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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.

August Events

  • Griefshare-Christ Church-Columbia Station
    Monday, August 26, 2019 : 10:00 AM to Monday, November 11, 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. Session 1 Mon, Aug 19, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 2 Mon, Aug 26, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 3 Mon, Sep 02, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 4 Mon, Sep 09, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 5 Mon, Sep 16, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 6 Mon, Sep 23, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 7 Mon, Sep 30, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 8 Mon, Oct 07, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 9 Mon, Oct 14, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 10 Mon, Oct 21, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 11 Mon, Oct 28, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 12 Mon, Nov 04, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 13 Mon, Nov 11, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Meeting Room 101
    Fee: $17.00 (Include Workbook)

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

  • GriefShare-Fields United Methodist Church
    Monday, August 26, 2019 : 6:30 PM to Monday, October 28, 2019 : 8:30 PM
    GriefShare at Fields United Methodist Church, North Ridgeville
    13 Weekly Sessions Beginning August 5, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm
    Registration Fee: $15.00 (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 Mon, Aug 05, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 2 Mon, Aug 12, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 3 Mon, Aug 19, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 4 Mon, Aug 26, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 6 Mon, Sep 09, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 7 Mon, Sep 16, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 8 Mon, Sep 23, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 9 Mon, Sep 30, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 10 Mon, Oct 07, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 11 Mon, Oct 14, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 12 Mon, Oct 21, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Session 13 Mon, Oct 28, 2019 6:30 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.

  • Understanding Grief: When A Child Dies
    Monday, August 26, 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.

September Events

  • Joel's Place for Children-Children's Support Groups
    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 : 6:30 PM to Tuesday, December 3, 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:

    September 10 & 24

    October 8 & 22

    November 5 & 19

    December 3



    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.

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  • Joel's Place for Children-Adult Support Group
    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 : 6:30 PM to Tuesday, December 3, 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:
    September 10 & 24
    October 8 & 22
    November 5 & 19

    December 3



    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]

  • Catholic Cemeteries Grief Support Program
    Sunday, September 15, 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
  • F.L.I.G.H.T.: Families Living In Grief And Healing Together
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 : 6:00 PM to Tuesday, November 5, 2019 : 8:00 PM
    Tuesday Evenings, June 25-August 20, 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
  • Healing Arts Workshops-Autumn Leaves
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 : 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    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.

    Autumn Leaves. Did your loved one have a favorite tree? Did you take walks together in the fall crunching through the leaves? Using the shapes of real leaves , participants will create autumn leaves out of paper clay and paint them with watercolors.

    Hospice of the Western Reserve-West Campus
    22730 Fairview Center Drive
    Fairview Park, Ohio 44126

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Perinatal & Infant Loss
    Saturday, September 21, 2019 : 9:00 AM to Saturday, November 16, 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


October Events

  • Stepping Stones: Cornerstone’s First Step to Grief Recovery
    Monday, October 14, 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

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