad Workshop 

We are here to support you during this time of remembrance. Gather together with others who are also feeling the absence of dad during this Father’s Day holiday. Join us for this one-day grief support workshop, where we will discuss the phases and cycles of grief, and share ways to memorialize, honor and celebrate your father’s memory. Each group member will receive grief support resources and information to continue with next steps for healing through this loss.

More details for this workshop can be found here.


Adult Bereavement Support Groups

These six week closed groups provide an opportunity for those who are grieving the death of a loved one to meet in a safe, supportive environment and share with others who are also experiencing loss.  Groups are offered in the fall, winter and spring in  Exeter and Epping.

Learn more about our summer support group here

Drop-In Bereavement Support Groups

The drop-in grief support group is for those interested in exploring the grieving process in a safe, supportive environment. Sessions are free, no registration is needed and participants are not expected to make an ongoing commitment to attend.

The 2nd Monday of Every Month
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location:  Epping Regional Health Center, 212 Calef Hwy, Epping, NH 03042
Please wear mask for entry into building.
Learn more here.

Bereavement Services offered at Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice also include the following:

  • “Celebration of Life” Annual Memorial Service - Family members and friends are invited to attend this special remembrance held every spring to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost over the past year.
  • Caregivers Day of Respite
  • Bereavement Training
  • Bereavement Volunteers
  • Grief educational materials
  • Community Resource information
  • Workshops such as Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Grief & Loss Support & Resources in New Hampshire

Grief Support Groups and Resources for Grieving Children of All Ages Grief Support Camps for Grieving Children Book Lists Support for Widowed Parents

Grief Support for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Grief Support for Parents Grieving the Loss of a Child Grief Support for Loss through Substance Use 

Grief Support for Survivors of Suicide

Support for Young Widows

Support for Young Widowed Men

Grief Therapists in New Hampshire

For further information about Bereavement Services, please call the Rockingham VNA & Hospice Bereavement Coordinator at 603-660-4528.