Hospice of the Red River Valley is committed to making educational and support opportunities available to our communities. Our grief support programming is now offered virtually this fall. The classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required for all classes.
A complete listing of available classes follows:
Grief During a Pandemic
Join us for a one-session class focused on grief in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grief affects us through many types of losses. Participants will learn about different types of losses and grief, as well as practical ways to cope with their grief during this unique time. This virtual class is free and open to the public. Registration is required one day prior to the class date.
- Thursday, Sept. 24 from 1-2:30 p.m. or
- Thursday, Sept. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Guided Mindfulness for Grief
Join us for a virtual, guided mindfulness session to explore grief and healing through mindfulness and visualization techniques. The session will help attendees cultivate positive self-care through mindfulness, breathing exercises, visualization and meditation. No experience is necessary for this class. It’s important participants join from a comfortable location with minimal distractions. This virtual class is free and open to the public. Registration is required one day prior to the class date.
- Thursday, Oct. 1 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Grief 101: How to Help Ourselves & Others
When grief enters our lives, our world changes. Learn the basics of grief and how to manage it in your life or help those around you. Attendees will explore the grief process, learn self-care strategies and discover ways to help others who are dealing with grief. This virtual class is free and open to the public. Registration is required one day prior to the class date.
TWO CLASS DATES AVAILABLE
- Monday, Oct. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. or
- Monday, Nov. 2 from 1-2:30 p.m.
Journeying Through Grief
Journeying Through Grief is a free series of classes 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 series of virtual classes is free and open to the public. Registration is required one day prior to the first class date.
- A series of three virtual classes held on Thursdays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Memory Pillows: A Virtual Grief Group Activity for Kids
Youth ages 8-16 are invited to join us for a session focused on discovering what grief is and learning how to identify their own personal grief feelings and reactions. They will also learn the importance and benefits of keeping memories alive, as well as how to practice good self-care and positive ways to cope with grief. This class will involve group participation and discussion, and making their own memory pillow. We recommend an adult be nearby or accessible during the class to assist the child, if needed.
- Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
A Hands-on Grief Workshop
Hospice of the Red River Valley offers a one-session seasonal art project accompanied by teaching moments for grieving individuals. Research says intentional hands-on activities help not only comfort us in our grief, but also help to integrate our sense of loss and facilitate moving toward healing. This virtual class is free and open to the public. Registration is required by Oct. 28; participants will pick up class supplies prior to the class. In some cases, the packets may be mailed.
- Monday, Nov. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Grief During the Holidays
Managing grief in times of celebration can be overwhelming. Suffering the loss of a loved one is difficult any time of the year, but the holiday season can intensify feelings of loss. This virtual presentation will enable attendees to identify and learn how to manage the mixed emotions that can surface when grieving during the holidays. Participants will also learn important self-care strategies.
This is virtual class is free and open to the public. Registration is required one day prior to the class date.
- Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 1-2 p.m. or
- Monday, Nov. 16 from 6-7 p.m.
We are committed to making educational and support opportunities available to our communities. Registration is required for all classes this fall. 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.
Hospice of the Red River Valley also offers a variety of virtual 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.