Monthly Grief Class Schedule

Hospice of the Red River Valley is committed to making ongoing educational and support opportunities available to our communities. Grief support classes are offered monthly and are free and open to the public. Most classes will be held virtually with select classes offered in person only. Registration is required for all classes. Note: There will be no monthly class in July.

A complete listing of available classes follows:

Hands-on Grief: Elements of Nature Remembrance Candle

Register NowIn this hands-on class, participants will explore grief through a creative project that will incorporate elements from nature into a decorative remembrance candle. Symbolism of these elements will serve as a teaching tool about loss and resilience. This virtual class is free and open to the public. Registration is required by Nov. 19, so arrangements can be made to pick-up class supplies. In some cases, the packets/lists may be mailed.

  • Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Finding Joy Amid Grief

Register NowThis class will help grieving individuals learn how to embrace moments of joy again. Participants will discover the importance of self-care and self-discovery while grieving. The session will help people explore their ability to choose their own path through the
grief process. This class is held virtually; it’s free and open to the public. Registration is required by one day prior to the class date.

  • Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Music, Art & Grief

Register NowWhen we are sad and hurting, music and art can often be a balm to our soul—a path to healing and wholeness. Music can invoke a range of emotions and memories, both soothing and difficult. Art pieces can also bring us to a place of mourning or celebration. Both are vital to the grief process. This class will explore the connection between music and grief. This class is held virtually; it’s free and open to the public. Registration is required by one day prior to the class date.

  • Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Loss of a Child: Honoring a Parent’s Grief

Register NowThis class will help grieving parents identify and learn how to manage the mixed and painful emotions that accompany the loss of a child of any age. Participants will develop an understanding of the grief process while exploring methods of self-care. This virtual class is free and open to the public. Registration is required by one day prior to the class date.

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Navigating Grief & Self-care for Yourself & Others

Register NowThis class will help attendees explore the grief process and learn practical self-care strategies. Participants will also discover ways to help others who are dealing with grief. This class is held virtually; it’s free and open to the public. Registration is required by one day prior to the class date.

  • Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Hands-on Grief Class for Adults

Register NowResearch shows intentional hands-on activities help not only comfort us in our grief, but also help integrate our sense of loss and facilitate moving toward healing. This session will include a seasonal art project accompanied by teaching moments that emphasize change, growth and hope. This class is held in person only; it’s free and open to the public. Registration is required by April 21.

  • Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locations

  • Detroit Lakes: Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1111 Hwy 10
  • Fargo: Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th St. S., Suite 101 (use west door)
  • East Grand Forks: EGF Campbell Library, 422 4th St. NW

 

Journeying Through Grief

Register NowJourneying Through Grief is designed for adults 18 years and older who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. The session will help you better understand the grief process, explore methods of self-care, and embrace and carry memories with you as you move forward. This class is held virtually; it’s free and open to the public. Registration is required by one day prior to the class date.

  • Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Hands-on Grief Class for Kids

Register NowIn this class, kids ages 8-16 will have an opportunity to learn about
grief and how by honoring memories of someone who has died, it can help them to live on in our hearts and promote healing. Kids will work with their hands to create an art project while learning how to cope with their grief. This class is held virtually; it’s free and open to the public. Registration is required by July 28.

  • Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Pets & Loss

Register NowOur pets are our companions and a big part of our lives. Most animals don’t live as long as humans, and the loss of our pets can deeply affect us. This course will share some coping mechanisms to help grieve and honor our pets when they die. It will also explore how pets can help us through our grief journey when we lose someone else. This class is held virtually; it’s free and open to the public. Registration is required by one day prior to the class date.

  • Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Register NowThis class will help grieving parents identify and learn how to manage the mixed and painful emotions that accompany the loss of a pregnancy or infant loss. Participants will develop an understanding of the grief process while exploring methods of self-care. This class is held virtually; it’s free and open to the public. Registration is required by one day prior to the class date.

  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Grief During the Holidays

Register NowThe holidays are a time of giving thanks, joy and laughter. For people who are grieving, the holidays often bring a mixture of emotions and feelings. Suffering the loss of a loved one is difficult any time of the year, but the holiday season can intensify feelings of loss. This class will enable attendees to identify and learn how to manage the emotions that can surface when grieving during the holidays. This class is held virtually; it’s free and open to the public. Registration is required by one day prior to the class date.

  • Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Hands-on Grief Class for Adults

Register NowThis session will incorporate a seasonal hands-on project. Grief-related lessons will be woven into this class. This class is held in person only; it’s free and open to the public. Registration is required by Nov. 17.

  • Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Locations

  • Detroit Lakes: Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1111 Hwy 10
  • Fargo: Hospice of the Red River Valley, 1701 38th St. S., Suite 101 (use west door)
  • East Grand Forks: EGF Campbell Library, 422 4th St. NW

Registration
Registration is required for all classes. All classes listed are offered free of charge; however, donations are always welcome to help offset the costs involved. Register for classes below or call (800) 237-4629 and ask for the grief support department.

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Hospice of the Red River Valley also offers a variety of support groups. It is our hope that these programs will equip attendees with a better understanding of grief and loss, as well as a place to find others who have shared a similar experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (800) 237-4629.