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


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

Jul 20        M         7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Aug 3         M        7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Aug 17        M        7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Sep 7          M        7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Sep 21        M        7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE

  


SPECIFIC LOSS GROUPS

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

Aug 4       Tu       7 - 9 p.m.             FREE
Sep 1       Tu       7 - 9 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
Sep 24       Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.          FREE

 

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

Aug 5         W      2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
Sep 2         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 Tuesday of the month.
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Jul 28        Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Aug 11      Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Aug 25      Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Sep 8        Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Sep 22      Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE


CHILDREN AND TEENS

9th Annual Stepping Stones Day CampThis one day grief camp utilizes art, nature, and interactive games for youth ages 7 to 13 who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives, facilitated by staff/volunteers from OhioHealth Hospice and Camp Mary Orton. Read our brochure for more info.
Location: Other / Non-OhioHealth Location
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Sep 12     Sa     9 a.m. - 3 p.m.          FREE

Healing Hearts Children's Grief WorkshopOffered at no cost, this group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The meetings are open to any child dealing with grief issues due to the death of someone close to them. Children 6 to 17 years of age.
Instructor: Vicki McCombs, RN
Location: Marion General Hospital
Register by phone: (740) 383.8678
Date-single
Aug 12      W      5:30 - 7 p.m.      FREE
Sep 9        W      5:30 - 7 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

Jul 27        M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Aug 31       M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Sep 28       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

Jul 18        Sa     9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Aug 15       Sa     9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Sep 19       Sa     9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE


WORKSHOPS AND OTHER OFFERINGS

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 Sue Donlon, LISW-S
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Sep 21 - Oct 26     M    6:30 - 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
Aug 16       Su     2 - 3:30 p.m.        FREE

 

Meditation Practice GroupThis group is open to those who have already participated in the 6 week meditation series.
Instructor: Faith Kennedy, LISW-S
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Jul 27       M     6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Aug 16       M     6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Sep 28       M     6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE

When a Parent Dies - DelawareInstructor: Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Location: Transitions Counseling, Delaware
Register by phone: (740) 615.0558
Date-single
Aug 20       Th     6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE