Classes

OhioHealth Hospice grief support programs are offered at the Kobacker House in Columbus, in Delaware at Grady Memorial Hospital, in Marion at Marion General Hospital and other Columbus area sites. All group meetings and workshops are offered at No Cost. Grief counseling services are available.

 OhioHealth Hospice
Kobacker House

800 McConnell Drive
Columbus Ohio 43214 
 OhioHealth Hospice Delaware 
561 West Central Avenue
Delaware Ohio 43015 
 OhioHealth Hospice Marion 
278 Barks Road West
Marion, Ohio 43302 


General Grief Offerings     Specific Loss Groups    Children and Teens    Workshops


 

Expressing Loss Through the Arts This adult grief support group utilizes art materials to explore tools for expression and healing through grieving. Space is limited and registration is required.
Instructor: Kellie Lambert, MA, LPC, AT
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
May 5 - Jun 9        Th       7 - 9 p.m.        FREE
Sep 8 - Oct 13       Th       7 - 9 p.m.        FREE

Grief Support Group in Delaware This monthly discussion group will address the ongoing grief experience for adults who have lost a loved one. Held at Transitions Counseling, Delaware.
Instructor: Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Location: Transitions Counseling
Register by phone: (740) 615.0558

Jun 9          Th       6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Aug 11        Th       6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Sep 8          Th       6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE

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Grief Support Group in Mansfield Losing a loved one can have a devastating effect on survivors. Whether the death is sudden or expected, sharing feelings with others who have experienced similar losses can be therapeutic. This support group meets the 2nd Monday of each month in the hospital chapel.
Location: Mansfield Hospital
Call for more information: (419) 526.8472

Jun 13        M       7 - 8 p.m.         FREE
Jul 11         M       7 - 8 p.m.         FREE
Aug 8         M       7 - 8 p.m.         FREE
Sep 12       M       7 - 8 p.m.         FREE

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Hungry Hearts Grief Support Group luncheon - Mansfied This is a social and support group for those dealing with grief.
Location: Meets at the Golden Corral on Lexington Springmill Road in Mansfield.
Call for more information: (419) 520.2392

May 31        Tu       1 - 2:30 p.m.       FREE
Jun 28         Tu       1 - 2:30 p.m.       FREE

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Images of Grief, Adult Photography This workshop will allow participants to explore their grief journey through the use of photography and photojournalism. Camera will be required at each session.
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Jun 1 - 29            W       6 - 8 p.m.      FREE

 

Men and GriefThis twice monthly group for men will explore issues of grief and ways men can cope. First and Third Monday of the month, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Jun 6            M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Jun 20          M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Jul 11           M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Jul 25           M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Aug 1           M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Aug 15          M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Sep 12          M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Sep 26          M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE

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Moving through Grief with Yoga This class focuses on the physical body as a vehicle for expression, wisdom and understanding during bereavement. We explore the body-felt aspects of grief through gentle body awareness exercises and hatha yoga postures. No previous yoga experience is necessary, participants must be able to move freely from standing to sitting to lying on the floor.
Instructor: Kate Dean-Haidet, PhD, MSN and Teresa Neil-Green
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Sep 20 - Oct 25        Tu       1 - 3 p.m.            FREE

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Steps Toward HealingGrief support group for adults who have lost a loved one.

Location: Dublin Methodist Hospital
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Jul 6 - Aug 24        W       7 - 8:30 p.m.            FREE

Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Jul 6 - Aug 24        W       7 - 8:30 p.m.            FREE

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Suicide Support Group - Mansfield This support group provides information and hope to those who have lost someone to suicide. Location: Meets in the hospital chapel the 3rd Monday of each month.
Location: Mansfield Hospital
Call for more information: (419) 526.8472

Jun 20         M       7 - 8 p.m.          FREE
Jul 18          M       7 - 8 p.m.          FREE
Aug 15         M       7 - 8 p.m.          FREE
Sep 19         M       7 - 8 p.m.          FREE


SPECIFIC LOSS GROUPS

 

Adults Coping with the Death of a FatherFather's Day is a difficult time when your father is deceased. Come and learn about normal grief reactions when dealing with the death of our fathers.
Instructor: Carol Doust, LSW, LPCC
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Jun 13       M       7 - 9 p.m.               FREE

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Coping with the Loss of an Adult Child This monthly support group offers compassionate, confidential support for parents dealing with the loss of an adult child.
Instructor: Elaine Manley, MSN, RN
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Jun 16     Th      7 - 9 p.m.       FREE
Jul 21       Th      7 - 9 p.m.       FREE
Aug 18     Th      7 - 9 p.m.       FREE
Sep 15     Th      7 - 9 p.m.       FREE

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Grief Education Series in DelawareHave you experienced the death of someone close in the past year? Would you like to learn how to effectively deal with your grief? This six-week informal & informative series is tailored to your needs.
Instructor: Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Location: Transitions Counseling, Delaware
Register by phone: (740) 615.0558
Date-series
Jun 23 - Jul 28       Tu     6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support GroupFor parents who have lost a baby before, during, or within the first year after birth.
Instructor: Sarah Phillips, LISW-S
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Jun 7         Tu        7 - 9 p.m.            FREE
Jul 5          Tu        7 - 9 p.m.            FREE
Aug 2         Tu        7 - 9 p.m.            FREE
Sep 6         Tu        7 - 9 p.m.            FREE

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Til Death Do Us Part... Young adults whose lives together had just started are shocked when it all ends so unexpectedly. This series of workshops will address the special issues that young widow/widowers face including raising children alone, managing people's comments like "you have your whole live ahead of you," living with grief and dating.
Instructor: Brianna Abbott, LPC
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Jun 2      Th       7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Aug 4      Th       7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE

 

When a Parent Dies Losing a parent changes everything from who you are, to where you are in the generations of your family and your role within the family. This program explores those changes, the implications for you and your family, and how to adjust.
Instructor: Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Location: Other / Non-OhioHealth Location
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Aug 25      Th       6:30 - 8 p.m.       FREE

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When an Adult Child Dies Parents of any age have special needs when grieving the loss of an adult child. Coping skills and learning how to adjust to this powerful loss are discussed.
Instructor: Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Location: Transitions Counseling,
230 N Sandusky St. Delaware, OH
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Sep 29      Th       6:30 - 8 p.m.       FREE

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Widow-Widowers Support GroupFor adults who have lost a spouse. First Wednesday of the month, 2 to 3:30.p.m. 
Location: Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Rd. (At High and Henderson Rd.)
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Jun 1          W       2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
Jul 6           W       2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
Aug 3          W       2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
Sep 7          W       2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE

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Younger Widowed Persons Grief Support GroupFor younger adults who have lost a spouse. Support group held the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

May 24        Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Jun 14         Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Jun 28         Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Jul 12          Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Jul 26          Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Aug 9           Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Aug 23         Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Sep 13         Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Sep 27         Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE


CHILDREN AND TEENS

 

Camp Hope An overnight family retreat for those facing grief and the loss of a loved one. In collaboration with other organizations. Will be held at Heartland Conference Retreat Center. Visit www.schoedinger.com to complete registration or call (614) 429.5703. Scholarships are available.
Location: Other / Non-OhioHealth Location
Register by phone: (614) 429.5703
Friday, September 9 at 5 p.m. through Saturday, Sept 10 at 5 p.m.
FREE

PathFinders Teen GroupFor teens ages 13 to 18 who have lost a loved one. Sessions include discussion and activities led by a grief specialist. Meets the last Monday of the month, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

May 30       M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Jun 27        M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Jul 25         M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Aug 29        M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Sep 26        M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE

 

Stepping StonesFor children ages 6 to 12 years who have lost a loved one. Discussion & sharing through activities from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Third Saturday of month. Concurrent meeting held for adults, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Jun 18        Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Jul 16         Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Aug 20        Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Sep 17        Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE


WORKSHOPS AND OTHER OFFERINGS

 

Book Study Dealing with Grief This group will meet the first Thursday of each month.
Instructor: Faith Kennedy, LISW-S
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Jun 2         Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Jul 7          Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Aug 4         Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Sep 1         Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE

Grief and Anger Six forms of anger have been identified in people who are grieving. This program reviews the six forms of anger and gives participants ideas for how to cope with anger while grieving.
Instructor: Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Location: Transitions Counseling, 230 N Sandusky St. Delaware, OH
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Jun 16         Th      6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.        FREE

Healing Drumming CircleFor thousands of years, drumming has been a part of almost every culture. This ancient ritual remains alive today. Studies reveal that drumming can accelerate physical and emotional healing, boost the immune system, and have a calming effect. Children are welcome. No experience required. Drums will be provided or you may bring your own.
Instructor: Sarah Phillips, LISW-S
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Jul 24         Su      2 - 3:30 p.m.        FREE
Sep 25       Su      2 - 3:30 p.m.        FREE

 

How to Support and Comfort a Friend Who is Grieving Many people know a friend who has been or is currently grieving. When we care about someone we may naturally want to help, but are unsure of what to do or say. Join us for useful information that can empower you as a support person.
Instructor: Elaine Manley, MSN, RN
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Sep 14        W      7 - 9 p.m.        FREE

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Meditation Practice GroupThis group is open to those who have already participated in the six week meditation series.
Instructor: Faith Kennedy, LISW-S
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
May 30        M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Jun 27         M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Jul 25          M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Aug 29         M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Sep 26         M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE