Upcoming Support Groups and Workshops

All programs require preregistration. Dates and times are subject to change. Programs with fewer than 5 registrants may be cancelled.

For information, directions and to register for any programs, contact Daniel Speis, Coordinator of Grief Support Spiritual Care Services at dspeis@hospiceotp.org or 304.264.3902.

***IMPORTANT NOTE***  Beginning in 2014, all Berkeley and Jefferson County meetings will be held at the Center for Grief Support at the new Hospice of the Panhandle Main Office, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville. 

All Hampshire County meetings are held at Hampshire County Hospice Office, 278 North High Street, Romney.

2016 Calendar

CIRCLE OF HOPE

This support group is for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. New members are welcome anytime.

2nd & 4th Thursday of every month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

LOSS OF HUSBAND

This open support group is for women who've lost their partners. New members are welcome anytime.

Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Kearneysville


GRIEF THROUGH THE LENS OF LOVE

This specialty creative workshop will utilize photography by the participants to explore and visually depict their grief and will culminate in an invitation-only gallery of selected work by the participants for one evening. Please not that this group is not a photography class and is not a traditional, sit-down talking support group. Photography is not required. Participants should bring their own camera. Technical assistance will be provided.

Tuesdays, March 8 -April 26, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

LABYRINTH WALK

Participate in the ancient, contemplative practice of walking a labyrinth as a tool for healing grief. No previous experience with a labyrinth is necessary.

Monday, April 25, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 30, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, June 27, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, July 25, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, August 29, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, September 26, 6:00 p.m.

PARENTS' SUPPORT GROUP

This is an 8-week support group that will focus on helping parents understand grief following the death of a child and ways to better cope with that grief.

Mondays, June 6 - August 1, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.


COPING WITH GRIEF AND THE HOLIDAYS

Understand and prepare for some of the challenges you might face when coping with grief during the holidays.

Tuesday, November 8, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Kearneysville

Tuesday, December 6, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Kearneysville


LIGHT UP A LIFE

This luminaria ceremony is an opportunity to honor and remember those who have made a difference in our lives. A brief ceremony featuring live music and a short reflection is followed by the lighting of the candles and a reading of the names of all persons being remembered or honored. (There is a fee associated with dedicating a luminaria.)

Friday, December 2, 5:15 p.m., Country Inn & Berkeley Springs State Park

Sunday, December 4, 5:15 p.m., Hospice of the Panhandle Main Office, Kearneysville

Tuesday, December 6, 5:15 p.m., Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney


To preregister for any support group, please contact Daniel Speis, Coordinator of Grief Support and Spiritual Care Services at dspeis@hospiceotp.org or 304.264.3902.