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Grief & Healing

Grief is a journey, and many family members begin this process well before their loved one passes. Bereavement services can begin as early as admission and follow throughout the illness and after death, and is offered to the community at no charge. There is no right way to grieve, but Hospice of Central Ohio can help friends and family members cope with their feelings and learn to express themselves in a healthy, healing manner.


Adult & Children's Bereavement Support

Annual Kids’ Bereavement Camp

A week long day camp held at Saints Peter & Paul Retreat Center in Newark, serving children ages 6-12 who have lost a significant person in the past year. This year's theme is Under the Sea, Swimming Your Way Through Grief and was held June 23-27, 2014.

Mothers & Memories

A six-week group designed for the adult daughter who has experienced the loss of her mother through death or abandonment.  The group provides education and support through the use of discussion and handouts.  Topics covered include grief education and coping, changing family relationships, and ways to keep Mom’s memory alive.  Meets at the Hospice of Central Ohio office – Newark. Please call (740) 788-1474 to register.

Celebration of Life

Services held in April and October to honor and celebrate the lives of those we have lost.  A remembrance video highlighting your loved one through pictures is available to participants at each service.

Hope for the Holidays

Workshops held at various locations to provide information and support to the bereaved as they enter the winter holiday season.

Grief Works

An ongoing meeting open to the community for individuals who have experienced any type of loss.  Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at the Hospice of Central Ohio - Newark office from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Groups are also held in Lancaster and Columbus. Please visit our EVENT CALENDAR for more times and locations.

Care and Share

An open group for men and women who are dealing with the death of a spouse.  Recent topics shared include “Loneliness and Making New Friends”, “How to Help Someone Who is Grieving”, “Finding Meaning After Loss”, “Saying Goodbye” and “Getting Through the Night”. Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at Stacy’s Homestyle Buffet in Heath from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

School Support Groups

Partnerships between local schools and Hospice of Central Ohio to provide grief support groups in the school setting.

Services for Children & Teens

Services available specifically for children and teenagers including individual support and family resources’ at the Hospice of Central Ohio office – Newark.  Support and education for teachers is also available.



Be sure to visit our EVENT CALENDAR for dates and times.

Open to the public FREE of charge

2269 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, OH 43055
740-788-1474 or 800-804-2505


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