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Grief

Grief is the natural reaction to loss. It will be unique to you, depending on your own personality and circumstances.

September

Support Groups
Mankato, MN

A grief support group for women who have experienced the death of a spouse or significant other.

This grief support group is led by widows and offers an opportunity to learn about grief, share experiences and find healing and hope from your loss. No registration is necessary.

For more information call the Hospice office at 507-594-2989.

In-person meetings cancelled until further notice. 

This cancellation is in line with precautions advised by the Centers for Disease Control to limit possible transmission of COVID-19, and to keep our campuses safe for our patients and staff.

Special Event
Mankato, MN

This eight-week grief group meets every Thursday via Zoom, for people who have experienced the death of a loved one.

When you register, you will receive an email with a link that will allow you to access the meeting using Zoom. Check your junk mail if you don't receive this email.

Click on the link a few minutes before the start of the event. Sometimes technical issues can occur when joining a virtual meeting. If you cannot connect using Zoom, you can call the phone number in your confirmation email to listen to the event. Calling rates apply.

October

Support Groups

This virtual four-week series on Tuesdays explores grief as a natural process, allowing participants to learn about the grief process and connect with others who are grieving the death of a loved one. Topics include navigating common reactions and experiences, memories and special days, coping and finding hope. Attend all sessions in a series.

You will receive the Zoom link after registering.

Note: October sessions are 4-5 p.m.

Support Groups

This virtual monthly gathering on Zoom is for women who have experienced the death of their spouse or significant other. Get together for conversation, camaraderie and support.

You will receive the Zoom link after registering.

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