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A picture of The Emilson Family Wall of Remembrance outside of the Pat Roche Hospice Home.

Please know that families can count on our hospice professionals for ongoing support and education. One such area of support is bereavement care. This is a vital element of our hospice services for families. Before, during, and after a loved one’s death, hospice bereavement services are an important support system that assist patients, families, and caregivers with their respective grief. 

Bereavement Services

Bereavement Programs to Support You

Our bereavement program provides the psychological, emotional, and spiritual support needed during life’s difficult transition after a loved one’s passing. Families and caregivers are provided with a continuum of care through a supportive bereavement program that continues for thirteen months after the loss of a loved one.


A telephone screening is necessary for enrollment for support groups. We provide the option of phone screenings, phone/virtual groups, and virtual/phone individual grief counseling sessions as needed. 

For more information about our Bereavement Support, please contact Cynthia Stanton at (781) 659-2342 x 311.

Cynthia Stanton, Bereavement Coordinator at NVNA and Hospice.

Cynthia Stanton


Bereavement Coordinator

Moving Forward Together

Moving Forward Together is a walking group at the Hemingway Wildflower Field and Donovan-Wildcat Conservation area on Circuit Street in Norwell beginning May 2, 2024.


This group will meet for weekly walks each Thursday from 4:15pm-5:30pm. 

Those grieving a loved one are invited to join us for one hour of walking and talking with other grievers, sharing stories, and giving and receiving support. If it is your first time walking with us, we ask that you register beforehand, but drop-ins are welcome. Please bring your own water bottle. No facilities available. This is an easy trail, flat and paved, with some boardwalks and ample parking available. 
If there is any precipitation at all on any given Thursday, the walk will be cancelled.


For more information or to register prior to your first time walking with us, please contact Cynthia Stanton at (781) 659-2342 x 311.

Finding Meaning in Grief Group

As we mourn the loss of a loved one, we experience our grief shifting and changing shape. Sometimes in later grief, a deeper meaning arises and our lives have more direction and purpose. This support group will explore this potential as we share how the grief experience deepens over time. We will share our grief stories, support one another, and explore the ways our grief has changed us and is moving us forward in life. This group requires its participants to have attended at least one other grief support group and is designed for those farther down the road of the loss experience.

This group meets weekly on Thursdays from 2:00pm-3:30pm for four sessions beginning September 5, 2024. 

To register, for more information, or for a conversation about whether this group is appropriate for where you are in your grief journey, please contact Cynthia Stanton at (781) 659-2342 x 311.

Understanding Your Grief Group

“Understanding Your Grief” is most appropriate for those within the first year of a significant loss. This group is based primarily on the work of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, author, educator, and grief counselor. Participation in this group will help you answer questions like:

“Am I going crazy?”   “Am I the only one who feels this way?”   “Will these feelings ever go away?”

Participation in this group will help normalize your experience of the pain of loss and bring meaning to the process of healing. Space is limited in this group, so please call soon if you are interested. If the group fills up quickly, a waitlist will be created and another group scheduled. 

Our Fall group will meet weekly on Thursdays from 2:00pm-3:30pm beginning October 31, 2024 and ending December 12, 2024 (does not meet on Thanksgiving). 


For more information, to join the wait list for the next series, or for a conversation about whether this group is appropriate for where you are in your grief journey, please contact Cynthia Stanton at (781) 659-2342 x 311.

All in-person meeting locations will be provided upon registration.

"Hearing about other people and their grief experiences makes me feel that I am not so alone in my own grief."

Bereavement group participant

"Talking every week about the loss of my loved one has made a difference in my life."

Bereavement group participant

Bereavement Resources

"I have learned that the pain that surrounds the closed heart of grief is the pain of living against yourself, the pain of denying how the loss changes you, the pain of feeling alone and isolated—unable to openly mourn, unable to love and be loved by those around you. Instead of dying while you are alive, you can choose to allow yourself to remain open to the pain, which, in large part, honors the love you feel for the person who has died. After all, love and grief are two sides of the same precious coin."

Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Honor Your Loved One's Memory

Hospice families have an opportunity to recognize their loved one on the campus of the Pat Roche Hospice Home. Memorial donations cumulatively exceeding $1,000 will be invited to honor their loved one on our beautiful Emilson Family Wall of Remembrance. For more information, please contact Development Associate Julie Hargrave at (781) 610-1494 or

Three women and a young girl taking a photo together and holding flowers outside the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham, MA.
A large tent with people sitting under it outside of the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham, MA.
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