Schedule of Groups, Workshops and Events

Due to precautions that have been put in place because of COVID-19, some programs have been postponed and others made available virtually. Please check program status by calling the Bereavement Intake line, 847.653.3141.

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August – October  2020

Memorial Service

Interfaith Memorial Service
The AMITA Health Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care Interfaith Memorial Services, held every four months, are currently suspended. We will resume when gathering to worship and remember in churches, synagogues, and other appropriate facilities is deemed safe for those attending. Until then, Rainbow Hospice will continue its mailing program for those grieving the loss of our patients.  Anyone needing support or assistance is also encouraged to reach out to us through the Bereavement Intake line – 847.653.3141. We look forward to coming together to remember and give thanks for the lives of your loved ones at an Interfaith Memorial Service in the near future.

 

Beyond Words Virtual Workshop  |  Wednesday, September 16  |  7:00pm-8:30pm |
Join us for an evening of comfort and healing based in music and art. No musical or artistic ability is required – just a willingness to explore your own creativity in a compassionate and supportive atmosphere. We’ll provide time for centering, live harp music, mandala making and discussion.
Registration required by Friday, September 11. For more information or to register, please call 847.653.3141.

Support Groups

Young Adult Grief Group
Ongoing, virtual option currently available.
A monthly support group for young adults (18 to 25 years) who have experienced the death of a loved one. Registration required. For information or to register, please call 847.653.3141.

The Good Mourning Program for Children, Teens, and Families
Ongoing, virtual option currently available.
Monthly support group for children, teens, young adults and families who have lost a loved one through death. Preliminary interview required prior to registration. For information or to register, please call 847.653.3140.

Adult Loss of Parent
Wednesdays: September 30, October 14 & 28, November 11 & 18, and December 2  |  7:00pm-8:30pm |
A six-session virtual support group for adults who are grieving the loss of a parent. Registration required. For information or to register, please call 847.653.3141.

LGBTQIA and Gender Expansive Support – Grief & Resilience
A virtual support group focused on creating a safe space for LGBTQIA and Gender Expansive people to come together and explore the challenges of loss. This is co-sponsored with Howard Brown Health Counseling Center. Registration required. Contact Hugh Cole, LCSW/CADC/CGP, at 773.572.8364 or HughC@HowardBrown.org.

 

Spousal Loss Groups

Registration is required for all spousal loss groups. Please call to register at 847-653-3141.

Life After Loss
Tuesdays:  September 22, October 13 & 27, November 10 & 24, and December 8  | 7:00pm-8:30pm |
A six-session virtual support group for persons 55 years of age or younger who have experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other within the past two years.

Holding onto Hope
Ongoing, third Thursday of each month.  | August 20 |  September 17 | October 15 |   1:00pm-2:30pm |
A monthly virtual support group for persons who have experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other within the past two years.

Widowed Support Group
Ongoing, Tuesdays, twice a month.  | 7:00pm-8:30pm |
A virtual support group for persons who have experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other within the past two years.

 

Due to precautions that have been put in place because of COVID-19, some programs have been postponed and others made available virtually.
Please check program status
by calling the Bereavement Intake line, 847.653.3141.