Grief Support

Life After Loss

Grief Support Group Meeting


 Janice Pagano, Holistic Counselor-Educator, is joining Darren Newcomb at Avalon Life Celebration Center & Cremation Services, LLC of 691 College Highway,  Southwick MA in offering Life After Loss, a grief support group meeting monthly on Sundays at 6 p.m. Any adult seeking guidance and support after recently losing a loved one, are welcome to join this new group that is now forming. As attendance increases the group will move to a weekly format in the fall.

Janice Pagano, Holistic Counselor-Educator has been serving the greater Pioneer Valley for over 20 years, offering individual counseling, support groups, holistic health and wellness education. She is certified in Psychosynthesis counseling, a transpersonal psychology, and maintains a private counseling and healing practice in Westfield, MA. Janice was formerly the bereavement counselor at the Cancer House of Hope in West Springfield. She has provided volunteer services in the hospice and cancer communities for several years, using mindfulness and a heart centered approach to help those dealing with death and dying. She provides a safe and nurturing environment for people to explore and resolve life problems, foster personal growth and learn healthy ways of coping and living a more balanced and joyous life. Her work has included helping and teaching seniors, teens, adults, Veterans, the disabled and chronically ill. Janice can be reached directly at 413-569-0444 or You can also contact Darren Newcomb at Avalon at 413-569-0571 or

  “Grief is a life altering change that can shake our world apart. By being heard and supported by others going through a similar experience, I believe one can find a sense of connection, clarity and hope for a brighter future, while learning to live with loss.”

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