Hospice of Northwest Ohio offers community grief support


Hospice of Northwest Ohio is offering in-person bereavement groups and private counseling sessions to anyone in the community who is grieving. A virtual option remains for anyone not comfortable attending the in-person sessions. Masks are required inside the Hospice Facilities.

Current groups offerings:

Coping with Loss – A twice monthly interactive support group for adults. Participants will learn about grief and have the opportunity to express and receive support, develop an understanding of one’s loss, learn realistic expectations for one’s self and discover healthy coping skills.

First and third Tuesdays of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Toledo Center

First and third Wednesdays of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Michigan Office

Mending Grief with Mindfulness – A twice monthly support group for adults. Participants will meet in a supported environment to learn techniques – including meditation – to manage the intense emotions that come with grief.

Second and fourth Mondays of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Toledo Center

Spousal or Partner Loss – Twice monthly support group for those who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner. Participants will learn ways to adapt to this life-changing event, set realistic expectations for one’s self, learn to take care of one’s self, gain support in understanding of grief and live with/manage the loneliness after loss.

First and third Wednesdays of the month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Toledo Center

Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Perrysburg Center

To assure the best possible group experience, anyone interested in attending must first speak to a member of the Hospice Bereavement Team by phone to learn about the options and determine which group would be the most beneficial.

All bereavement services 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 meetings are conducted by our licensed counselors.

Contact the Hospice of Northwest Ohio Bereavement Department at 419-661-4001. To learn more about grief and loss, visit www.hospicenwo.org.