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Grief Support

Hospice of Northwest Ohio provides an array of support groups and workshops to help people of all ages cope with the loss of a loved one. While some people may be afraid to join a group at first, we recommend they give it a try. Group members usually feel very comfortable giving and receiving support in the group with others who share similar concerns.

All groups are provided free of charge and are available to anyone in the community, whether or not they have had previous involvement with Hospice of Northwest Ohio. All support group meetings are conducted by professional counselors, with trained volunteers and are held at either our Toledo or Perrysburg hospice centers or our Michigan Office. For more information, or to register, contact the Bereavement Team at 419-661-4001 or 734-568-6801.

Grief 101 is required before participation in any other groups. Please call the Bereavement Team to discuss a date and time that will work for you!

 

Support Groups and Workshops

Grief 101

ONE-TIME, TWO-HOUR SESSION – Advance Registration Required
This is an educational meeting that provides a basic understanding of grief and loss and prepares participants for further group experiences. It is a requirement before attending additional groups. Offered both day and evening at varying locations.

Saturday, April 8 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center
Tuesday, April 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Toledo Center

Wednesday, May 3 from 2-4:00 p.m. at the Michigan Office
Wednesday, May 17 from 4-6:00 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Toledo Center
Tuesday, June 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Michigan Office
Wednesday, June 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

 

Coping with Any Loss

THIS IS AN ONGOING GROUP – Advance Registration Required
Twice monthly, ongoing interactive grief support group for adults who are adjusting to the loss of any loved one.

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Michigan Office

Coping with An Unexpected Loss

THIS IS AN ONGOING GROUP – Advance Registration Required
Twice monthly, ongoing grief support group open to any adult who has experienced a sudden or traumatic loss of a loved one.

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Toledo Center

Mid-Life Spousal or Partner Loss

THIS IS AN ONGOING GROUP – Advance Registration Required
Twice monthly, ongoing grief support group open to any man or woman who has experienced the death of a partner or spouse during their mid-life years.

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Toledo Center
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Toledo Center

Supportive Spouses

THIS IS AN ONGOING GROUP – Advance Registration Required
Open to recently bereaved men and women who are adjusting to life without their mates.

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

Growing Through Grief

THIS IS AN ONGOING GROUP – Advance Registration Required
Open to any adult. In this group members will help each other through the pain of loss, seek new adventures and support each other on the path to healing.

4th Tuesday of the month from 3:30-5 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Swanton

Holiday Grief Workshop

ONE-TIME GROUP – Advance Registration Required
Open to grieving adults and children who are facing the winter holidays and trying to cope with loss. 

Next session to be announced. Typically held the first Sunday in December.

 

 

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