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.

2015 Calendar

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


PARENTS' SUPPORT GROUP

This open support group is for parents who have lost a child. New members are welcome anytime.

3rd Monday of every month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Kearneysville


SUICIDE LOSS SUPPORT GROUP

This open group will explore grief and ways to cope with it for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. New members are welcome anytime.

2nd & 4th Monday of every month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Kearneysville


CIRCLE OF HOPE

This group is for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one and would like to better understand grief and how to cope with it.

Thursdays, April 2 - May 21, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Kearneysville

Thursdays, June 4 - July 23, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Kearneysville

Thursdays, August 6 - September 24, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Kearneysville

Thursdays, October 1 - November 19, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Kearneysville


MINDFULNESS & MOURNING

This time-limited group will explore activities aimed at developing mindfulness and acceptance. We will focus not on how to change your circumstances, but instead, help you change how you relate to your circumstances.

Wednesdays, June 3 - June 24, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Kearneysville


GROUP MEDITATION

Join us for a 30-minute sitting group meditation followed by a period of discussion and reflection.

Monday, March 30, 7:00 p.m., Kearneysville

Monday, October 26, 7:00 p.m., Kearneysville

Monday, November 30, 7:00 p.m., Kearneysville

Monday, December 28, 7:00 p.m., Kearneysville


PROSE, POEMS & PHOTOS: EXPRESSING GRIEF THROUGH ART

A discussion group exploring how the emotions of grief can be revealed through forms of art (no formal artistic ability is required).

Wednesdays, April 1 - April 29, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Kearneysville

Tuesdays, September 1 - September 29, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Kearneysville


REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY

A ceremony remembering and honoring our loved ones who have died.

Sunday, April 19, 2:00 p.m.


LABYRINTH WALK

Participate in the ancient, contemplative practice of walking a labyrinth followed by a brief discussion and reflection.

Monday, April 27, 7:00 p.m., Kearneysville

Monday, May 25, 7:00 p.m., Kearneysville

Monday, June 29, 7:00 p.m., Kearneysville

Monday, July 27, 7:00 p.m., Kearneysville

Monday, August 31, 7:00 p.m., Kearneysville

Monday, September 28, 7:00 p.m., Kearneysville


MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH FOR WOMEN

This special event for women includes a brunch, a speaker and a memorial activity focused on honoring mothers.

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


PET LOSS REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY

A ceremony remembering and honoring our beloved pets who have died.

Sunday, October 4, 2:00 p.m., Kearneysville


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 10, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Romney

Tuesday, November 17, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Kearneysville

Tuesday, December 8, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Romney

Tuesday, December 15, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 - 8:30 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 4, 5:15 p.m., Berkeley Springs State Park

Sunday, December 6, 4:30 p.m., Kearneysville

Tuesday, December 8, 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.