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.


Monday, February 8 from 3-5:00 p.m. at the Toledo Center
Saturday, February 20 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Michigan Office

Wednesday, March 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center
Thursday, March 15 from 2-4:00 p.m. at the Toledo Center

Saturday, March 26 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

Tuesday, April 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Toledo Center
Wednesday, April 20 from 2-4:00 p.m. at the Michigan Office

Tuesday, May 10 from 4-6:00 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center
Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Toledo Center

Tuesday, June 7 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Michigan Office
Wednesday, June 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

 

Men in Grief  

FOR-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.

Mondays, May 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Toledo Center

 

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

 

 

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, 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

 

Traumatic Loss and Grief

ONE-TIME GROUP - Advance Registration Required
Open to grieving adults who have experienced the unexpected or violent death of a loved one. Participants will learn about first steps in the healing process.

Saturday, March 19 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Toledo Center

 

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. 

Session for 2016 to be determined. Typically held the first Sunday in December.