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Grief Support

Hospice of Northwest Ohio provides several 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.

Meeting with a Hospice of Northwest Ohio grief counselor is required before participation in any group.  Please call the Bereavement Team to discuss a time and date that will work for you and your family. This will be a time for you to share your story and hear about the bereavement program.

Support Groups and Workshops                                                                                                   

Coping with 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 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Toledo Center

1st and 3rd Wednesday 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
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

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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

 

Yoga for Grievers

EIGHT-WEEK GROUP - Advance Registration Required
Open to any adult who is grieving - regardless of fitness level, age and flexibility. Participants will work through the energetic and emotional blocks of grief to find peace.

Tuesdays, June 5 - July 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the Toledo Center
Wednesdays, July 25 - September 12 at 9:00 a.m. at the Perrysburg Center
Tuesdays, September 18 - November 6 at 1:00 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. 

2018 session to be announced

 

 

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Suggested Reading

Fading Away: The Experience of Transition in Families with Terminal Illness

By B. Davies, et al

Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals

By Earl Grollman

Lifetimes

By Bryan Mellonie, Robert Ingpen

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