Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers is organizing an eight-week peer support group for anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one. The group is open to the community at large, as well as to families of hospice patients. Many find that gathering together in this way can be helpful and healing, especially as the holiday season approaches.

The eight-week group, facilitated by Colleen Kinney and Libby West, will meet in Rockland at MaineHealth Care at Home (formerly Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care, 170 Pleasant St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Nov. 2 through Dec. 21. There is no charge for participation, but pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Libby at 504-6602.

Coastal Family Hospice ( works with MaineHealth Care at Home to provide volunteer support for its hospice patients and their families.