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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.

October Events

  • Love After Loss, A Group For Adults Who Have Lost Their Spouse Or Special Love
    Friday, October 20, 2017 : 6:00 PM to Friday, November 10, 2017 : 8:00 PM

    Held at Cornerstone of Hope
    Fridays, September 8, 2017-November 10, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Please register by calling 216-524-4673 or online at cornerstoneofhope.org

    These dynamic classes are free and open to any adult who has lost their spouse or special love. Classes are open to anyone whether or not they have used Cornerstone's services previously. Dinner will be provided, and you do not have to attend all classes, but it is recommended that you try to commit to the full series. You're never too old to fall in love again. Each week will have a specific topic including: Dealing with loneliness, Finding friendship, When friendship turns to romance, Avoiding the pitfalls of modern dating, Respect and positive self image, Regaining confidence with physical intimacy, Coping with pictures, Anniversaries and the elephant in the room, Blending families, What to wear, say and talk about, Dealing with grief and guilt as you move forward.
    Presented in partnership with Heartland Home Health, Hospice, IV Care.

  • Perinatal & Infant Loss
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 : 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 21-March 25, 2017
    Spring Session: April 8-June 10, 2017
    Summer Session: June 24-August 26, 2017
    Fall Session: September 9-November 18, 2017

  • F.L.I.G.H.T.: Families Living In Grief And Healing Together
    Monday, October 23, 2017 : 6:00 PM

    Monday Evenings, September 11-October 30, 2017, 6:00-8:00 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, October 23, 2017 : 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 Robin Hale, LOSS Coordinator, at 440-204-4268 or email rhale@nordcenter.org.

  • Hopeful Hearts
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 : 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

  • Joel's Place for Children-Children's Support Groups
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 : 6:30 PM to Friday, December 15, 2017 : 8:15 PM

    Support Groups
    Joel's Place provides services free of charge.
    We meet with families one-on-one to assess their needs.
    Twice monthly grief support groups are held on the West Side at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village for children 5-18 and their families.
    We also offer a support group for adults who bring children to Joel's Place. The adult sessions are held at the same time as the children's sessions.
    Sessions take place from 7:00 - 8:15 pm. For more information, or to register, please call:
    440-248-4412 or 440-934-1353
    Group participants share their experience and learn from the experiences of others. Age-appropriate discussions, craft projects, games, and books are selected to facilitate the expression of feelings.
    While your children are participating in our groups, we are committed to providing a safe environment.
    All sessions are facilitated by two trained adults.
    Sessions are confidential.
    References and fingerprinting are required for all facilitators
    Joel's Place offers grief support groups. We do not offer therapy or counseling.

    How We Do It
    We train volunteer facilitators to accompany children and teens on their grief journey. Joel's Place is supported primarily by tax-deductible donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations. We are supported in the community by organizations who donate space for our groups and by volunteers who donate everything from professional skills to snacks and supplies.

    Group Schedule
    2017
    September 12th and 26th
    October 10th and 24th
    November 7th and 21st
    December 5th

    West Side support groups always meet at:
    Bay Presbyterian Church
    25425 Lake Road
    Bay Village, OH 44140
    440-871-3822 ext. 101
    The night begins with a family dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the group meetings from 7:00 - 8:15 pm. For more information on group sessions, support groups, or to register, please call or email:
    440-248-4412 or 440-934-1353.
    info@joelsplace.org

  • Joel's Place for Children-Adult Support Group
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 : 6:30 PM to Tuesday, December 05, 2017 : 8:15 PM

    Adult Support Group

    Joel's Place for Children offers a support group for the caregivers of the children who attend our grief support sessions. This facilitated adult group meets numerous needs of its members as they share in a caring environment their own grief as well as that of their children. The group members experience the healing aspect of being with each other; with compassion they understand the gravity of their loss and the value of participating together in the process of moving through such profound grief. They walk a deeply meaningful path as they move forward with their lives that must now incorporate their loss.

    Group Schedule
    2017
    September 12th and 26th
    October 10th and 24th
    November 7th and 21st
    December 5th

    West Side support groups always meet at:
    Bay Presbyterian Church
    25425 Lake Road
    Bay Village, OH 44140
    440-871-3822 ext. 101
    The night begins with a family dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the group meetings from 7:00 - 8:15 pm. For more information on group sessions, support groups, or to register, please call or email:
    440-248-4412 or 440-934-1353.
    info@joelsplace.org


  • Adult Grief Support-All Loss Types (Wednesday Evening Group)
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Wednesday 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 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 18-March 22, 2017
    Spring Session: April 5-June 7, 2017
    Summer Session: June 21-August 23, 2017
    Fall Session: September 6-November 15, 2017

  • Lost A Loved One To Accidental Overdose
    Thursday, October 26, 2017 : 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 19-March 23, 2017
    Spring Session: April 6-June 8, 2017
    Summer Session: June 22-August 24, 2017
    Fall Session: September 7-November 16, 2017

  • Lost A Loved One To Murder
    Thursday, October 26, 2017 : 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 19-March 23, 2017
    Spring Session: April 6-June 8, 2017
    Summer Session: June 22-August 24, 2017
    Fall Session: September 7-November 16, 2017

  • Lost A Loved One To Suicide
    Thursday, October 26, 2017 : 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 19-March 23, 2017
    Spring Session: April 6-June 8, 2017
    Summer Session: June 22-August 24, 2017
    Winter Session: September 7-November 16, 2017

  • Young Adult Support Group
    Thursday, October 26, 2017 : 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 17-March 7, 2017
    Spring Session: April 4-May 23, 2017
    Summer Session: June 20-August 8, 2017
    Fall Session: September 12-October 31, 2017

November Events

  • Horizons
    Friday, November 03, 2017 : 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

  • Pampering Day for Grieving Women
    Saturday, November 04, 2017 : 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Pampering Day at our Independence office will be on Saturday, November 4, 2017. We invite grieving women (ages 12 and over please) to join us for a day of fun treatments, pampering and shopping! We will have a variety of things for you to participate in along with a fun craft. Refreshments and light fare will be provided. This event is free of cost; however, the times are available on a first come, first serve basis. You can register for the following times: 9:00 am-11:00 am, 11:30am-1:30pm, or 2:00pm-4:00pm. Sign up at our website (www.cornerstoneofhope.org), or you can call 216-524-4673 for additional details.
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-4673

  • TAPS: For Those Who Lost A Military Loved One (Meets Monthly)
    Saturday, November 04, 2017 : 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.
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-4673

  • LaPorte United Methodist Church-A Service of Hope and Remembrance
    Sunday, November 05, 2017 : 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    A service of Hope and Remembrance will be offered by the LaPorte United Methodist Church Stephen Ministers at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service on November 5th, 2017 in our sanctuary. This service is presented for those who have recently experienced a loss of joy and peace in their lives due to the stress which surrounds them. Following the service there will be a gathering in Fellowship Hall for a potluck dinner and fellowship.

    LaPorte United Methodist Church
    2071 Grafton Road
    Elyria, Ohio 44035
    440-458-5717
    laportechurch.org

  • New Beginnings
    Wednesday, November 08, 2017 : 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.
    Westlake
    St. John Medical Center, Westshore Professional Building
    29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite R
    2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Chemarra Bryant-(440) 414-1737

  • Transcending Grief Series
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Professionally led series to support the continuation of your grief journey. Participate each month or just attend topics that interest you. Fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., you must register for the topic(s) you plan on attending. There is a $10 per person fee, and coffee and bakery will be served.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm

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

  • Hope For The Holidays-Family Workshop
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Children will participate in a holiday-focused memorial activity while parents and guardians explore practical tips for dealing with loss during the holiday season. Cost is $10.00 per family and covers dinner and supplies. Please register by November 10th.

    Workshops give you an opportunity to be with families who are also grieving the death of a loved one. All families who are grieving, whether or not they have used Cornerstone's services, are welcome to attend. Most programs are intended for children 5-18 and their parent or caregiver. Children may not attend workshops on their own. Families can register and pay in advance at cornerstoneofhope.org.

  • Parent Loss (Monthly)
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 : 6:30 PM

    A monthly support group for adults adjusting to life after the death of one or more parents.
    Lakewood Office
    2nd Tuesday of the month 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Judy Beckman (216) 383-2222 Ext. 1114

  • Children's Grief Awareness Day
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 : 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 18, 2017 : 12:00 AM

    International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is Saturday, November 18, 2017. 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 18, 2017 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 18, 2017.
    For more information about International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, visit www.afsp.org/SurvivorDay

December Events

  • Cornerstone of Hope-Christmas Candle Lighting Service
    Saturday, December 09, 2017 : 1:00 PM to Sunday, December 10, 2017 : 1:00 PM

    We invite all families, whether your loss has been recent or years ago, to join us at this special event, and light a candle in memory of your loved one. All candles are available for a cost of $10.00 each. An RSVP prior to December 1st is required. Please visit our website or call our offices to register.
    Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00pm & 3:30 pm
    Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm & 3:30 pm
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-4673
    www.cornerstoneofhope.org

April Events

  • Pain To Purpose Retreat Weekend
    Friday, April 27, 2018 : 12:00 PM to Sunday, April 29, 2018 : 12:00 PM

    April 27-29, 2018
    Jesuit Retreat House
    Early bird pricing before March 5 is $325 per person (includes two night stay, all meals and resources).
    By Christi Tripodi
    After the death of my son I came to a point where I knew I couldn't do this thing called "suffering" alone. I could not depend on myself to get through this horrific pain of loss. It humbled me to know, I need God to help me do this! I asked all those questions-what is this life all about, what am I here for, where is my son and where will I go after this? I needed answers! If you too want to grow in faith and hope please join us for a weekend to rest in the spirit and find fellowship with others suffering. For details, visit www.cornerstoneofhope.org