Wave Riders

Wave Riders 2015
ONLINE Application

Free six week support group for grieving children aged 3-17.

An application
 and in person meeting are required.

Must attend all sessions with an adult. 



2015 Dates:

Boys and Girls Club
721 Curry Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Call Amy at 518-843-5412

Mondays: Feb 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

The Community Hospice
445 New Karner Rd
Albany, NY 12205

5:30pm - 7:15pm
Call Mary at 518-724-0200

Tuesdays: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, and 19

The Community Hospice
246 Manny's Corners Rd
Amsterdam, NY 12010

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Call Amy at 518-843-5412

Tuesdays: Feb 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

The Community Hospice
179 Lawrence Street
Saratoga, NY 12866

5:30pm – 6:45pm
Call Alycia at 518-581-0800

Thursdays: Feb 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2

The Community Hospice
295 Valley View Blvd
Rensselaer, NY 12144

5:00pm - 6:15pm
Call Julia at 518-285-8100

April 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20

 All of our Wave Riders participants::

  • are split into small groups by age: 3-5 years old, 5-8 years old, 8-12 years old, and teens 13-17 years old
  • have all experienced a death-related loss of a parent, sibling, aunt/uncle, cousin, friend, coach, teacher
  • lost their person due to health reasons, illness, cancer, homicide, suicide, accidents
  • lost their person recently or years ago

What happens after I submit an application?

  • We will contact you prior to the group's start date to schedule an required onsite intake.
  • If your application is accepted, attendance is required with an adult for all six weeks of group.


The Community Hospice's Wave Riders program is a six week support group for grieving children and teens.  Through art and dialogue, Wave Riders provides a safe, supportive environment to help children and teens learn that: 

They are not alone,

their feelings are perfectly normal, and

how to express those feelings in safe and healthy ways.

Any child or teen, aged 3-17 years old, who has experienced any type of death-related loss in their lifetime, regardless if the loved one was on Hospice, is welcome to apply.

Free of charge. Applications and onsite intakes are required.

Families may attend any site, regardless of what county they live in.

Children (aged 3-17) must attend all sessions with an adult.