Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One
Everyone deals with losing someone they love differently. Often times feelings of shock, disbelief, anger, guilt, and depression make the grieving process difficult. Finding support to help you through this time is important. Our friendly funeral home staff is here to assist you in the grieving process any way we can. Remember, caring for yourself is not selfish.
The period of recovery is different for every person. Your life has changed, and healing in your own way is important for the health of your mind, body, and spirit. It is normal for some days to feel better than others.
To help with the grieving process, we have many resources on coping with loss. You are welcome to stop by or to call the funeral home to request information on the options and resources available for coping with grief.
Chippewa Valley grief Support Groups
There are also ongoing local grief support groups that meet regularly at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls. The support groups are sponsored by the Chippewa County Grief Support Team, a group made up of local nurses, funeral directors, clergy, hospice workers, and other area professionals who are devoted to the health and well-being of our community members.
Meetings are held from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Join us at:
St. Joseph's Hospital
St. Clare Conference Room
Twice a year, the grief support facilitators hold a special six week long support group specifically for those who have lost their spouses. Please check back for more information on when those helpful courses will be held. View meeting times and meeting places of support groups in Chippewa Falls.
Discover the grief
support available to you.
Another beneficial grief resource in our area is the Healing Place in Eau Claire. Grief support meetings are held there as well. Visit the Healing Place website.
Grief Education Day
Grief Education Day is an opportunity for anyone who has lost someone to learn about different ways to handle their grief. This event, sponsored by the Chippewa County Grief Team, is held in November at a local venue. The grief team, grief facilitators, and area clergy members are on hand to answer questions or just to talk. Books, tapes, and literature are also available. The day starts with a grief expert, usually a nationally renowned speaker, who gives helpful insight into what a bereaved person may be experiencing and provides knowledge that confirms and acknowledges their feelings. Attendees leave the event feeling a sense of hope and normalcy.
17th Annual Grief Education Day
Surviving the Holidays
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:30 AM - Refreshments
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Program
Wissota Place Senior Living
2801 County Highway I
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Next to St. Joseph's Hospital
Free! No need to Register: Free materials & handouts available
When you are grieving a loved one's death, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Survivng the Holidays seminar helps participants discover:
- How to deal with emotions
- What to do about traditions
- Helpful tips for surviving social events
- How to find hope for the future
Please note this is a Christion-based program. However, all people who are mourning the loss of a loved one are welcome to attend and will likely gain some helpful techniques no matter what faith one identifies with or not.
Sponsored & funded by the Chippewa County Grief Guidance Team and Wissota Place Senior Center Living. For more information call 715-717-7581.
View the Grief Share event here.