* Adult grieving and health support groups

Second Tuesday of each month:

9-10:30 a.m. Groton Council On Aging

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

Third Thursday of each month:

1-2:30 p.m. Littleton Council On Aging

First and third Thursday evening of each month:

6-7:30 p.m. Hazen Library, Shirley

Adult grieving and healing support groups are open to all adults who are experiencing loss due to the death of a loved one.

* "You, too? Me, too!" Morning social for women surviving loss of a significant other

Third Saturday of each month:

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

* Pet Loss Support Group

Drop In support group for adults experiencing grief due to the loss of their pet.

Meets third Monday of each month in Shirley at Phoenix Park.

* New In February 2014: Family Drop-in Group

Second Thursday evening of each month.

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, coordinator of bereavement services, at 1-800-698-3307, ext. 320.

Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice, 2 Shaker Road, Suite 225, Shirley.