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 Daniel Speis, Coordinator of Grief Support and Spiritual Care Services, at dspeis@hospiceotp.org or 304.264.3902.


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.


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


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


2017 Calendar


Support Groups

CIRCLE OF HOPE

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

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


Workshops & Special Events

Grief through the Lens of Love

This specialty 7-week creative workshop will utilize photography by the participants to explore and visually depict their grief, and will culminate in an invitation-only gallery for one evening of selected work by the participants. Photography experience is not required. Participants should bring their own camera.

Mondays, March 20 – May 1, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


2017 Remembrance Ceremony

A special event remembering and honoring our loved ones who have died. Registration is appreciated but not required.

Sunday, April 23, 2:00 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.

Monday, May 29, 6:00 p.m. 
Monday, June 26, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, July 31, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 28, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, September 25, 6:00 p.m.


A Mourner’s Toolbox 

This educational and experiential 6-week workshop is designed to help participants learn how grief affects our whole being (body, mind, heart, and spirit) and will explore specific strategies to help heal a mourner’s grief.

Tuesdays, July 11- August 15, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Coping with Grief and the Holidays 

Facing the holiday season in the midst of grief can be a daunting task. This workshop will help you understand and prepare for some of the challenges you might face.

Tuesday, November 7, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


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 1, 5:15 p.m., Country Inn & Berkeley Springs State Park

Sunday, December 3, 5:15 p.m., Hospice of the Panhandle Main Office, Kearneysville

Tuesday, December 5, 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.