Hospice of the Red River Valley offers free grief programs

FARGO -- Hospice of the Red River Valley is offering several educational grief workshops for adults and youth who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. All classes take place at Hospice of the Red River Valley office (west door), 17...

FARGO - Hospice of the Red River Valley is offering several educational grief workshops for adults and youth who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. All classes take place at Hospice of the Red River Valley office (west door), 1701 38th St. S. Register for classes online at www.bit.ly/griefclassregistration, call (800) 237-4629 and ask for the bereavement department, or email bereavement//bit.ly/griefclasses.

 

Adult classes

How to Help a Grieving Friend is a free class for adults. When a friend loses a loved one through death, it can be a struggle to know what to do. The presentation offers attendees ways to help a friend who has experienced the loss of a loved one. This class is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required one week prior to the class date.

The class takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. Pre-register by Thursday, Sept. 20.

Beyond Widowhood is a five-session class for men and women who wish to address the more practical aspects of widowhood. This class is not intended for those widowed less than one year. Discussion topics include maintaining emotional and physical health, home maintenance, making connections, dating and financial planning. Pre-screening and pre-registration are required. The registration fee is $25 per person. Scholarships are available.

The class takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Pre-register by Monday, Sept. 24.

 

Youth classes

Youth Journeys is a free day-long program for youth, ages 7 to 18, who have lost a loved one. The day is broken down into sections, allowing youth a chance to explore how the death of their loved one has affected their lives, their feelings, self-care and how to embrace memories. Youth will have an opportunity to meet our pet therapy dogs. The day ends with a celebration of life service. Parents/guardians are also required to attend a portion of the day.

The class takes place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Pre-registration and pre-screening required by Monday, Sept. 24.