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.

 

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

 

Gifts of Grief Documentary – Elgin

Thursday, April 26; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join us for a moving film that details the grief journeys experienced by seven individuals. Discussion to follow the film.
Registration required; please call 847-653-3141. Donations are welcome.
Held at: Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care – Elgin Office,
799 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin

 

Remembering Mom 

Saturday, May 12; 10:00 – 1:00 pm
Remembering Mom is a Mother’s Day workshop for adults of all ages whose mothers have died at any time in their lives. Come to share memories and explore ways to maintain an enduring connection. Lunch will be included.
Registration required; please call 847-653-3141. Fee: $20.
Held at: Edison Park Lutheran Church,
6626 N. Oliphant Ave., Chicago

 

Remembering Dad

Thursday, June 7; 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Remembering Dad is a Father’s Day workshop for adults of all ages whose fathers have died at any time in their lives.
Registration required; please call 847-653-3141. Fee: $15.
Held at: Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care,
1550 Bishop Court, Mount Prospect


Grieving a Death from Addiction

Substance Abuse-Related Loss

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

 


Familial Loss

Adult Loss of Parent

Wednesdays, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, Aug. 8; 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, 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

 

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, 847-653-3143.
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

 

Joyful Again!
Workshop/Retreat for Widowed Men and Women

Saturday, April 21, 8:45 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 22, 8:45 am – 3:15 pm

The Joyful Again Program brings understanding and hope to help widowed people in their new life journeys. Join for a weekend especially designed to help you recognize new direction for your life while still treasuring memories of your loved one.
Presented by Joyful Again Widowed Ministry. Sponsored by Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care.
To register, please call 708-354-7211 or email joyfulagain7211@gmail.com. More information at joyfulagain.org.
A donation of $85 includes meals and refreshments for the weekend.
Held at: Presence Holy Family Medical Center, 100 N. River Rd., Des Plaines

 


*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.