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:

Remembrance Service

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We invite you to remember and honor those who have died through a remembrance service. This is a peaceful time to reflect on the loss of someone special in your life. This is not a religious service, rather a time to celebrate and remember.

The remembrance service is free and open to anyone. It will be held both in person only in Detroit Lakes, East Grand Forks and Fargo. Registration is required by May 4.

  • Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. CST

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. CST

 

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. CST

 

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. CST

 

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. CST

 

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. CST

 

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. CST

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.