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

Body Wisdom – Moving through
Grief with Yoga
This support group focuses on breath, body awareness, relaxation and gentle yoga postures to facilitate healing through grief.
Fridays at beYoga Studio.
Six-week series: May 2 through June 6;
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Beth Gherardi, MA, ATR
Space is limited and registration is required.
Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House

Expressing Loss through the Arts This adult grief support group utilizes art materials to explore tools for expression and healing through grieving.
Six-week series: June 19 through July 24;
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Beth Gherardi, MA, ATR.
Space is limited and registration is required.
Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House

Grief Support Group (Delaware)This monthly discussion group will address the ongoing grief experience for adults who have lost a loved one.
April 3, May 1, and June 5; 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Transitions Counseling
230 N. Sandusky St., Delaware
Call (740) 615.0558 to register.

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.

Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House

Steps Toward HealingGrief support group for adults who have lost a loved one. Meets weekly for eight sessions on
Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
April 2 through May 21.
Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House


SPECIFIC LOSS GROUPS

Daughters Mourning Mothers This workshop/discussion group is for adult daughters whose mother has died. Discussion of issues related to this specialized aspect of grief as well as an opportunity for you to talk with others and share ideas about coping.
Thursday, May 1; 7 to 9 p.m.
Sue Donlon, LISW-S
Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House 

Grief and Anger (in Delaware) 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.
Thursday, May 19; 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Transitions Counseling
230 N Sandusky St., Delaware
Call (740) 615.0558 to register.

Grief Education Series (in Delaware) Have 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.
Tuesdays; 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Six-week series: April 8 through May 13

Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Transitions Counseling
230 N Sandusky St., Delaware
Call (740) 615.0558 to register.

Loss Related to Abuse of Drugs or Alcohol This eight week support group is for individuals whose loved one has died due to drug abuse or alcoholism. We will explore the complications of grief related to this specific loss as well as the typical grief process.
Dates to be determined.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited.
Karen Herrmann, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS and Kate Dean-Haidet, PhD, MSN.
Call for information and registration:
(614) 533.6060.
Kobacker House

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group A support group for parents who have lost a baby before, during or in the first year after birth.
First Tuesday of the month; 7 to 9 p.m.
Sarah Phillips, LISW-S.
Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House

Younger Widowed Persons Support GroupSecond Tuesday of the month; 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House

Widow-Widowers Support GroupFirst Wednesday of the month; 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Meets at Maple Grove United Methodist
Church, 7 W. Henderson Rd. at High and Henderson, Columbus.
Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House

 

CHILDREN AND TEENS

Zip and Climb at Camp Mary Orton Grief Support Experience for Children and Teens A special social event designed for grieving children and teens, ages 6-18 years of age and in grades 1-12, who have experienced the death of someone special. While the event is social in nature, challenge activities incorporate grief support and coping strategies, facilitated by staff/volunteers from OhioHealth Hospice and Camp Mary Orton.
Saturday, May 17; 1 to 5 p.m.
Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House

Stepping StonesA grief support program for children ages 6–12, who have lost a loved one. Discussion through hands-on activities.
Third Saturday of the month, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Adult group is available from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Consultation available for adults with preschool age children.
Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House

PathFinders Teen GroupA grief support group for teens 13-18 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The sessions include discussion and activities led by a grief specialist. Special events planned throughout the year.
Last Monday of the month, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House

Healing Hearts Children’s Grief Workshop
(in Marion)
Offered at no cost through MGH Hospice, this group begins Tuesday, April 29 for six weeks. The meetings deal with children’s grief issues and are open to any child who has experienced the death of someone close to them. Children 6 to 17 years of age.
April 29 through June 3; 5:30 to 7 p.m.
For more info, call Vicki McCombs, RN,
Bereavement Coordinator at (740) 383.8678.
Marion General Hospital


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 1/2 mile and involves some hilly paved terrain so please wear comfortable shoes.
Sunday, April 27; 2 p.m.
In case of inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled.
Sarah Phillips, LISW-S.
Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House

Book Study Dealing with GriefThis group will meet on the First and Third Thursday of each month; 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Faith Kennedy, LISW-S.
Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House

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. Each meeting will include exercises that engage the body and mind through guided imagery, breath awareness and simple meditation. 
Mondays; 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Six-week series: April 7 through May 12

Kate Dean-Haidet, PhD, MSN and Faith Kennedy, LISW-S.
Call (614) 533.6060 to register.
Kobacker House

Journaling through GriefJoin us to explore ways of using a journal to help cope with grief. No previous writing experience needed.
Wednesday, June 11; 7 to 9 p.m.
Sue Donlon, LISW-S.
Call (614) 533.6060 to register as it will be limited.
Kobacker House

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.
Thursday, May 8; 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Transitions Counseling
230 N Sandusky St., Delaware
Call (740) 615.0558 to register.

When an Adult Child Dies Workshop
(in Delaware)
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.
Thursday, April 17; 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Transitions Counseling
230 N Sandusky St., Delaware
Call (740) 615.0558 to register.