Schedule of Groups, Workshops, and Events

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Interfaith Memorial Service

Sunday, October 28; 2:00 pm
A service for family and friends whose loved ones were served by Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care. All community bereaved who wish to remember their loved ones are welcome.

Registration preferred; please call 847-653-3141 or email MemorialServiceRSVP@RainbowHospice.org.
Held at: St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, 320 S. Washington St., Park Ridge

 


Workshop Series

Our Workshop Series offers a variety of ways to find support and healing for those seeking practical, educational, expressive, and/or spiritual support in addition to, or instead of, individual or group counseling.

Registration required. Please call 847-653-3141. Fee: $15 per session*

 

Beyond Words…

Tuesday, October 2; 7:00–8:30pm 
Join us for an evening of comfort and healing based in music
and art. No musical or artistic ability is required. We’ll provide
time for centering, live harp music, mandala making,
discussion, and meditation.
Held at: Park Ridge Nonprofit Center, 720 Garden St., Park Ridge

 

“Gifts of Grief” Documentary – Elgin 

Thursday, October 25; 6:00–8:00 pm
Join us for this moving film that details the grief journeys experienced by seven individuals.
Held at: Presence Hospice, 799 S McLean Blvd., Elgin

 


Grief and the Holidays

Sunday, November 18; 2:00 – 3:30 pm
A workshop for people anticipating the holiday season after the death of a loved one. Presentation will explore strategies for coping with memories, feelings and activities associated with the holiday season.
Registration preferred. Please call 847-653-3141. Fee: $15*
Held at: Park Ridge Community Church, 100 Courtland Ave., Park Ridge

 


Specialty Group

Heartfelt Words Group

Mondays, Oct. 8 & 22, Nov. 12 & 26, Dec. 10; 7:00 – 8:30 pm
A five-session support group in which participants will learn more about themselves and their loss by engaging with their feelings of grief through writing activities. No previous writing experience required.
Registration required. Please call 847-653-3141. Fee: $50 for five sessions*
Held at: Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, 1550 Bishop Court, Mount Prospect

 


Familial Loss

Adult Loss of Parent

Wednesdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 10 & 24, Nov. 7 & 28, Dec. 12; 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Six-session group for adults grieving the loss of a parent.
Registration required, please register at 847-653-3141. Fee: $60 for six sessions*
Held at: Park Ridge Nonprofit Center, 720 Garden St., Park Ridge

 


Children, Teens, and Families Program

The Good Mourning Program

Mondays, October 15 and November 19; 6:45 – 8:00 pm
Holiday Gathering will be held Monday, December 17, 5:30 – 8:30 pm.  

A monthly support group for children, teens, young adults and families (including a Spanish speaking adult group) who have lost a loved one through death. Held the third Monday of each month. 
Preliminary interview required prior to registration. No fee.
For location and registration, please call 847-653-3140.

 


Support Groups

Grief Share – Elgin

Thursdays, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18; 7:00 pm
An ongoing support group designed to provide emotional support and guidance after the loss of a loved one. Facilitated by Presence Spiritual Care. Held the third Thursday of each month. 
Registration is not required, but you may call 847-695-3200, ext. 5767, to register. No fee.
Held at: Presence St. Joseph Hospital (St. Joseph Room), 77 N. Airlite St., Elgin

 

Hope After Loss – Joliet

Wednesdays, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17; 1:00 – 2:30 pm
An ongoing support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Registration required; please call 847-653-3141. No fee.
Held at: Presence Villa Franciscan, 210 Springfield Ave., Joliet, IL 60435

 

Spanish-Speaking Support Group

Fridays, July 6, August 3, September 7; 6:30 – 8:00 pm
A support group for Spanish speaking bereaved who have lost a loved one.
Grupo de apoyo para los personas en luto. Se require inscripcion. Para mas informacion, por favor comuniquese con Daisy Vargas, 847-653-3223.
Registration required. No fee.
Held at: Presence St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1431 N. Claremont Ave., Chicago – Lake Shore Room (10th floor/Piso 10)

 


Spousal Loss

Holding Onto Hope

Third Thursday of the month; 1:00 – 2:30 pm 
A daytime support group for persons who have experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other within the past two years.
Registration required, please call 847-653-3141 to register. Fee: $10 per session*
Held at: Central Baptist Village, 4747 N. Canfield Ave., Norridge

 

Touchstones 

Third Thursday of the month; 1:00 – 2:30 pm 
A monthly support group for persons who have experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other within the past two to four years.
Registration required, please call 847-653-3141 to register. Fee: $10 per session*
Held at: Central Baptist Village, 4747 N. Canfield Ave., Norridge

 

Life After Loss

Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month; 7:00  8:30 pm
A six-session support group for widowed persons who are 55 years of age or younger who have experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other within the past two years.
Registration required, please call 847-653-3141 to register. Fee: $60 for six sessions*
Held at: Park Ridge Nonprofit Center, 720 Garden St., Park Ridge

 

Transitions

Second Tuesdays of the month; 7:00  8:30 pm
A monthly support group for widowed persons who are 55 years of age or younger who have experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other within the last two to five years.
Registration required, please call 847-653-3141 to register. Fee: $10 per session*
Held at: Park Ridge Nonprofit Center, 720 Garden St., Park Ridge

 

Widowed Support Group

Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month; 7:00 – 8:30 pm 
An ongoing support group that addresses the issues faced by persons who have experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other within the past two years.
Registration required, please call 847-653-3141 to register. Fee: $10 per session*
Held at: Park Ridge Nonprofit Center, 720 Garden St., Park Ridge

 


*If you cannot pay the full amount, we ask that you pay an amount which does not cause hardship for you. Fees are waived for family/loved ones of Rainbow patients.

For more information or to register for a group or workshop, please call 847-653-3141.