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


 

Expressing Loss Through the ArtsThis adult grief support group utilizes art materials to explore tools for expression and healing through grieving. Space is limited and registration is required.
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Apr 2 - May 7      Th      6:30 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE

Getting Through the Holidays for AdultsMarion General Hospital Hospice is providing a time for individuals to get together for support through the holidays. The holidays can be a difficult time for families who have lost a loved one and they would like to show you steps to take and things to do to help you through this time of grief. Open to all adults who have had a significant loss.
Instructor: Vicki McCombs, RN
Location: Marion General Office and Conference Center
Register by phone: (740) 383.8678

May 5      Tu      5:30 - 7:30 p.m.       FREE

Getting Through the Holidays for Children Marion General Hospital Hospice is providing a special children's holiday bereavement workshop. This workshop is offered at no cost to children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Call for class information.
Instructor: Vicki McCombs, RN
Location: Marion General Office and Conference Center
Register by phone: (740) 383.8678

Apr 30      Th      5:30 - 7:30 p.m.       FREE

Grief Support Group in DelawareThis 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: Other / Non-OhioHealth Location
Register by phone: (740) 615.0558
Date-single
Mar 5       Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.          FREE
Apr 2        Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.          FREE
May 14     Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.          FREE
Jun 4        Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.          FREE

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Grief and AngerSix forms of anger have been identified in people who are grieving. This program reviews the six forms of anger and give participants ideas for how to cope with anger while grieving.
Instructor: Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Location: Other / Non-OhioHealth Location
Register by phone: (740) 615.0558
Date-single
Jun 18      Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.         FREE

 

Images of Grief, Adult PhotographyThe emotion of grief can be expressed in many ways. Participants will explore how to capture their grief story through a series of photographs and will create a journal or collage to express their journey. A camera will be required at each session. Registration limited to 20 participants.
Instructor: Pam Gompf, LISW and Sarah Phillips, LISW-S
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Jun 3 - Jun 24       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

Feb 16        M       7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Mar 2          M       7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Mar 16        M       7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Apr 6          M        7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Apr 20        M        7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
May 4         M        7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
May 18       M        7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Jun 1          M        7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Jun 15        M        7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE

Moving through Grief with YogaThis 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
Apr 7 - May 12     Tu      1 - 3 p.m.          FREE

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

Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Apr 1 - May 20       W      7 - 8:30 p.m.      FREE

Location: Dublin Methodist Hospital
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Apr 1 - May 20      W        7 - 8:30 p.m.      FREE


SPECIFIC LOSS GROUPS

 

Adults Coping with the Death of a Father Father'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 and Bob Towner-Larsen, PhD
Location: Kobacker House
Call for more information: (614) 533.6060

Jun 8        M        7 - 9 p.m.             FREE

Daughters Mourning MothersLoss of a mother can bring special challenges for some women. Sometimes it can help to be with others who have had similar experiences.
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Apr 30      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

Jun 25 - Jul 30     Th     6:30 - 8 p.m.      FREE

Loss of An Adult ChildThis workshop will look at the impact of the death of an adult child. Participants will learn about normal grief reactions plus specific ways to help themselves deal with this difficult death.
Instructor: Carol Doust, LSW, LPCC
Location: Kobacker House
Call for more information: (614) 533.6060

Mar 18      W      7 - 9 p.m.              FREE

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
Location: Transitions Counseling, Delaware
Register by phone: (740) 615.0558
Date-single
May 14      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

Mar 3        Tu       7 - 9 p.m.             FREE
Apr 7        Tu       7 - 9 p.m.             FREE
May 5       Tu       7 - 9 p.m.             FREE
Jun 2        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.
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
May 17     Su      2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE

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When an Adult Child DiesParents 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, Delaware
Register by phone: (740) 615.0558
Date-single
Apr 16       Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.          FREE

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When a Parent Dies - workshop in DelawareLosing 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: Transitions Counseling, Delaware
Register by phone: (740) 615.0558

Mar 19     Th      6:30 to 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

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



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

Feb 24     Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Mar 10     Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Mar 24     Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Apr 14      Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Apr 28      Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
May 12     Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
May 26     Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Jun 9        Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Jun 23      Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE


CHILDREN AND TEENS

 

Family Adventure Time at Camp Mary OrtonA free, family oriented event designed for ages 7-18 in grades 2-12, along with their parents/caregivers, who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives. Advance registration is required no later than April 24, 2015.
Location: Other / Non-OhioHealth Location
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
May 16     Sa     1 - 4:30 p.m.          FREE

Healing Hearts Children's Grief WorkshopHealing Hearts is a six week grief program that addresses children's grief issues.
Instructor: Vicki McCombs, RN
Location: Marion General Office and Conference Center
Register by phone: (740) 383.8678
Date-series
May 7 - Jun 11     Th     5:30 - 7:30 p.m.    FREE

Images of Grief Workshop for TeensWe have many different words to describe our grief, yet words are often not enough to describe the depth and meaning of our loss. This experiential workshop is designed to assist teens 14-18 in high school in learning how to capture their grief journey through photography. 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 6 - May 11     M       6 - 8:30 p.m.      FREE

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Images of Grief Workshop for Teens  We have many different words to describe our grief, yet words are often not enough to describe the depth and meaning of our loss. This experiential workshop is designed to assist teens 14-18 in high school in learning how to capture their grief journey through photography. Please bring point and shoot camera to sessions.
Instructor: Pam Gompf, LISW and Christie Echard-McBride, LISW
Location: Kobacker House
Call for more information: (614) 533.6060

Apr 6 - May 11    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

Feb 23       M      6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Mar 30       M      6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Apr 27        M      6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
May 18      M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Jun 29       M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE

Stepping Stones For 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

Feb 21      Sa     9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Mar 21      Sa     9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Apr 18       Sa     9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Jun 20       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 hilly paved terrain so please wear comfortable shoes.
Instructor: Sarah Phillips, LISW-S
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Apr 26       Su     2 - 3:30 p.m.        FREE

Book Study Dealing with GriefThis group will meet on the first Thursday of each month.
Instructor: Faith Kennedy, LISW-S
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Feb 5       Th     6:30 - 8 p.m.         FREE
Mar 5       Th     6:30 - 8 p.m.         FREE
Apr 2        Th     6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
May 7       Th     6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Jun 4        Th     6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE

Centering Meditation for Grief and LossThe experience of grief and loss can affect the bereaved person in unsettling ways. This group is open to anyone who wants to explore a variety of experiential practices for building awareness, stability, and calm within, while affirming change but continuing connection to their loved ones.
Instructor: Kate Dean-Haidet, PhD, MSN and Faith Kennedy, LISW
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Feb 18 - Mar 25     W    6:30 - 8 p.m.      FREE

 

Grief Recovery Method Outreach Methods (in Marion)The Outreach Program will guide those who wish to resolve their loss issues and move beyond their grief to a richer quality of life. As a result of participating in this program your life may become more enriched, more alive and more fulfilled than ever before. The program is affiliated with and endorsed by The Grief Recovery Institute.
Instructor: Vicki McCombs, RN, BSN
Location: Marion General Office and Conference Center
Register by phone: (740) 383.8678
Date-series
Jun 25 - Aug 13    Th     5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  FREE

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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
Apr 19       Su     2 - 3:30 p.m.        FREE