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The Community Hospice's Wave Riders program is a six week support group for grieving children and teens.  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.



Accepting Applications







445 New Karner Rd

295 Valley View Blvd

47 Liberty Street







5:30pm - 7:00pm

5:00pm - 6:30pm

5:00pm - 6:15pm




2014 Dates:

2014 Dates:

2015 Dates:

Oct 28

Oct 29

Jan 14

Nov 04

Nov 05

Jan 21

Nov 11 - NO GROUP

Nov 12

Jan 28

Nov 18

Nov 19

Feb 04

Nov 25

Nov 26 - NO GROUP

Feb 11

Dec 02

Dec 03

Feb 18

Dec 09

Dec 10


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.

Who can apply to Wave Riders?

  • Any child or teen, aged 3 – 17 years old who has experienced a death-related loss in their lifetime.

  • It does not matter if the loved one was a relative or not. As long as it was an important person in your child's life 

  • It does not matter if the loved one was a participant of Hospice services or not.

  • It does not matter how long ago the death occurred.

  • It does not matter what county or state you reside in, as long as you are willing to travel to our site for all six weeks.

How much does it cost?

  • Wave Riders is free for all families.

What happens after I submit an application?

  • We will contact you before the group's start date to schedule a required onsite intake.

  • If your application is accepted, attendance is required for all six weeks of group.


Please call 518-915-1914 for more information.  Thank you!

Apply ONLINE or download and print the application below.

The Community Hospice's Children's Grief Programs,
Oct 8, 2014, 9:46 AM