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Bogner Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services is pleased to offer a wide variety of both on-going and seasonal events. We invite you to return often to see what’s coming up on our calendar.

May Events

  • Lost A Loved One To Accidental Overdose
    Thursday, May 24, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Thursday Evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m.. Registration is required and a mandatory intake meeting must be completed two weeks prior to group beginning.
    Over the past year, Cornerstone of Hope has recognized a great need for a support group for families that have lost a loved one to accidental overdose. This unique loss can leave families with many unanswered questions along with a myriad of difficult emotions. This group hopes to bring people together who have experienced similar losses, offer some education about the addiction process, offer support for the numerous emotional reactions to this particular loss, and provide some helpful insight into moving forward with hope.
    We provide the opportunity for you to join an inclusive group of individuals, who share common experiences.
    Open to all, regardless of ethnic, cultural and faith backgrounds. Led by professionally trained and experienced facilitators. Session is ten weeks in length and each meeting is 2 hours. Provided at no charge to you, and includes a light dinner.
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-HOPE(4673)
    www.cornerstoneofhope.org
    Winter Session: January 18-March 22, 2018
    Spring Session: April 5-June 7, 2018

  • Lost A Loved One To Murder
    Thursday, May 24, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Thursday Evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration is required and a mandatory intake meeting must be completed two weeks prior to group beginning.
    When a person has lost a loved one to murder, their grief can be complicated. With this in mind, Cornerstone of Hope is offering a group specifically for those dealing with this tragedy. General bereavement issues will be addressed but with particular attention given to the specific needs that arise after a traumatic death.
    Open to all, regardless of ethnic, cultural and faith backgrounds. The opportunity for you to join an inclusive group of individuals, who share common experiences.
    Led by professionally trained and experienced facilitators. Session is ten weeks in length and each meeting is 2 hours. Provided at no charge to you, and includes a light dinner.
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-HOPE(4673)
    www.cornerstoneofhope.org
    Winter Session: January 18-March 22, 2018
    Spring Session: April 5-June 7, 2018

  • Lost A Loved One To Suicide
    Thursday, May 24, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Thursdsay Evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Registration is required and a mandatory intake meeting must be completed two weeks prior to group beginning.
    When a person has lost a loved one to suicide, their grief can be complicated. With this in mind, Cornerstone of Hope is offering a group specifically for these survivors. General bereavement issues will be addressed but with particular attention given to the specific needs that arise due to loss from suicide.
    Open to all, regardless of ethnic, cultural and faith backgrounds. Led by professionally trained and experienced facilitators. Session is ten weeks in length and each meeting is 2 hours. Provided at no charge to you, and includes a light dinner.
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-HOPE(4673)
    www.cornerstoneofhope.org
    Winter Session: January 18-March 22, 2018
    Spring Session: April 5-June 7, 2018

  • Adult Grief Support-All Loss Types (Friday Afternoon Group)
    Friday, May 25, 2018 : 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Friday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Registration is required and a mandatory intake meeting must be completed two weeks prior to group beginning.
    This group is for adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Depending on the size of the group, groups may break down further into Loss of a Spouse, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Parent, and All Grief Losses.
    Open to all, regardless of ethnic, cultural and faith backgrounds. Led by professionally trained and experienced facilitators. A choice of either Wednesday or Friday sessions are offered for your schedule. Session is ten weeks in length and each meeting is 2 hours. Provided at no charge to you, and includes a light dinner (Wednesday) or a light snack (Friday).
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-HOPE(4673)
    Winter Session: January 12-March 14, 2018
    Spring Session: April 6-June 8, 2018

  • Perinatal & Infant Loss
    Saturday, May 26, 2018 : 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Saturday Mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Registration is required and a mandatory intake meeting must be completed two weeks prior to group beginning.
    When parents are dealing with the death of a child, their grief can be complicated. With this in mind, Cornerstone of Hope has a group specifically for those who have experienced this monumental loss. General grief issues will be addressed, but we will also discuss the specific needs that arise after the death of an infant, whether through miscarriage, neo-natal, still birth or other infant loss (ages 2 and under). We invite you to attend and talk with others who have understand the depth of your grief.
    Open to all, regardless of ethnic, cultural and faith backgrounds. Led by professionally trained and experienced facilitators. Session is ten weeks in length and each meeting is 2 hours. Provided at no charge to you, and includes a light breakfast and free baby sitting is included if needed.
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524 HOPE (4673)
    www.cornerstoneofhope.org
    Winter Session: January 13-March 3, 2018
    Spring Session: April 7-May 26, 2018

  • F.L.I.G.H.T.: Families Living In Grief And Healing Together
    Monday, May 28, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Monday Evenings, April 1-June 4 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Mondays August 27-October 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration is required and a mandatory intake meeting must be
    completed.
    This group is specifically designed for families that are grieving the loss of a loved one. Groups are divided by age, and Art Therapists and licensed Grief Counselors use art projects, games, stories and discussion to help you along your grief journey.
    Groups will be divided by age:
    0-5 years old, Free Babysitting Provided
    6-12 years old, Kids Group
    13-18 years old, Teen Group
    18 and older, Adult Group
    Open to all, regardless of ethnic, cultural and faith backgrounds. Led by professionally trained and experiences facilitators. Session is eight weeks in length and each meeting is 2 hours. Provided at no charge to you, and includes a light dinner.
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-HOPE(4673)

  • Elyria Survivors of Suicide Support Group
    Monday, May 28, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    A healing resource to offer support, understanding and comfort for those grieving over the loss of a loved one by suicide.
    When: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month-6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Where: Amy Levin Conference & Learning Center
    1165 North Ridge Road
    Lorain, Ohio 44055
    Questions: Contact Dorena Gilchrist, LOSS Coordinator, at 440-204-4349 or email dgilchrist@nordcenter.org.

  • Young Adult Support Group
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Tuesday Evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Registration is required and a mandatory intake meeting must be completed two weeks prior to group beginning.
    This group is for people who are ages 18-32 years old and grieving the loss of a loved one. This group brings people together, and because of their age, they are able to find a strong support system together.
    Open to all, regardless of ethnic, cultural and faith backgrounds. Led by professionally trained and experienced facilitators. Session is ten weeks in length and each meeting is 2 hours. Provided at no charge to you, and includes bakery and coffee.
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-HOPE(4673)
    www.cornerstoneofhope.org
    Winter Session: January 9-March 13, 2018
    Spring Session: April 10-June 5, 2018

  • COMPLICATED LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    COMPLICATED LOSS SUPPORT GROUP:
    Sometimes there are individuals in our lives that are hard to love
    because you may have had a difficult relationship with them.
    When death strikes, you are left with conflicting emotions about
    the individual, yourself, and your relationship with them. This
    group offers a safe place to explore these feelings and unresolved
    issues with others who understand. Dinner is provided.
    Tuesdays, April 10 - June 5 from 6:00-8:00pm
    Tuesdays, August 28 - October 30 from 6:00-8:00pm

June Events

  • Horizons
    Friday, June 01, 2018 : 10:30 AM

    A monthly support group for the older adult widow and widower. This group is open ended and ongoing.
    Lorain County Community College
    Spitzer Conference Center, Room 219
    1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035
    1st Friday of the month, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Laurie Mason 216-383-2222 ext. 1359

  • TAPS: For Those Who Lost A Military Loved One (Meets Monthly)
    Saturday, June 02, 2018 : 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    TAPS is the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and is a resource for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstances of the death. This group is run by a TAPS trained facilitator along with a co-facilitator that is experienced in grief.
    We invite you to join us as we provide support, care and hope with resources, personal contact, fellow survivors in a spirit of friendship and understanding. You do not have to attend every month, just attend when you are available or feel that you need the support. Light refreshments will be provided and there is no cost to you.
    Meets on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
    RSVP encouraged, but not mandatory to Robert Derga at rderga@gmail.com.
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-4673

  • 2018 Walk to Remember
    Sunday, June 10, 2018 : 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM

    Sunday, June 10
    Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

    Now in its seventh year, Hospice of the Western Reserve's 2018 Walk to Remember is our largest fundraiser, open to anyone wishing to honor and celebrate the memory of a loved one and to make a difference in the lives of those who are living with a serious illness.

    Registration is $12 for children, $25 for adults and $75 for family (includes two adults and three children ages 4-12, children 3 and under are free). This includes all-day admission to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest, snacks, entertainment and much more. Don't forget to bring cash, we will be holding a 50/50 raffle the day of the Walk!

    Immediately following the Walk, we will host a special Closing Ceremony. Walkers will enjoy festivities, speakers, snacks and a video presentation. Don’t forget to e-mail a picture of your loved one to bmurphy@hospicewr.org to be included in our Celebration of Life video presentation by June 6.

    * Same-Day Registration Opens: 7:30 a.m.
    * Opening Ceremony: 8:45 a.m.
    * Walk Kickoff (front stage): 9 a.m.
    * Closing Ceremony: 10 a.m. Join us for snacks, fun and festivities at the Pavala Hut Pavilion. Registered walkers, please e-mail a photo of your loved one to bmurphy@hospicewr.org to be included in our Celebration of Life video presentation.

    Questions? Please call Bridget at 216.383.3715 or send her a message at bmurphy@hospicewr.org

  • Camp Cornerstone
    Monday, June 11, 2018 : 8:00 AM to Friday, June 15, 2018 : 8:00 PM

    Camp Cornerstone | June 11-15, 2018 | Independence, OH | Camp Cornerstone is a day camp for children ages 6-12 years old. Please note that first-time campers will be given priority should registration fill up.

  • Walking With Grief
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 : 9:00 AM to Tuesday, June 26, 2018 : 9:00 AM

    Getting moving after the loss of a loved one can be a challenge and there are so many benefits to walking. Why not take the first step and join others who are grieving for friendship, motivation and some sharing. May through October-weather permitting.
    Mugrage Park (meet at the pavilion)
    4985 Windfall Road
    Medina, Ohio 44256
    June 12 & 26, 9:00 a.m.
    JoDee Coulter 330-662-4240

  • Hope and Healing
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 : 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    An ongoing monthly support group for grieving adults. Registration in not required. Please call facilitator for information.

    The Robertson Bereavement Center
    5075 Windfall Road
    Medina, OH 44256
    Second Tuesday of the month, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Theresa Suing-330-241-6282

  • Transcending Grief Series
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Professionally led series to support the continuation of your grief journey. We will explore a wide array of topics relevant to the grief journey with time for sharing and support. Please note: This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm. We ask that you register prior to the Monday before group if you would like to attend by calling 216.524.4673. There is a $10 per person fee, and dinner will be served.

    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-HOPE
    www.cornerstoneofhope.org

  • Parent Loss (Monthly)
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 : 6:30 PM

    A monthly support group for adults adjusting to life after the death of one or more parents.
    West Campus
    22730 Fairview Center Dr.
    Fairview Park, Ohio 44126
    2nd Tuesday of the month 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Judy Beckman (216) 383-2222 Ext. 1114

  • New Beginnings
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    A monthly support group for young widows and widowers (ages 55 and younger). This group is open ended and on-going. Registration is not required.
    Hospice of the Western Reserve-West Campus
    22730 Fairview Center Drive
    Fairview Park, Ohio
    2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Judy Beckman-(440) 414-1731

  • Together We Can Grief Camps-5 Day
    Monday, June 18, 2018 : 9:00 AM to Friday, June 22, 2018 : 9:00 AM

    Supported by trained counselors, campers explore grief issues through riding and working with horses. Offered in collaboration with Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center.

    We offer a variety of camps to meet the grieving needs of children and adolescents.
    Camps provide the opportunity to be with others who are also grieving the death
    of a loved one.
    Camps are expressive in nature and led by experienced facilitators in art,
    music, play and nature activities.
    For more information or a registration packet, please contact us at
    216.486.6838
    Riding Through Grief (ages 8-12)
    June 18-22, 2018

  • Memorial Butterfly Release
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 : 10:00 AM

    Memorial Butterfly Release, Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:00 a.m. Release.
    Our Memorial Butterfly Release is a beautiful event that helps to express our sorrow for the loss of our loved one.
    Everyone welcome, please join us to honor and remember your loved ones and to release a butterfly in their honor. All are welcome, whether or not you have used Cornerstone's services previously.
    Reserving Butterflies: All butterfly orders must be received by Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Online reservation is available through our website at www.cornerstoneofhope.org.
    Releasing Butterflies: The butterflies will be released all at once at the end of the ceremony from the Cornerstone of Hope patio.
    Beautiful Memorial: Butterflies are nature's ultimate symbol of change, transformation and beauty. Releasing live butterflies for a loved one is a unique way to honor and remember them.

    Event Details
    Date: Saturday June 23, 2018
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    Phone: 216-524-4673
    Web: www.cornerstoneofhope.org
    Light refreshments will be provided after butterflies are released.
    There is a minimum donation of $20 per butterfly.
    Butterfly orders may be called, mailed or emailed to the Cornerstone no later than Wednesday, June 13.
    Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.
    Additional parking and shuttle service available at the AAA parking lot.

  • Circle of Hope Series
    Monday, June 25, 2018 : 6:30 PM to Monday, July 30, 2018 : 8:00 PM

    An educational support group for adults who have had a loved one die. Please call the facilitator listed below for more information and to register.
    West Campus
    22730 Fairview Center Drive
    Fairview Park, Ohio 44126
    Mondays, January 15-February 19, 2018
    6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Judy Beckman (440) 414-1731

  • Sheffield Lake Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Group
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Library at St. Thomas Church
    715 Harris Road
    Sheffield Lake, Ohio 44054
    Meetings: the fourth Tuesday of every month
    Contact: Deb DiCillo
    440-865-9387

  • Hopeful Hearts
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 : 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

    A monthly grief support group for anyone 60 and older who has experienced the death of someone special in the past 2 years.
    Holy Spirit Family Center
    410 Lear Road, Avon Lake
    4th Tuesday of the month, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
    JoDee Coulter, (216) 383-2222 Ext. 1301

  • Restoring Hope: When A Loved One Dies From An Overdose
    Thursday, June 28, 2018 : 6:30 PM to Thursday, July 26, 2018 : 8:00 PM

    Series
    Five-week group for those adults who have had a loved one die from an overdose death. Registration is required.
    The LCADA Way
    Avon Lake Wellness Center
    525 Avon Belden Road, Suite 1, Avon Lake
    Thursday, June 28-July 26
    6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Judy Beckman-440-414-1731

  • Senior Workshop
    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    A grief workshop for seniors who have suffered a loss. Come for discussion, support and comfort. Refreshmens served. We meet once every three months. Please call for date, time, and to register.
    Lakewood
    Lakewood Senior Center
    16024 Madison Avenue
    Lakewood, Ohio 44107
    Judy Beckman-440-414-1731

July Events

  • Together We Can Grief Camps-Common Ground, 1 Day
    Saturday, July 14, 2018 : 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    We offer a variety of camps to meet the grieving needs of children and adolescents.
    Camps provide the opportunity to be with others who are also grieving the death
    of a loved one.
    Camps are expressive in nature and led by experienced facilitators in art,
    music, play and nature activities.
    For more information or a registration packet, please contact us at
    216.486.6838
    Common Ground
    14240 Baird Road, Oberlin Ohio
    Saturday July 14,9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    A one day bereavement camp for children ages 8-14 who have experienced the death of a loved one.

  • Healing Arts Workshops: My Rock
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Was your loved one the rock in your life? Decorate a rock with paint, images and words to remember the strengths of your loved one. You may bring a large, flat unpolished rock (about the size of the palm of your hand or smaller) or pick one when you get to the workshop.
    Hospice of the Western Reserve-West Campus
    22730 Fairview Center Drive
    Fairview Park, Ohio
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm
    Please call Molly Borgione at 216-486-6544 or email her at mborgione@hospicewr.org to register no later than 4 days before workshop date. Suggested $5 donation for supplies.

  • Together We Can Grief Camps- Family Day at the Beach (All Ages)
    Saturday, July 28, 2018 : 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    We offer a variety of camps to meet the grieving needs of children and adolescents.
    Camps provide the opportunity to be with others who are also grieving the death
    of a loved one.
    Camps are expressive in nature and led by experienced facilitators in art,
    music, play and nature activities.
    Join us for fun and festivities as we honor the life of your special person.
    For more information or a registration packet, please contact us at
    216.486.6838
    At the Beach (all ages)
    Saturday, July 28, 3-5 p.m.
    Mentor Headlands, Mentor, Ohio

August Events

  • Camp Erin
    Friday, August 03, 2018 : 8:00 AM to Sunday, August 05, 2018 : 8:00 AM

    Camp Erin: Friday, August 3rd-Sunday August 5th, 2018
    Heartland Retreat Center, Marengo

    A three day camp for children 8-17, which combines a traditional, fun camp with grief support and education. Adult "Big Buddy" volunteers offer support for campers. Camp Erin Cleveland was created and is supported in part by The Moyer Foundation.

    Camp applications available at: www.cornerstoneofhope.org on the "Camp" page. Please note that campers may only attend one week long day camp. Applications must be approved prior to your child attending camp.

  • Together We Can Grief Camps-3 Day
    Tuesday, August 07, 2018 : 9:00 AM to Thursday, August 09, 2018 : 9:00 AM

    A three day camp for grieving children ages 6-13 who have experienced the death of a loved one; June 7-9, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Red Oak Camp in Kirtland. Pick up and drop off times/locations to be determined. We offer a variety of camps to meet the need of grieving children and adolescents. Camps provide the opportunity to be with others who are also grieving the death of a loved one. Camps are expressive in nature and led by experienced facilitators in art, music, play and nature activities. For more information or a registration packet, please contact us at 216-486-6838 or visit www.hospicewr.org/camps.

  • Art For Relaxation: Landscapes Of The Heart
    Tuesday, August 07, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Painting a natural landscape can sometimes help reveal one's emotional landscape. Come and paint a scene from our grounds on the lake, if weather permits, at our Lakeshore Campus to express mood and feeling. If you attend either one of the other workshops, you can paint from a stock photograph or bring your own.
    Hospice of the Western Reserve-West Campus
    22730 Fairview Center Drive
    Fairview Park, Ohio
    Please call Mollie Borgione at 216-486-6544 or email her at mborgione@hospicewr.org to register no later than four days in advance of workshop date. Suggested $5 donation for supplies.

September Events

  • Healing Arts Workshops-Circle Of Love Books
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 : 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    At this workshop, you will put a circle book together. You can begin to add photos, notes and other two dimensional mementos to remember your loved one at the workshop, or add them at home.
    Hospice of the Western Reserve-West Campus
    22730 Fairview Center Drive
    Fairview Park, Ohio
    Please call Mollie Borgione at 216-486-6544 or email her at mborgione@hospicewr.org to register no later than four days in advance of workshop date. Suggested $5 donation for supplies.

  • Healing And Well Being Through The Heart Of A Horse
    Saturday, September 22, 2018 : 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Join us for a day of healing and well-being through the compassionate heart of a horse and calming beauty of nature.
    Pebble Ledge Ranch
    9725 Cedar Road
    Novelty, Ohio
    Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
    Register by September 14.
    Call 216-486-6838
    In partnership with the Hospice of the Western Reserve

November Events

  • Children's Grief Awareness Day
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 : 12:00 AM

    Did you know that before graduating from High School, one in 20 children will have a parent die? This statistic doesn't even include children who may lose a brother, sister, grandparent, aunt, uncle or even a close friend at their school. Cornerstone of Hope's Independence office will be hosting a program for Children's Grief Awareness Day on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Please call 216-524-4673 or visit www.cornerstoneofhope.org.

  • International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
    Saturday, November 17, 2018 : 12:00 AM

    International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is Saturday, November 17, 2018. Join with fellow loss survivors in your community. On Survivor Day, suicide loss survivors around the world gather at local events to share stories, gain insight, and find comfort in the knowledge that they are not alone.
    On Saturday, November 17, 2018 we are hosting a Survivor Day event near you. The day's program will include the screening of an AFSP produced documentary that will explore the grief and healing journey after a suicide from the perspective of a group of long-term loss survivors. Additional details about the event will be posted on afsp.org/SurvivorsDay in the coming months.
    Reaching out can change your life. Please join us on November 17, 2018.
    For more information about International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, visit www.afsp.org/SurvivorDay