Community Care supports those experiencing grief

By Cecilia Nasmith

Anyone grieving the death of a loved one who needs a safe place to talk about the loss is invited to join the new eight-week grief-support group offered in Cobourg by Community Care Northumberland.

Meetings will be led by trained volunteer facilitators who will offer support and discussion, as well as share resources about the experience of grief with participants.

“These sessions are meant to help participants learn about how grief and bereavement affects them,” Community Care Northumberland executive director Trish Baird said.

“They will help them understand their feelings and emotional responses that come with loss, and how to express and communicate to others their needs, and the best ways to provide support to them.”

The agency's press release quoted a former program participant who shared how the experience helped. “I was able to realize I was not alone,” the participant said.

Meetings begin April 2 and run eight consecutive weeks, taking place from 10 a.m. to noon at Community Care's Cobourg office (1005 Elgin St. W., Suite 203).

For more information about this program, or to register for the group, contact Community Care Northumberland's Hospice Services at 1-855-473-8875 or e-mail

For more information on the agency's hospice services, visit