GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS BY CONFERENCE CALL

In response to the COVID-19 guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus, Regional Hospice will be conducting Grief Support Group meetings by conference call starting with our April meetings.

If you would like to participate in the meeting, please call the office to let us know and leave your call back number. You may also use the “Contact Us” page on this website.  Someone from the office will contact you with the information on how to connect to the conference call line.

Scheduled meeting dates and times are shown on the left side of this page.

Ashland, WI: (715) 685-5151

Ironwood, MI Office (906) 663-0308 

Hayward, WI: (715) 634-6433

Spooner/Grantsburg, WI: (715) 635-9077

Grief Support

Grief is what we call that set of feelings that arise from the loss of a loved one. Grief is painful. Grief is a natural part of life. There is no right way to grieve and many factors effect how we grieve.

Regional Hospice nurses, chaplains, and social workers are all available to help our patients and families cope with the difficult process of grief and loss that accompany dying and death.

Experiencing the death of someone you are close to is not the end of the journey. Someone once compared the experience of providing support, care, and companionship to a loved one who is dying to that of climbing a mountain. While the journey to the top can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually draining, the trip back down the mountain can be even more challenging. It is helpful if you have someone sharing that journey with you.

Regional Hospice provides ongoing, individualized support and follow-up for 13 months following the death of a loved one. Our program consists of follow-up telephone calls, informative mailings and visits when requested. You can choose to receive any combination of these services, or none at all. In addition, from time to time, Regional Hospice offers Grief Support Groups. Please contact the Regional Hospice office closest to you for current availability.

Four Gifts to Give a Dying Loved One

Gratitude: Express your thanks for all your loved one has taught you, given you, and shown you. Let them know how grateful you are for their existence.

Love: Let your loved one know that you love them and what that love means and has meant in your life. 

Forgiveness: Ask for and grant forgiveness for any hurts or harm. 

Farewell: Let your loved one know that they can leave. Assure them that you will be OK. Say goodbye.  

(The Four Gifts are based on the work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.)


2020 Grief Support Events
 
Spooner/Grantsburg, WI
 
6-Week Education/Support Groups
 
Wednesdays April 8 - May 13
10:00am - 11:30am
Crooked Lake Room
Burnett Medical Center
257 West Street George Avenue
Grantsburg, WI
 
Wednesdays June 24 - July 29
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Spooner Health
1280 Chandler Drive
Spooner, WI 
 
Wednesdays October 14 - November 18
10:00am - 11:30am
Bethany Lutheran Church 
24096 First Avenue
Siren, WI 
 
Ongoing Monthly Group 
First Wednesday of every month
1:00 - 2:30 PM 
Trinity Lutheran Church
1790 Scribner Street
Spooner, WI
 

Ashland, WI

6-Week Education/Support Groups
 
Thursdays April 16 - May 21
3:00pm - 4:30pm
United Presbyterian Congregational Church
214 Vaughn Avenue
Ashland, WI 
 
Thursdays September 17 - October 22
3:00pm - 4:30pm 
Washburn Public Library
307 Washington Avenue
Washburn, WI 
 
Ongoing Monthly Group 
Third Wednesday of every month
3:00pm - 4:30 pm 
United Presbyterian Congregational Church
214 Vaughn Avenue  
Ashland, WI
 
Annual Tree of Life Ceremony 
Thursday December 3, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Memorial Medical Center
Stockton Island Room
Ashland, WI 

 

Hayward, WI

6-Week Education/Support Groups
 
Thursdays April 16 - May 21
1:00pm - 2:30pm
First Lutheran Church
10680 North Main Street
Hayward, WI  
 
Thursdays September 10 - October 15
1:00pm - 2:30pm 
First Lutheran Church
10680 North Main Street 
Hayward, WI
 
Ongoing Monthly Group 
Second Thursday of every month
1:00pm - 2:30 PM 
First Lutheran Church
10680 North Main Street
Hayward, WI
 
Ironwood, MI
 
6-Week Education/Support Groups
 
Tuesdays May 5 - June 9
4:00pm - 5:30pm 
Range Community Bible Church
610 US Highway 51 South
Hurley, WI 
 
Tuesdays September 8 - October 13
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Range Community Bible Church
610 US Highway 51 South
Hurley, WI 
 
Ongoing Monthly Group 
Third Thursday of every month 
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Quality Inn
210 E Cloverland Dr
Ironwood, MI