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


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

Sep 10       Th       6:30 - 8 p.m.       FREE
Oct 1          Th       6:30 - 8 p.m.      FREE
Nov 5         Th       6:30 - 8 p.m.      FREE
Dec 3         Th       6:30 - 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

Sep 7           M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Sep 21         M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Oct 5            M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Oct 19          M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Nov 2           M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Nov 16         M        7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Dec 7           M        7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Dec 21         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
Nov 3 - Dec 8        Tu       1 - 3 p.m.            FREE

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
Oct 7 - Nov 25        W       7 - 8:30 p.m.            FREE

Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Oct 7 - Nov 25        W       7 - 8:30 p.m.            FREE


SPECIFIC LOSS GROUPS

4th Annual Candlelight Tulip Bulb Planting CeremonyA 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. Bulbs will be provided. Please bring a small spade or shovel. Families and children are welcome.
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Oct 6          Tu       6 - 7 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
Oct 8 - Nov 12      Th     10 - 11.30 a.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

Sep 1        Tu        7 - 9 p.m.             FREE
Oct 6         Tu        7 - 9 p.m.             FREE
Nov 3        Tu        7 - 9 p.m.             FREE
Dec 1        Tu        7 - 9 p.m.             FREE

 

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

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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

Sep 2         W       2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
Oct 7          W       2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
Nov 4         W       2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
Dec 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

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
Oct 13       Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Oct 27       Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Nov 10      Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Nov 24      Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Dec 8        Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Dec 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

Children's Holiday Bereavement WorkshopThis is a special children's holiday bereavement workshop for children aged 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Please call for information.
Instructor: Vicki McCombs, RN
Location: Marion General Office and Conference Center
Register by phone: (740) 383.8678
Date-single
Oct 22        Th      6 - 8 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
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

Aug 31       M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Sep 28       M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Oct 26        M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Nov 30       M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Dec 14       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

Sep 19       Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Oct 17        Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Nov 21       Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Dec 19       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
Oct 4        Su       2 - 3:30 p.m.         FREE

Adult Holiday Bereavement Workshop This workshop is providing a time for individuals to get together for support through the holidays. The holiday season 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. For more information please call.
Instructor: Vicki McCombs
Location: Marion General Office and Conference Center
Register by phone: (740) 383.8678
Date-single
Oct 27      Tu       6 - 8 p.m.              FREE

Bereavement Dreams: An Aid to the Grieving Person Dreams have long been revered as a source of wisdom. In this workshop, we will explore how bereavement dreams can guide loved ones through the difficult journey of grief, facilitate healing and foster personal growth.
Instructor: Karen Herrmann, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
Location: Kobacker House
Call for more information: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Oct 1         Th     6:30 - 8:30 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 Sue Donlon, LISW-S
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Sep 21 - Oct 26     M      6:30 - 8 p.m.      FREE

Dealing with Holidays and Special Days Holidays, anniversaries and birthdays can be difficult after the loss of a loved one. Discover suggestions to help.
Location: Kobacker House
Call for more information: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Dec 7        M      6:30 - 8:30 p.m.      FREE
Dec 10      Th     1 - 3 p.m.                FREE

 

Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program (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
Location: Marion General Office and Conference Center
Register by phone: (740) 383.8678
Date-series
Jun 25 - Aug 20     Th      5:30 - 7:30 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
Oct 18        Su      2 - 3:30 p.m.        FREE

Holidays and Grief Held at Transitions Counseling. 230 N Sandusky St. Delaware
Instructor: Lucy Hunter, MA, LPCC-S
Location: Other / Non-OhioHealth Location
Call for more information: (740) 615.0558
Date-single
Nov 12      Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Dec 10      Th      6:30 - 8 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
Aug 31        M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Sep 28        M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Oct 26         M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Nov 30        M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Dec 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