Group members usually feel very comfortable givng and receiving support from others who share similar concerns.

Reaching Out to Help Yourself and Others

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.


Wednesday, September 24 from 3-5:00p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

Tuesday, October 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Toledo Center
Tuesday, October 14
from 2-4:00 p.m. at the Michigan Office
Wednesday, October 29
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

Monday, November 10 from 2-4:00 p.m. at the Toledo Center
Thursday, November 19
from 3-5:00 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

Tuesday, December 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Toledo Center
Wednesday, December 17
from 3-5:00 p.m. at the Michigan Office

 

Coping with Any Loss

THIS IS AN ONGOING GROUP – Advance Registration Required
An 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

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Michigan Office

 

Mid-Life Spousal or Partner Loss

THIS IS AN ONGOING GROUP – Advance Registration Required
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

 

Men in Grief  

FOUR-WEEK GROUP - Advance Registration Required
Open to any man who is grieving, this group is conducted by men to discuss practical tips for managing everyday life following the death of a loved one.

Next session to be announced.

 

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 4-5:30 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

 

After Your Parent Dies

THIS IS AN ONGOING GROUP - Advance Registration Required
Open to adults who are grieving the death of one or both parents.

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Toledo Center

 

Pathways

FOUR-WEEK GROUP - Advance Registration Required
Open to all adults who want to discuss, learn about and work through the spiritual aspects of grieving the loss of a loved one. 

Next session to be announced.

 

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 planned for November 23, 2014 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Toledo Center