Hospice Grief Services

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Support Groups for grieving children & teens


Group Name

 2020 Dates/Times

Please Contact


Wave Riders

(ages 3-17)

    Mondays and Tuesdays, November 2nd-November 17th


Please call

 518-724-0200 or apply online.

We are here for you! 

We recognize that this time is immensely difficult for families to navigate and are working harder than ever to continue to provide free and accessible grief support to children and teens. We are offering individual, family, and group support through phone and video meetings. Please reach out to us: (518) 724-0200

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The award winning Community Hospice Wave Riders Program helps children (aged 3-17 years old) who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives, including a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend, learn to “ride the waves of grief” and work towards healing and growth. This group is free of charge.

Working in small groups facilitated by the professional bereavement staff of Community Hospice, children can recognize and express their feelings in a safe and caring environment, receive guidance and support as they adapt to changes in their lives and families, and build self-esteem by validating the normal feelings of grief.

Children feel less isolated as they meet peers their own age, who also are dealing with a loss, and through expressive art, music, games and discussion, they are able to work toward healing and growth.

 All of our participants:

  • have experienced the death of a family member or friend
  • lost their loved one from natural causes, illness, accidents, overdose, homicide, or suicide

For more information about Wave Riders, please call 518-724-0200 or apply online.

Grief Counseling

Family or Individual Support Sessions

The Community Hospice provides information and support to facilitate successful transitions through the grief process. Grief counseling is available for individuals of any age, or families, and is free of charge. Please contact us for more information, or complete an application.

Wave Riders Volunteers

Wave Riders Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering for Wave Riders or The Community Hospice, please contact the location nearest you to register for the next Volunteer Orientation:

  • Albany, 518-724-0268
  • Catskill, 518-943-5402
  • Saratoga, 518-581-0800

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