Heafey Support Groups
“A learning and sharing series for you who grieve the death of someone you love.”
The Sunday Night Grief Support Group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month (see the full calendar in the Journey Newsletter in this Grief Support menu for exceptions), from 6-7 PM at the Mortuary, 7805 West Center Road.
The Tuesday Grief Support Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month from 10-11:30 AM, also at the Mortuary, 7805 West Center Road.
These are facilitator-led groups with topics that focus on grief education and practical help. All are welcome; there are no fees, and no reservation is required.
Social Groups. Those who have lost a spouse are invited to join us for a meal each and any Wednesday (arriving 11-11:30 AM), at Gorat’s Restaurant, 4917 Center Street (AND/OR) on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at Greek Islands, 3821 Center Street. These lunch groups are a chance for socializing with people who have experienced a similar loss, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. No advance reservation is needed, and adult family members are also welcome to attend (Attendees each pay for their own meal).
The death of someone you love can cause a series of emotional and physical reactions which can be bewildering and frightening. It is like “Walking Through The Valley Of Darkness.” Finding people who understand your grief reactions and allow you to express them openly is vital. Having information about the grief process can help you know that you are on the right path.
This series can help you through parts of your Valley of Darkness. It won’t answer all of your needs, nor will you be finished with your grief when you have completed the sessions. Healing a loss takes time, but knowing how to allow the healing to take place also helps.
Support Group Meeting Times