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


 

Centering Meditation for Grief and Loss The experience of grief and loss can affect the bereaved person in unsettling ways. This six week group is open to anyone who wants to explore a variety of experiential practices for building awareness, stability and calm within, while affirming the changed but continuing connection to their loved ones.
Instructor: Kate Dean-Haidet, PhD, MSN
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Nov 8 - Dec 13       Tu       1:30 - 3 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

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

Oct 10        M       7 - 8 p.m.         FREE
Nov 14        M       7 - 8 p.m.         FREE
Dec 12        M       7 - 8 p.m.         FREE

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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
Oct 5 - Nov 2       W       6 - 8 p.m.        FREE

 

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 26          M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Oct 3            M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Oct 17           M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Nov 7            M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Nov 21          M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Dec 5            M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Dec 19          M        7 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE

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Moving through Grief with Yoga This 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

Sep 20 - Oct 25        Tu       1 - 3 p.m.            FREE

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

Location: Doctors Hospital
Instructors: Rev. Vickie Yoder, and Chaplain Lois Winnick
Register by phone: (614) 544.2641
Date-series
Sep 27 - Nov 1        Tu       7 - 9 p.m.            FREE


Location:
Dublin Methodist Hospital
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Oct 5 - Nov 23        W       7 - 8:30 p.m.            FREE


Location:
Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Oct 5 - Nov 23        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

Sep 19         M       7 - 8 p.m.          FREE
Oct 17         M       7 - 8 p.m.          FREE
Nov 21         M       7 - 8 p.m.          FREE
Dec 19         M       7 - 8 p.m.          FREE


SPECIFIC LOSS GROUPS

 

Adults Coping with the Death of a Parent / Parents Life can be difficult and emotional when you have a parent/parents die. Come and join this workshop series that will address the special issues that adult children face in dealing with the loss of a parent or parents.
Instructor: Carol Doust, LSW, LPCC and Faith Kennedy, LISW-S
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Oct 3          M      6:30 - 8 p.m.       FREE
Oct 17        M      6:30 - 8 p.m.       FREE
Nov 7         M      6:30 - 8 p.m.       FREE
Nov 21       M      6:30 - 8 p.m.       FREE

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Candlelight Tulip Planting Ceremony for Pregnancy 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. Tulip Bulbs 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

Oct 4       Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE

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Coping with the Loss of an Adult Child This monthly support group offers compassionate, confidential support for parents dealing with the loss of an adult child.
Instructor: Elaine Manley, MSN, RN
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Sep 15       Th      7 - 9 p.m.       FREE
Oct 20       Th      7 - 9 p.m.       FREE
Nov 17       Th      7 - 9 p.m.       FREE
Dec 15       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: (614) 533.6060
Date-series
Oct 6 - Nov 10       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

Oct 4          Tu        7 - 9 p.m.            FREE
Nov 1          Tu        7 - 9 p.m.            FREE
Dec 6          Tu        7 - 9 p.m.            FREE

 

Til Death Do Us Part... Young adults whose lives together had just started are shocked when it all ends so unexpectedly. This series of workshops will address the special issues that young widow/widowers face including raising children alone, managing people's comments like "you have your whole live ahead of you," living with grief and dating.
Instructor: Brianna Abbott, LPC
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Oct 10      M       7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
Dec 8      Th       7 - 8:30 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

Sep 29      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

Oct 5           W       2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
Nov 2           W       2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
Dec 7           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

Sep 27         Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Oct 11          Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Oct 25          Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Nov 8           Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Nov 22          Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Dec 13          Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
Dec 27          Tu       7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE


CHILDREN AND TEENS

 

Camp Hope An overnight family retreat for those facing grief and the loss of a loved one. In collaboration with other organizations. Will be held at Heartland Conference Retreat Center. Visit www.schoedinger.com to complete registration or call (614) 429.5703. Scholarships are available.
Location: Other / Non-OhioHealth Location
Register by phone: (614) 429.5703
Friday, September 9 at 5 p.m. through Saturday, Sept 10 at 5 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

Sep 26        M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Oct 31         M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Nov 28         M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Dec 12         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.
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060

Sep 17        Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Oct 15         Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Nov 19         Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
Dec 17         Sa      9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE


WORKSHOPS AND OTHER OFFERINGS

 

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

Dealing with Holidays and Special Days Holidays, anniversaries, birthdays and special days can be challenging and stressful after the loss of a loved one. Come and discover suggestions to help you through these celebrated days.
Instructor: Carol Doust, LSW, LPCC and Debby Waddell
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Nov 14         M      6:30 - 8:30 p.m.        FREE
Dec 8          Th      1 - 3 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
Sep 25         Su      2 - 3:30 p.m.        FREE
Nov 20         Su      2 - 3:30 p.m.        FREE

 

Holidays and Grief Holidays can be challenging and stressful after the loss of a loved one.
Location: Transitions Counseling,
230 N Sandusky St. Delaware, OH
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Nov 10        Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Dec 8          Th      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE

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How to Support and Comfort a Friend Who is Grieving Many people know a friend who has been or is currently grieving. When we care about someone we may naturally want to help, but are unsure of what to do or say. Join us for useful information that can empower you as a support person.
Instructor: Elaine Manley, MSN, RN
Location: Kobacker House
Register by phone: (614) 533.6060
Date-single
Sep 14        W      7 - 9 p.m.        FREE

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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
Sep 26         M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Oct 31          M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Nov 28          M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE
Dec 26          M      6:30 - 8 p.m.        FREE