Bereavement Services

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 assists patients, families, and caregivers with their respective grief. 


All Bereavement Support Groups REQUIRE REGISTRATION. Please contact Karen Gore for more information.

About Our Bereavement Services

Our Bereavement Program is coordinated by a licensed clinical social worker who 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 13 months after the loss of a loved one.

A telephone screening is necessary for enrollment for support groups. For your safety we are providing phone screenings phone/virtual groups and virtual/phone individual grief counseling sessions. While some of our NVNA SUPPORTS groups are unable to meet in person for safety right now, our team continues to support our community. Our bereavement support groups continue to meet, some virtually and some in-person.

Bereavement Groups

Pathways Through Grief

Mondays from 2:00pm-3:30pm at the Marshfield COA, beginning August 22

This six-session grief educational series and support group sponsored by NVNA and Hospice will run from August 22–October 3. This group is geared towards any adult who has lost a spouse, life partner, parent, sibling, family member, or close friend. It will offer a safe and supportive place for you to receive education on the grief process, to share your experience of loss with others, and move forward toward healing and hope in a confidential setting. Group limit 12.

Please contact to register.


Spouse/Partner Loss Support Groups

Daytime – Wednesday Afternoons 2:00-3:30pm: this group will meet in person beginning March 16, 2022 and will follow the latest CDC guidance with regard to mask usage. A Zoom option will be available for those who choose not to attend in person.

Evening – First & Third Monday of each month: this group will continue to meet via Zoom.

Please contact to register.

Adult Loss of Parent/Parent Figure Support Group

This is a 6-week group meeting on Zoom at 6:00pm on Wednesdays.
Dates: April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25.

Please contact to register.


Monthly Support Group

This group is for any loss. It will meet once each month on Zoom with a facilitator. The facilitator will provide coping skills and information, and there will be time for participants to express feelings, find common ground and support one another.

Registration required. Please contact to register.

This group will meet on the last Wednesday of each month via Zoom.
Time: 4:30pm
You may join for one or all meetings.

Bereavement SUPPORTS

Our bereavement coordinator can meet with you for in-person counseling and suggest a group that best meets your individual needs.

Bereavement Support Groups

Our groups are open to all South Shore residents who have suffered a loss within the past year. (Not limited to families of NVNA and Hospice patients)

All Bereavement Support Groups REQUIRE REGISTRATION. Please contact Karen Gore, LICSW at  or or 781-659-2342 to register.

Honor Your Loved One's Memory

Wall of Remembrance

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 on our beautiful new Wall of Remembrance.  For more information, please contact Development Officer Lisa Mullen at (781) 610.1519 or

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