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


 

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
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

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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

 

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

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
Jul 6          M        7 - 8:30 p.m.       FREE
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

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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

Jul 1 - Aug 19       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

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

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

Jun 2       Tu       7 - 9 p.m.             FREE
Jul 7        Tu       7 - 9 p.m.             FREE
Aug 4       Tu       7 - 9 p.m.             FREE
Sep 1       Tu       7 - 9 p.m.             FREE

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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

 

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

Jun 3         W      2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
Jul 1          W      2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
Aug 5         W      2 - 3:30 p.m.          FREE
Sep 2         W      2 - 3:30 p.m.          

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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

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
Jul 14        Tu      7 - 8:30 p.m.          FREE
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.
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
Jul 8         W      5:30 - 7 p.m.      FREE
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

May 18      M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
Jun 29       M       6 - 7:30 p.m.        FREE
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

Jun 20       Sa     9 - 11:30 a.m.       FREE
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

 

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

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

Sep 21 - Oct 26     M    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

 

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