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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.

March Events

  • GriefShare-Church of the Open Door, Elyria
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 : 6:30 PM to Wednesday, May 8, 2019 : 8:30 PM
    How GriefShare works

    GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.


    Contact person:
    Bob Wickens, Director-440-323-4644
    Registration fee: $20.00 (Includes workbook)
    Child care: Not Available
    Meeting room: Room 200
    Church sponsor:
    Church of the Open Door
    43275 Telegraph Rd, Elyria, OH 44035
    440-323-4644

    Meeting schedule
    Meeting Date Time
    Session 1: Wed, Feb. 13, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 2 Wed, Feb. 20, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 3 Wed, Feb. 27, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 4 Wed, Mar. 6, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 5 Wed, Mar. 13, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 6 Wed, Mar. 20, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 7 Wed, Mar. 27, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 8 Wed, Apr. 3, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 9 Wed, Apr. 10, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 10 Wed, Apr. 17, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 11 Wed, Apr. 24, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 12 Wed, May 1, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 13 Wed, May 8, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

  • GriefShare-Fields United Methodist Church
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 : 6:30 PM to Wednesday, June 12, 2019 : 8:30 PM
    GriefShare at Fields United Methodist Church, North Ridgeville
    13 Weekly Sessions Beginning March 20, 2019, 1:00-2:30 pm
    Registration Fee: $0.00 (Includes Workbook)
    34077 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville, OH 44039
    www.fieldsumc.org
    Contact Person: Mary Lynn Swartz, Grief share Leader, 440-409-5931
    Sessions will take place in the Parlour

    Session 1 Wed, Mar 20, 20191:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Session 2 Mon, Mar 25, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Session 2 Wed, Mar 27, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Session 3 Mon, Apr 01, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Session 3 Wed, Apr 03, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Session 4 Mon, Apr 08, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Session 4 Wed, Apr 10, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Session 5 Mon, Apr 15, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Session 5 Wed, Apr 17, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Session 6 Mon, Apr 22, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Session 6 Wed, Apr 24, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Session 7 Mon, Apr 29, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Session 7 Wed, May 01, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Session 8 Mon, May 06, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Session 8 Wed, May 08, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Session 9 Mon, May 13, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Session 9 Wed, May 15, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Session 10 Mon, May 20, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Session 10 Wed, May 22, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Session 11 Mon, May 27, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Session 11 Wed, May 29, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Session 12 Mon, Jun 03, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Session 12 Wed, Jun 05, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Session 13 Mon, Jun 10, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Session 13 Wed, Jun 12, 20191:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    How GriefShare works
    It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
    This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.
    GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:

    Video seminar with experts
    Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

    Support group discussion with focus
    After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

    Personal study and reflection
    During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

    You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.

  • Survivors of Suicide Loss: Friday Night Series
    Friday, March 22, 2019 : 6:00 PM to Friday, April 5, 2019 : 8:00 PM
    Survivors of Suicide Loss: Friday Night Series-From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-HOPE(4673)

    Friday, March 1, 2019
    Friday, March 8, 2019
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Friday, April 5, 2019
    You do not have to attend all, just the dates you are able. A light dinner will be provided at each session. Cost to attend is $20 each or $60 for all sessions.

    Suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends and communities. We hope adults affected by suicide will join us for one or all of the topics in this new, Friday evening series held at cornerstone of hope. Each part of this six week series will focus on a new topic around a suicide loss with the goal of promoting healing and imparting hope to survivors. Please note that this series is for adults only. This series is presented through a partnership between Cornerstone of Hope and Suicide Postvention Response Team, Serving Cuyahoga County.
  • Elyria Survivors of Suicide Support Group
    Monday, March 25, 2019 : 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 [email protected]
  • GriefShare at Christ the King Vineyard Church
    Monday, March 25, 2019 : 6:30 PM to Monday, April 29, 2019 : 8:00 PM
    GriefShare at Christ the King Vineyard Church, North Olmsted
    13 Weekly Sessions Beginning February 4, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm
    Registration Fee: $15 (Includes Workbook)
    30635 Lorain Road North Olmsted, OH 44070
    http://www.ctkchurch.org/
    Contact Person: Carolyn Herbert, associate staff (440) 777-3333 Ext. 129
    Sessions will take place in the Conference Room

    Session 1 Mon, Feb 04, 20196:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 2 Mon, Feb 11, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 3 Mon, Feb 18, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 4 Mon, Feb 25, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 5 Mon, Mar 04, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 6 Mon, Mar 11, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 7 Mon, Mar 18, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 8 Mon, Mar 25, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 9 Mon, Apr 01, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 10 Mon, Apr 08, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 11 Mon, Apr 15, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 12 Mon, Apr 22, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 13Mon, Apr 29, 20196:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    How GriefShare works
    It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
    This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.
    GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:

    Video seminar with experts
    Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

    Support group discussion with focus
    After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

    Personal study and reflection
    During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

    You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.



  • Restoring Hope: When A Loved One Dies From An Overdose
    Monday, March 25, 2019 : 6:30 PM to Monday, April 22, 2019 : 8:00 PM
    Series
    Six-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
    Mondays, March 18 - April 22
    6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Judy Beckman-440-414-1731
  • Understanding Grief: When A Child Dies
    Monday, March 25, 2019 : 7:00 PM to Monday, December 23, 2019 : 7:00 PM
    When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and help others better assist the grieving family.
    The Compassionate Friends
    Our Lady Queen of Peace Church Hall
    708 Erie Street
    Grafton, Ohio 44044
    Terri Zunis 216-469-5311 or [email protected]
    4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sheffield Lake Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Group
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    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
  • Griefshare-Christ Church-Columbia Station
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 : 10:00 AM to Tuesday, May 14, 2019 : 11:30 AM
    A support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one. This group is offered by those who understand your grief and can provide comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.
    GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
    GriefShare support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
    Tuesdays, February 19, 2019 – May 14, 2019
    • Evening Session: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
    • Morning Session: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    Christ Church
    23080 Royalton Rd.
    Columbia Station, OH 44028
    440-236-8282

  • Hopeful Hearts
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 : 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.
    Mary Ellen Jordan, (440) 414-1737

April Events

  • F.L.I.G.H.T.: Families Living In Grief And Healing Together
    Tuesday, April 2, 2019 : 6:00 PM to Tuesday, May 21, 2019 : 8:00 PM
    Tuesday Evenings, January 8 - February 26, 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)

    Tuesdays, January 8 - February 26 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Tuesdays, June 25 - August 20 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Tuesdays, September 17 - November 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Young Adult Support Group
    Tuesday, April 2, 2019 : 6:00 PM to Tuesday, June 4, 2019 : 8:00 PM
    Structured Support Groups
    Topics related to grief are explored each week and opportunities are provided for participants to explore their healing process. Most of Cornerstone's support groups are offered at no cost. There is a $10/session fee for the Transcending Grief Series.To register for one of these groups, please call 216.524.4673. View our Support Group Offerings. A new round of groups will begin the week of January 8, 2019. To enroll in this session, you must call at least two weeks prior and have a mandatory intake meeting completed.

    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

    Tuesdays, January 8 - March 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Tuesdays, April 2 - June 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Tuesdays, June 25 - September 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Tuesdays, September 17 - November 19 from 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Complicated Loss Support Group
    Tuesday, April 2, 2019 : 6:00 PM to Tuesday, June 4, 2019 : 8:00 PM
    Structured Support Groups
    Topics related to grief are explored each week and opportunities are provided for participants to explore their healing process. Most of Cornerstone's support groups are offered at no cost. There is a $10/session fee for the Transcending Grief Series.To register for one of these groups, please call 216.524.4673. View our Support Group Offerings. A new round of groups will begin the week of January 8, 2019. To enroll in this session, you must call at least two weeks prior and have a mandatory intake meeting completed.

    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.
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131

    Tuesdays, January 8 - March 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Tuesdays, April 2 - June 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Tuesdays, June 25 - August 27 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Tuesdays, September 17 - November 19 from 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Child Loss Support Group
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019 : 6:00 PM to Wednesday, June 5, 2019 : 8:00 PM
    CHILD LOSS SUPPORT GROUP:
    The death of a child leaves parents feeling brokenhearted and
    alone. This group brings parents together, no matter the age
    of the child, to share and find hope on their journey. Dinner is
    provided.
    Wednesdays, January 9 - March 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Wednesdays, April 3 - June 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Wednesdays, June 26 - September 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Wednesdays, September 18 - November 20 from 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Adult Grief Support-All Loss Types (Wednesday Evening Group)
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019 : 6:00 PM to Wednesday, June 5, 2019 : 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)

    Wednesdays, January 9 - March 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Wednesdays, April 3 - June 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Wednesdays, June 28 - September 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Wednesdays, September 18 - November 22 from 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Spouse Loss Support Group
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019 : 6:00 PM to Wednesday, June 5, 2019 : 8:00 PM
    The death of a spouse can leave a huge void in one's life. This group allows those who have lost a spouse or significant other to find hope and support.

    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-HOPE(4673)

    Wednesdays, January 9 - March 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Wednesdays, April 3 - June 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Wednesdays, June 26 - September 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Wednesdays, September 18 - November 20 from 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Lost A Loved One To Accidental Overdose
    Thursday, April 4, 2019 : 6:00 PM to Thursday, June 6, 2019 : 8:00 PM
    Structured Support Groups
    Topics related to grief are explored each week and opportunities are provided for participants to explore their healing process. Most of Cornerstone's support groups are offered at no cost. There is a $10/session fee for the Transcending Grief Series.To register for one of these groups, please call 216.524.4673. View our Support Group Offerings. A new round of groups will begin the week of January 10, 2019. To enroll in this session, you must call at least two weeks prior and have a mandatory intake meeting completed.

    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

    Thursdays, January 10 - March 14 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Thursdays, April 4 - June 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Thursdays, June 27 - September 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Thursdays, September 19 - November 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Lost A Loved One To Murder
    Thursday, April 4, 2019 : 6:00 PM to Thursday, June 6, 2019 : 8:00 PM
    Structured Support Groups
    Topics related to grief are explored each week and opportunities are provided for participants to explore their healing process. Most of Cornerstone's support groups are offered at no cost. There is a $10/session fee for the Transcending Grief Series.To register for one of these groups, please call 216.524.4673. View our Support Group Offerings. A new round of groups will begin the week of January 10, 2019. To enroll in this session, you must call at least two weeks prior and have a mandatory intake meeting completed.

    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

    Thursdays, January 10 - March 14 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Thursdays, April 4 - June 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Thursdays, June 27 - September 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Thursdays, September 19 - November 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Lost A Loved One To Suicide
    Thursday, April 4, 2019 : 6:00 PM to Thursday, June 6, 2019 : 8:00 PM
    Structured Support Groups
    Topics related to grief are explored each week and opportunities are provided for participants to explore their healing process. Most of Cornerstone's support groups are offered at no cost. There is a $10/session fee for the Transcending Grief Series.To register for one of these groups, please call 216.524.4673. View our Support Group Offerings. A new round of groups will begin the week of January 10, 2019. To enroll in this session, you must call at least two weeks prior and have a mandatory intake meeting completed.

    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

    Thursdays, January 10 - March 14 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Thursdays, April 4 - June 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Thursdays, June 27 - September 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm
    Thursdays, September 19 - November 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Bereavement Bible Study Support Group
    Friday, April 5, 2019 : 10:00 AM to Friday, June 14, 2019 : 11:30 AM
    Healing Heart Bible Study & Hope's Journey Bible Study
    Friday Mornings; January 11-March 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Bible Study will help you explore God's Word in light of grief and the spiritual issues that accompany it. It is a safe place to share your beliefs, and will help you build your relationship with God while building friendships. **You must have previously completed a Cornerstone of Hope Support Group in order to enroll in this group.
    Healing Heart Bible Study
    Cornerstone's Healing Heart Bible Study offers topical Bible study covering key elements of the grieving process. Studying the Bible can help in understanding God's role and power in our healing.
    Hope's Journey Bible Study
    This group is for people who have completed Healing Heart Bible Study. God's Word provides hope to continue on the journey. Hope's Journey Bible Study focuses on one book of the Bible through the lenses of the grief journey and hope's promise of healing.
    A light breakfast is provided.
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-HOPE (4673)

    Fridays, January 11 - March 15 from 10:00-11:30 am
    Fridays, April 5 - June 14 from 10:00-11:30 am
    Fridays, June 28 - September 6 from 10:00-11:30 am
    Fridays, September 20 - November 22 from 10:00-11:30 am
  • Horizons
    Friday, April 5, 2019 : 10:30 AM to 11:30 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 11:30 p.m.
    Laurie Mason 216-383-2222 ext. 1359
  • Adult Grief Support-All Loss Types (Friday Afternoon Group)
    Friday, April 5, 2019 : 1:00 PM to Friday, June 14, 2019 : 3:00 PM
    Structured Support Groups
    Topics related to grief are explored each week and opportunities are provided for participants to explore their healing process. Most of Cornerstone's support groups are offered at no cost. There is a $10/session fee for the Transcending Grief Series.To register for one of these groups, please call 216.524.4673. View our Support Group Offerings. A new round of groups will begin the week of January 11, 2019. To enroll in this session, you must call at least two weeks prior and have a mandatory intake meeting completed.

    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)

    Fridays, January 11 - March 15 from 1:00-3:00 pm
    Fridays, April 5 - June 14 from 1:00-3:00 pm
    Fridays, June 28 - September 6 from 1:00-3:00 pm
    Fridays, September 20 - November 22 from 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Perinatal & Infant Loss
    Saturday, April 6, 2019 : 9:00 AM to Saturday, June 1, 2019 : 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

    Saturdays, January 12 - March 2 from 9:00-11:00 am
    Saturdays, April 6 - June 1 from 9:00-11:00 am
    Saturdays, June 29 - August 24 from 9:00-11:00 am
    Saturdays, September 21 - November 16 from 9:00-11:00 am


  • TAPS: For Those Who Lost A Military Loved One (Meets Monthly-First Saturday of Each Month)
    Saturday, April 6, 2019 : 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Structured Support Groups
    Topics related to grief are explored each week and opportunities are provided for participants to explore their healing process. Most of Cornerstone's support groups are offered at no cost. There is a $10/session fee for the Transcending Grief Series.To register for one of these groups, please call 216.524.4673. View our Support Group Offerings. A new round of groups will begin the week of January 5, 2019. To enroll in this session, you must call at least two weeks prior and have a mandatory intake meeting completed.

    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.

    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-4673
  • Hope and Healing
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 : 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.
    JoDee Coulter (330) 662-4240
  • Transcending Grief Series
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 : 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

  • Joel's Place for Children-Children's Support Groups
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 : 6:30 PM to Tuesday, May 7, 2019 : 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

    2019

    January 15 & 29

    February 12 & 26

    March 12 & 26

    April 9 & 23

    May 7

















    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.

    [email protected]








  • Joel's Place for Children-Adult Support Group
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 : 6:30 PM to Tuesday, May 7, 2019 : 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

    2019

    January 15 & 29

    February 12 & 26

    March 12 & 26

    April 9 & 23

    May 7

















    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.

    [email protected]








  • Healing Arts Workshops: Spirit Sticks
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 : 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Spirit Sticks

    Healing Arts Workshops provide people with a creative outlet for their grief and are open to the community. No art experience is necessary. Please call Mollie Borgione at 216-486-6544 or email her at [email protected] to register no later than four days in advance of workshop date. Suggested $5 donation for supplies.

    Paint and decorate a piece of driftwood to commemorate the spirit and personality of your loved one. Small mementos, jewelry, trinkets or pieces of clothing may be incorporated into the piece.
    Hospice of the Western Reserve-West Campus
    22730 Fairview Center Drive
    Fairview Park, Ohio 44126
    Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Parent Loss (Monthly)
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 : 6:30 PM to 8:00 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 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Judy Beckman (440) 414-1731
  • New Beginnings
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 : 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, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Mary Ellen Jordan-(440) 414-1737
  • Cornerstone of Hope Easter Pancake Breakfast
    Saturday, April 13, 2019 : 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
    Bring your family for a morning of fun, food and Easter celebration! Enjoy a pancake breakfast along with face painting, Easter egg hunt & craft projects. The cost is only $20 for your entire family! Please register by April 5, 2019 and pay online at: cornerstoneofhope.org

    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216.524.HOPE(4673)
  • Catholic Cemeteries Grief Support Program
    Sunday, April 28, 2019 : 3:00 PM to Sunday, December 15, 2019 : 4:00 PM
    The Church calls each member of Christ's Body to participate in the ministry of consolation: to care for the dying and to comfort all who mourn. Our Lord is the example of comfort and support to the grieving. Our Catholic faith gives us the strength and courage to help us in our grieving and reminds us of the promise of the spiritual reunion with our loved ones. The Catholic Cemeteries Association is committed to ministering and assisting families before, during and after the death of a loved one.

    By incorporating the traditions of our Catholic faith, our Grief Support/Aftercare program offers the support and resources necessary in handling your grief.

    Monthly Sunday Support Groups: As places of faith, hope and remembrance, an important component of our Grief Support Ministry is our Sunday Support Groups. Catholic Cemeteries Association offers a monthly Grief Support Group that meets for one hour on the third Sunday of each month (4th Sunday if it falls on a holiday) in select cemetery offices. Meetings are informal and do not build upon each other, so you can come at any time and feel right at home. Registration is not required and there is no fee. Refreshments are provided.

    Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park - 3:00 p.m.
    Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron - 3:00 p.m.
    St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon -- 3:00 pm

    Please come and join a warm fellowship of people with similar grief experiences, helping each other through prayer, shared stories, and grief recovery discussions. We offer a safe, private, and encouraging environment where you do not have to hide what you are really feeling. You do not even have to talk, but come and listen and be in the presence of those who understand. You are not alone!

    2019 Grief Support Dates
    Feb 17, 2019
    Mar 17, 2019
    Apr 28, 2019
    May 19, 2019
    June 23, 2019
    July 21, 2019
    Aug 18, 2019
    Sept 15, 2019
    Oct 20, 2019
    Nov 17, 2019
    Dec. 15, 2019
  • Stepping Stones: Cornerstone’s First Step to Grief Recovery
    Monday, April 29, 2019 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Stepping Stones: Cornerstone’s First Step to Grief Recovery
    Monday, February 4, 2019 from 6:00pm -8:00pm
    Do you have a recent loss and are looking to connect with others? Join us for an informative group session exploring the journey through early grief. Open to those who are in the first year of loss. Refreshments are included. Please RSVP by calling 216.524.4673 or register online.
    Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
    216-524-HOPE(4673)

    Monday, February 4, 2019
    Monday, April 29, 2019
    Monday, July 29, 2019
    Monday, October 14, 2019

  • Healing Arts Workshops-Kids Art: Memory Boxes
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 : 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Kids Art: Memory Boxes

    Healing Arts Workshops provide grieving people with a creative outlet for their grief and are open to the community. No art experience is necessary. Please call Mollie Borgione at 216-486-6544 or email her at [email protected] to register no later than four days in advance of workshop date. Suggested $5 donation for supplies.

    These Memory Boxes are inspired by artist Joseph Cornell's boxes of assembled artifacts. Participants will line a wooden cigar box with photos, fabric or paper and assemble small mementos and objects inside it such as keys, marbles, jewelry, natural objects, thimbles, buttons, coins and any other meaningful items that remind you of your loved one(s). Age 6+. Kids are invited to bring a family member along to this workshop. Light refreshments provided.

    Hospice of the Western Reserve-West Campus
    22730 Fairview Center Drive
    Fairview Park, Ohio 44126
    Tuesday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

May Events

  • Mother's Day Tea Event-For Women Who Have Had A Miscarriage Or Neonatal Loss
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 : 11:00 AM
    On Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., Cornerstone of Hope and Forever My Baby You'll Be will host a special tea and brunch for mothers who have lost a child to miscarriage or neonatal loss. To register for yourself and one female guest, please visit https://form.jotform.com/70725112432142, or call 216-524-4673. RSVP must be received by Saturday, April 27, 2019. This event is $20 to attend.

    Forever My Baby You'll be is a program of Cornerstone of Hope and offers comfort and hope to grieving families and couples who have lost an infant by providing information, guidance and support following such a devastating loss.

    Held at: Cornerstone of Hope
    5905 Brecksville Road
    Independence, Ohio 44131
  • Healing Arts Workshops: Memories of Us
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 : 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Memories of Us

    Healing Arts Workshops provide grieving people with a creative outlet for their grief and are open to the community. No art experience is necessary. Please call Mollie Borgione at 216-486-6544 or email her at [email protected] to register no later than four days in advance of the workshop date. Suggested $5 donation for supplies.

    Remember catching fireflies in a jar as a kid? It may be one of the memories you have of your loved one. In this workshop, participants will decorate a jar and write down those memories on colored strips of paper to fill the jar. A string of LED lights will add a glow of warmth to your jar of memories.

    Hospice of the Western Reserve, West Campus
    22730 Fairview Center Drive
    Fairview Park, Ohio 44126
    Tuesday, May 7, 6:30-8:30 pm

June Events

  • Camp Cornerstone
    Monday, June 10, 2019 : 8:00 AM to Friday, June 14, 2019 : 8:00 PM
    Camp Cornerstone | June 10-14, 2019 | 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.

    Cornerstone of Hope offers four summer bereavement camps for grieving children and teens who are looking to meet others who have experienced a similar loss. During the camps they will participate in age appropriate grief activities led by professionals and also have the chance to go on field trips, play fun high-energy games and experience challenging activities. All camps are free of charge! Cornerstone of Hope provides breakfast, lunch, and snacks at our day camps. At our over night camps we provide all three meals as well as snacks and drinks through out the weekend.
  • Healing Arts Workshops-Art For Relaxation: Painting on Velour
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 : 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Art For Relaxation: Painting on Velour

    Healing Arts Workshops provide grieving people with a creative outlet for their grief and are open to the community. No art experience is necessary. Please call Mollie Borgione at 216-486-6544 or email her at [email protected] to register no later than four days in advance of workshop date. Suggested $5 donation for supplies.

    Does a certain flower, tree, animal or landscape bring you comfort and peace? Participants will bring their own image or choose one and use soft pastels to "paint" a picture on velour paper. The velour surface holds the color so that the pastel dust is kept to a minimum.

    Hospice of the Western Reserve, West Campus
    22730 Fairview Center Drive
    Fairview Park, Ohio 44126
    Tuesday, June 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Memorial Butterfly Release
    Saturday, June 22, 2019 : 10:00 AM
    Memorial Butterfly Release, Saturday, June 22, 2019, 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 Monday, June 10, 2019. Online reservation is available through our website at https://form.jotform.com/50834609276158.
    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 22, 2019
    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. To register online use https://form.jotform.com/50834609276158
    Butterfly orders may be called, mailed or emailed to the Cornerstone no later than Wednesday, June 10, 2019.
    Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.
    Additional parking and shuttle service available at the AAA parking lot.
  • Together We Can: Riding Through Grief-The Healing Power of Horses
    Monday, June 24, 2019 : 9:00 AM to Friday, June 28, 2019 : 12:00 PM
    Together We Can: Riding Through Grief-The Healing Power of Horses

    This day camp is offered in collaboration with Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center and is for children 8-12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Through fun horseback riding lessons and un-mounted activities with horses, they will explore grief issues. The camp is facilitated by trained professionals who work with grieving children.
    June 24-28, 2019
    9:00 am-Noon
    Fieldstone Farm, 16497 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
    Fee: $75.00 per camper (scholarships are available)

    For information or an application, please call 216-486-6838.

    Please register by May 31

July Events

  • Camp Erin
    Friday, July 19, 2019 : 8:00 AM to Sunday, July 21, 2019 : 8:00 AM
    Camp Erin: July 19-21, 2019
    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.

August Events

  • Together We Can Grief Camps-Red Oak Camp, 3 Day
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 : 9:00 AM to Thursday, August 8, 2019 : 3:00 PM
    A three day camp for grieving children ages 6-13 who have experienced the death of a loved one; August 6-8, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Red Oak Camp in Kirtland. Please register by July 8. 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.

November Events

  • Children's Grief Awareness Day
    Thursday, November 21, 2019 : 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 21, 2019. Please call 216-524-4673 or visit www.cornerstoneofhope.org.
  • International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
    Saturday, November 23, 2019 : 12:00 AM
    International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is Saturday, November 23, 2019. 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 23, 2019 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 23, 2019.
    For more information about International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, visit www.afsp.org/SurvivorDay