Schedule of Groups, Workshops, and Events

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General Grief

Interfaith Memorial Service

Sunday, February 25; 2:00pm
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 register at: 847-653-3141 or at MemorialServiceRSVP@RainbowHospice.org.
Held at: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1624 E. Euclid Ave., Mount Prospect

 


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.

 

Love Lives On

Thursday, February 22; 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Love Lives On is an educational and supportive workshop that examines the dynamics of love before and after loss, the balance of grieving and adjusting to a new life, as well as strategies for maintaining connection.
Registration required. Please call 847-653-3141 to register. Fee: $15.*
Held at: Park Ridge Nonprofit Center, 720 Garden St., Park Ridge

 

Labyrinth Workshop

Wednesday, March 7; 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Join us for a transformative experience using this ancient symbol for wholeness. This workshop includes time for participants to reflect on their grief, to walk the labyrinth path, and to discuss their experiences with other participants.
Co-sponsored with the Jewish Healing Network. Funded by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss.
Registration required; please call 847-653-3141. No fee.
Held at: Abe and Ida Cooper Center, 6639 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago

 

Yoga Workshop

Saturday, March 24; 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Join us for a restorative yoga and wellness workshop that explores grief and movement. No prior yoga experience necessary.
Registration preferred; please call 847-653-3141. No fee; donations are welcome.
Held at: CorePower Yoga, 991 W. Touhy Ave., Park Ridge

 


Familial Loss

Adult Loss of Parent

Wednesdays, February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18; 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 6 sessions*
Held at: Park Ridge Nonprofit Center, 720 Garden St., Park Ridge

 


Children’s and Families Program

The Good Mourning Program

Mondays, January 15, February 19, March 19; 6:45 – 8:00 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, January 18, February 15, March 15; 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 Area

Thursdays, Jan. 11 & 25, Feb. 8 & 22, March 8 & 22; 6:00 – 7:30 pm
An ongoing support group for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Held the second and fourth Thursday of each month. 
Registration required; please call 847-653-3141. No fee.
Held at: Presence Senior Healing Arts Pavilion, 500 South Weber Rd., Romeoville

 

Parkinson’s Support Group

Tuesdays, January 23, February 27, March 27; 10:00 – 11:00 am
An open forum and educational support group for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Held the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Please contact Maureen Brennan, facilitator, at 847-653-3064 for more information.
Held at: Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines

 

Spanish Speaking Support Group

Wednesdays, January 10, February 28, March 28; 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 Ely Pulido, 847-653-3143.
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

Thursdays, January 18, February 15, March 15; 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 

Thursdays,  January 18, February 15, March 15; 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

Tuesdays, January 23, February 13 & 27, March 13 & 27, April 10; 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

 

Widowed Support Group

Tuesdays, January 9 & 23, February 13 & 27, March 13 & 27; 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.