2019 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 Fargo, LaMoure and Valley City, N.D., and Crookston, Detroit Lakes, Halstad, Perham and Thief River Falls, 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.

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Fargo, N.D.

  • A series of three classes held on Thursdays, April 4, 11 and 18 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 1

Valley City, N.D.

  • Thursday, April 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Hospice of the Red River Valley office, 1240 West Main St., Valley City
  • Pre-registration required by April 11

 

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 class offers attendees ways to help a friend who has experienced the loss of a loved one through death.

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Halstad, Minn.

  • Tuesday, April 9 from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Halstad Living Center, 133 4th Ave. E., Halstad
  • Pre-registration required by April 2

Fargo, N.D.

  • Monday, May 6 from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Hospice of the Red River Valley office, 1701 38th St. S., Fargo (Use west door)
  • Pre-registration required by April 29

 

Youth Journeys

Youth Journeys is a day-long program for youth, ages 7 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. 

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Fargo, N.D.

  • Saturday, April 6 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 1

 

For Teens: A Creative Outlet for Grief

This session focuses on creativity and remembrance as we create do-it-yourself memorial flower pots. Teens ages 13-18 will learn ways to cope with grief and important self-care strategies with others who have experienced a similar loss through death. This class is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required because space is limited.

Detroit Lakes, Minn.

  • Wednesday, May 1 from 5-6:30 p.m.Register Now
  • Bergen’s Greenhouse, 801 Willow St. W., Detroit Lakes
  • Pre-registration required by April 24

 

Hope & Healing Six-week 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. 

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Perham, Minn.

  • Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6 from 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Perham Public Library, 225 2nd Ave. NE, Perham
  • Pre-registration required by March 25

 

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss

During this session, attendees will view the Tear Soup video and participate in sharing stories and discussion about grief, spring holidays, healthy ways of coping and keeping memories alive. Soup will be served at this event. This class is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required one week prior to the class date because space is limited. 

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Detroit Lakes, Minn.

  • Thursday, April 25 from 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Hospice of the Red River Valley office, 1111 Highway 10, Detroit Lakes
  • Pre-registration required by April 18

 

A Creative Outlet for Grief: Do-it-yourself Memorial Pots

Join us for a session of creativity and remembrance as we create do-it-yourself memorial pots. This class will feature a local gardening expert who will guide attendees through the creation of a beautiful flower pot. Attendees will also learn ways to cope with grief and important self-care strategies with others who have experienced a similar loss through death. This class is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required because space is limited.

LaMoure, N.D.Register Now

  • Saturday, May 4 from 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Harmsen’s Greenhouse, 9823 Highway 13, LaMoure
  • Pre-registration required by April 26

Perham, Minn.

  • Thursday, May 9 from 5-7 p.m.
  • Hadley House, 908 Coney St. W., Perham
  • Pre-registration required by May 2

Registration
We are committed to making educational and support opportunities available to our communities. Registration is required for all classes because space is limited. 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 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.

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