2018 Spring Grief Class Schedule

Hospice of the Red River Valley is committed to making educational and support opportunities available to our communities. We are offering grief support programming in several communities this spring, including Ellendale, Enderlin, Fargo, Lisbon and Valley City, N.D., and Detroit Lakes, East Grand Forks, Mahnomen and New York Mills Minn. A complete listing of available classes follows:

Journeying Through Grief

Journeying Through Grief is a free class, or series of classes depending on location, designed for those who are recently bereaved. It is intended for adults 18 years and older who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. The sessions 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 will be held at several locations throughout our service area.

Valley City, N.D.

  • Monday, March 26 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Hospice of the Red River Valley office, 1240 W. Main St., Valley City
  • Pre-registration required by March 19

Ellendale, N.D.

  • Wednesday, March 28 from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Senior Center, 67 1st Ave. S., Ellendale
  • Pre-registration required by March 21

Enderlin, N.D.

  • Thursday, April 5 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Armstrong Funeral Home, 138 Dewey St., Enderlin
  • Pre-registration required by March 29

Fargo, N.D.

  • A series of three classes held on Thursdays, April 5, 12 and 19 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Hospice of the Red River Valley office, 1701 38th St. S., Fargo (Use west door)
  • Pre-registration required by April 2

How to Help a Grieving Friend

When a friend loses a loved one through death, we struggle to know what to do. Working through grief involves accepting the loss, experiencing the pain of that loss, and creating a different bond or relationship with the person you have lost. This free presentation offers attendees ways to help a friend who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

New York Mills, Minn.

  • Tuesday, March 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Heritage Living & Rehab of NYM (formerly Elders’ Home), 215 S. Tousley Ave., New York Mills
  • Pre-registration required by March 13

Lisbon, N.D.

  • Wednesday, March 21 from 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Armstrong Funeral Home, 11 Main St., Lisbon
  • Pre-registration required by March 14

Mahnomen, Minn.

  • Wednesday, April 4 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Mahnomen Assisted Living (Chapel), 314 West Jefferson Ave., Mahnomen
  • Pre-registration required by March 28

Six-week Educational Grief Support Group

Hospice of the Red River Valley offers a six-week grief support group open to any adult grieving the loss of a loved one through death. This group offers attendees a safe, supportive environment for sharing their grief and learning from others who have experienced a loss through death. This support group is free, but pre-registration is required one week prior to the first session. Please note: Participants must be able to attend the first session to participate in the series. To register, call (800) 237-4629 and ask for the bereavement department.

East Grand Forks, Minn.

  • Tuesdays, March 13, 20 and 27, and April 3, 10 and 17 from 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 Third Street NW, East Grand Forks
  • Pre-registration required by March 6

Detroit Lakes, Minn.

  • Mondays, March 26 and April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Hospice of the Red River Valley office, 1111 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes
  • Pre-registration required by March 19

Youth Journeys

Youth Journeys is a day-long program for youth, ages 6 to 18, who have lost a loved one. The day is broken down into sections, allowing youth a chance to explore how the death of their loved one has affected their lives, their feelings, self-care and how to embrace memories. Youth will have an opportunity to meet our pet therapy dogs. The day ends with a celebration of life service. Parents/guardians are also required to attend a portion of the day. Food and snacks are provided throughout the day. This class is free and open to the public, but pre-screening and pre-registration is required. 

Fargo, N.D.

  • Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Hospice of the Red River Valley office, 1701 38th St. S., Fargo (Use west door)
  • Pre-screening and pre-registration required by April 9

Registration is required for all classes because space is limited. All classes are 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 bereavement department.

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Hospice of the Red River Valley also offers a variety of support groups at several locations. 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.

Click to download and print a complete 2018 spring grief class listing.