Pediatric Support Services


The Community Hospice provides short-term counseling services for children & teens after the loss of a loved one. Please apply online, or call us at: 518-724-0200


**Email and online applications are not monitored 24/7. If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.**

 

Wave Riders Group Schedule


All via Zoom. All free of charge. Open to ages 3-17. Contact us for more information on how to participate by calling 518-724-0200, or 

apply online.


July Wave Riders Group

Wednesdays  July 7th, 14th & 21st

10:00am-11:30am


October Wave Riders Group

Mondays & Tuesdays, October 4th-October 19th 

4:00pm – 5:00pm


November Wave Riders Group

Mondays & Tuesdays, November 1st-November 16th

4:00pm - 5:00pm


December Wave Riders Group

Monday & Tuesdays, November 29th to December 14th

4:00pm – 5:00pm


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.



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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