Upcoming Support Groups, Workshops and Special Events

All workshops and special events require preregistration, except where otherwise indicated. Dates and times are subject to change. Programs with fewer than 5 registrants may be cancelled.

All grief support offerings are held at the Hospice of the Panhandle Center for Grief Support, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysvile, WV  25430.  For information, directions and to register for any programs, contact the Center for Grief Support at griefsupport@hospiceotp.org or 304.264.3902.

2018 Calendar

Support Groups

Grief 101

Grief 101 is a basic introduction to grief and mourning. It will also provide an explanation of the Grief in Progress group structure and content. Grief 101 is a prerequisite for attending the Grief in Progress group.

April 17, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
May 8, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
June 7, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Grief in Progress

Grief in Progress is a 6-week series that focuses on how to cope with grief and provides an opportunity to support and share with others who have experienced the death of a loved one. All participants must attend Grief 101 prior to registering for Grief in Progress.

May 15 - June 19, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Workshops & Special Events

Memorial Service

This memorial service is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one at any time. The service will include music, a reflection and light refreshments.

April 8, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Mother's Day Event:  The Recipe for a Mother's Love

This event is a time for those who have lost their mothers to celebrate their momsí memories. Each participant is asked to bring a copy of 1 of their momís favorite recipes. This can be her favorite one to make or the one she made that was the participantís favorite. At the end of the evening, the recipes will be compiled into a booklet for each participant to take home. During the evening, there will be a reflection activity and refreshments.

May 10, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Father's Day Event:  Following Dad's Footsteps 

This is a time for those who have lost their fathers to reflect on their dads' memories. The event will include a guided walk that will include the meditative labyrinth. Participants need to be able and prepared to walk (or roll) for 1 mile in warm weather. A hat and/or sunscreen is strongly encouraged. Water and refreshments will be available.

June 12, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Labyrinth Walk 

Learn how to use the ancient, contemplative practice of walking a labyrinth as a tool for exploring, understanding, and healing your grief. Our labyrinth is located at the Inpatient Facility for patients, caregivers and public use.

The labyrinth is available throughout the year without the use of a facilitator or workshop participation. Please call to schedule a guided tour facilitated by one of our grief counselors.

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, November 30, 5:15 p.m., CNB Bank, South Washington Street, Berkeley Springs

Sunday, December 2, 4:45 p.m., Hospice of the Panhandle Main Office, Kearneysville

Tuesday, December 4, 5:15 p.m., Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney

To preregister for any support group, please contact the Center for Grief Support at griefsupport@hospiceotp.org or 304.264.3902.