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March 2, 2008

Support Groups


Young adult grief support group is a group for young adults who want to learn about feelings associated with grief and how to cope with them. The group will meet on March 4 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Greater Lawrence Technical High School in the front Conference Room, 57 River Road, Andover. Free and open to young adults. For more information, call Lucille Bonanno at 978-372-421.

Beacon Hospice, Inc. offers the following support groups which are free and open to the public:

r Bereavement Support Group meets every fourth Tuesday at Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Call Lucille Bonanno at 978-372-4211 or e-mail lbonanno@beaconhospice.com.

r Elder Losses Support/Discussion Group meetings every Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the North Andover Council on Aging, 120R Main St., North Andover. Call Lucille Bonanno at 978-372-4211 or e-mail lbonanno@beaconhospice.com.

Camp Stepping Stones is offered by the Center for Grief and Healing and provides support for children and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. For information about CGH Children's Program, visit www.griefandhealing.org.

Merrimack Valley Hospice is offering several bereavement support groups throughout the area. All support groups are free and open to the public and include:

r Bereavement Support Group meets Thursday nights, March 27 to April 24, at St. Michael's Parish, North Andover. Call 978-552-4537.

r Adult Loss of Parent support group on Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. through March 12 in Haverhill. Call 978-552-4522.

Loss of a child through stillbirth, abortion or miscarriage support at Caritas Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cremins Suite. 978-687-0156, ext. 2240.

Spousal loss support group meets in 12-week sessions at Haverhill Crossings on Mondays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. To join a group, call Nancy Thornton at 978-374-9257.

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