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Grief Support

Hospice of Northwest Ohio provides several support groups and workshops to help people 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.

Please call to register and confirm group day, time and location in advance.     

Until further notice, all in-person bereavement support groups and workshops have been cancelled. Anyone needing support can call our staff at 419-661-4001 or can participate in our virtual support group program (below).

To help those coping with the loss of a loved one during the COVID-19 emergency, our bereavement team has created this video which offers tips in coping with the loss.

Grief, Loss and COVID-19:

Virtual Support Group -

In the absence of face-to-face bereavement support group meetings due to the COVID-19 emergency, Hospice of Northwest Ohio is offering virtual bereavement group sessions and private counseling sessions to anyone in the community who is grieving the loss of a loved one. How it works

In-Person 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 Monday of the month from 10:30 a.m. - Noon at the Toledo 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

 

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 life partner or spouse.

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Toledo Center

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

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 3:00-4:30 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.

Wednesdays, July 8 - August 26 at 9:00 a.m. at the Perrysburg Center

Thursdays, September 17 - November 5 at 4:00 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. 

Next session TBA.

 

 

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