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Bereavement support drop-in groups for adults:

Open to all adults who are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one.

First and third Thursday of each month: 6-7:30 p.m., Hazen Library, Shirley.

Second Tuesday of each month: 12:30-2 p.m., Hazen Library, Shirley; 6-7:30 p.m., Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Ayer.

Third Tuesday of each month: 1-2:30 p.m. ,Townsend Council on Aging Senior Center.

Support for women surviving loss of a significant other :

Third Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Hazen Library, Shirley.

Drop-in support groups require no registration. All groups are a free service to the community.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is often the most challenging task one may face in a lifetime. Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice provides a safe and comfortable environment to express the thoughts and feelings experienced during loss.

Support groups are facilitated by hospice professionals or volunteers trained in bereavement. If counseling is needed beyond the level of this group, a list of competent professional counselors can be provided.

For information, contact Karen Campbell, CT, coordinator of bereavement services, at 800-698-3307 ext. 320.

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