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

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

Apr 14        Th       6:30 - 8 p.m.      FREE
May 12       Th       6:30 - 8 p.m.      FREE
Jun 9          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

Apr 11         M       7 - 8 p.m.       FREE
May 9         M       7 - 8 p.m.      FREE
Jun 13         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

Apr 26         Tu       1 - 2:30 p.m.       FREE
May 31         Tu       1 - 2:30 p.m.       FREE
Jun 28         Tu       1 - 2:30 p.m.       FREE

 

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

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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

Apr 4            M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Apr 18          M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
May 2           M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
May 16         M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Jun 6            M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Jun 20          M        7 - 8:30 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
Apr 6 - May 25        W       7 - 8:30 p.m.            FREE

Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Apr 6 - May 25        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

Apr 18        M       7 - 8 p.m.       FREE
May 16         M       7 - 8 p.m.      FREE
Jun 20        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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Daughters Mourning MothersA workshop/discussion group for adult daughters whose mothers have died.
Instructor: Carol Doust, LSW, LPCC
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Apr 28       Th       7 - 9 p.m.               FREE

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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Motherless DaughtersWhen a daughter loses her mother, she loses a connection to herself that no one else can provide. We will explore how this loss impacts your life and relationships.
Instructor: Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Location: Transitions Counseling, 230 N Sandusky St. Delaware, OH
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

May 5        Th        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

Apr 5         Tu        7 - 9 p.m.            FREE
May 3        Tu        7 - 9 p.m.            FREE
Jun 7         Tu        7 - 9 p.m.            FREE

 

Spring Planting Ceremony for Pregnancy and Infant A time of reflection and remembrance to come together with those who have lost a baby either during pregnancy or in the first year after birth. Flowers will be provided. Please bring a small spade or shovel. Families and children are welcome.
Instructor: Sarah Phillips, LISW-S
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

May 15     Su      2 - 3:30 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

Apr 28      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

Apr 6          W       2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
May 4         W       2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
Jun 1          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

Apr 12         Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Apr 26         Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
May 10        Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
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


CHILDREN AND TEENS

 

Family Adventure Time at Camp Mary Orton A free, family oriented event designed for children/teens ages 7 - 18 in grades 2 - 12, along with their parents/caregivers, who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives. Components of grief education and support are incorporated in the adventure element activities. Register soon as group size is limited.
Instructor: Christie Echard-McBride, LISW
Location: Other / Non-OhioHealth Location
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

May 14      Sa      1 - 4:30 p.m.      FREE

Images of Grief for Teens This experiential workshop is designed to assist teens in learning how to capture their grief journey through photography. This program is open to teens ages 14 to 18 in high school. No experience is necessary. Journal materials will be provided. Please bring Point and Shoot camera to sessions.
Instructor: Pam Gompf, LISW and Christie Echard-McBride, LISW
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Apr 4 - May 9      M       6 - 8:30 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

Apr 25        M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
May 30       M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Jun 27        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.
Note: offering for May is a special Event - see "Family Adventure Time" offering.
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Apr 16        Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
May 21       Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Jun 18        Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE


WORKSHOPS AND OTHER OFFERINGS

 

A Mourning Walk in the Afternoon This exercise of remembrance will be a reflective, meditative, and guided walk on Peggy's Path surrounding the Kobacker House. The approximate distance is 3/4 mile and involves some paved hilly terrain. Please wear comfortable shoes.
Instructor: Sarah Phillips, LISW-S
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Apr 17        Su      2 - 3:30 p.m.        FREE

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
Apr 7         Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
May 5        Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Jun 2         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
May 22        Su      2 - 3:30 p.m.        FREE

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
Apr 25         M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
May 30        M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Jun 27         M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE