Schedule of Groups, Workshops, and Events

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General Grief

Interfaith Memorial Service

Sunday, June 24; 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. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Park Ridge, 205 N. Prospect Avenue, 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.

 

The Labyrinth Path Through Grief

Wednesday, July 18; 6:30–8:30pm
Join us for a transformative experience using this ancient
symbol of wholeness.
Held at: Park Ridge Nonprofit Center, 720 Garden St., Park Ridge

 

Memory Pillow Workshop 

Saturday, Aug. 18; 9:00am–1:00pm 
Join us to make a memory pillow to celebrate the life of your
loved one. This pillow will include a pocket for holding special
mementos.
Held at: Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care,
1550 Bishop Court, Mount Prospect

 

Beyond Words…

Wednesday, Aug. 29; 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

 

Especially Remembering You 

Saturday, Sept. 22; 10:00–11:30am
A time for sharing, honoring, and remembering for family
members and loved ones who have lost through death an adult
with a developmental disability.
Held at: Adult Down Syndrome Center, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge


Grieving a Death from Addiction

Substance Abuse-Related Loss

Thursdays, May 17, 24 & 31, June 7, 14 & 21; 1:00 – 2:30 pm
A six-session group open to adults who are grieving the death of someone who has died as a result of an addiction.
Registration required; please call 847-653-3141. Fee: $60 for six sessions.
Held at: Park Ridge Nonprofit Center, 720 Garden St., Park Ridge

 


LGBTQIA and Gender Expansive Support

Grief and Resilience Group

Thursdays, July 12 & 26, Aug. 9 & 23, Sept. 6 & 20; 6:00–7:30pm
A six-session therapeutic support group for LGBTQIA/GE folks who have experienced the loss of a partner/spouse/significant other in the last two years. This is a cosponsored group with Howard Brown Health Counseling Center.
Registration required. Fee: Accept most insurance and sliding scale. Contact Hugh Cole, LCSW/CADC/CGP at 773-572-8364 or HughC@HowardBrown.org.
Held at: Howard Brown Health Counseling Center, 3948 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago

 


Familial Loss

Adult Loss of Parent

Wednesdays, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, Aug. 8; 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Five-session group for adults grieving the loss of a parent.
Registration required, please register at 847-653-3141. Fee: $50 for 5 sessions*
Held at: Park Ridge Nonprofit Center, 720 Garden St., Park Ridge

 


Children, Teens, and Families Program

The Good Mourning Program

Mondays, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18; 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, April 19, May 17, June 21; 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

 

Parkinson’s Support Group

Tuesdays, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26; 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, March 28, April 11, May 9, June 13; 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 Elizabeth Pulido, 847-506-4930.
Registration required. No fee.
Held at: Presence St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1431 N. Claremont Ave., Chicago – Lake Shore Room (10th floor/Piso 10)

 

El Proceso de Duelo

Nos reuniremos los siguentes martes del mes de las 5:30 hasta las 7:00 pm. 13 y 27 de marzo, 10 y 24 de abril, 8 y 22 de mayo
Tuesday, March 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22; 5:30
 – 7:00 pm
Grupo de apoyo para perdida de un ser querido. Se require una consulta incial antes de empezar el grupo. Llamenos para aprender mas sobre el grupo al 847-506-4930.
No hay ningun costo para personas que viven en nuestra area de servicio. Hay un costo de $60 total para asistir el grupo si vive afuera del area de servicio.
Program facilitated by the Community Connections Center and developed in consultation with and cosponsored by Rainbow Grief & Loss Services.
Held at: Community Connections Center, 1711 W. Algonquin Rd., Mount Prospect

 


Spousal Loss

Holding Onto Hope

Thursdays, April 19, May 17, June 21; 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, April 19, May 17, June 21; 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, May 22, June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, Aug. 14; 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, March 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, June 12 & 26; 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.