Each year, Great River Hospice offers workshops targeted to specific types
of grief and loss.
Please call (319) 768-3350 for more information.
Hats My Mother Wore– A program for women whose mothers have passed away. This workshop is a time
for honoring and remembering mothers. The feelings associated with the
loss of a mother and strategies for coping with grief are discussed. Attendees
reminisce on the roles mothers play in their children’s lives during
this creative and thought-provoking presentation.
Reeling in Grief: A Workshop for Men- Combines life lessons and grief-coping strategies with the relaxation of
fishing. The workshop provides helpful information for living after a
loss and highlights the differences between the ways men and women grieve.
Table for One: A Workshop for Widows and Widowers- This workshop helps widows and widowers cope with the feelings and experiences
associated with the death of a spouse. Participants learn survival skills
to help them cope with the significant loss.
The Climb: A Workshop to Help Youth Overcome Loss- This program is for youth ages 8 to 15 who have experienced a loss that
has greatly affected their lives. Participants celebrate the lives of
their loved ones, connect with peers facing similar experiences, create
keepsakes in remembrance of their loved ones and conquer physical obstacles
- the rock-climbing tower at Great River Wellness Gym and an obstacle
course - while learning how to conquer emotional barriers.
Tear Soup- Based on the book "Tear Soup," the workshop provides a better
understanding of grief and many suggestions for working through grief
and helping others with their grief. Participants learn how to perform
the “art” of grieving and how to fill the void in life left
by a loved one’s death.
Turkey, Tinsel and Tears: Coping with Grief at the Holidays- Because events that once were anticipated with joy may become painful reminders
that loved ones are no longer here to celebrate, this workshop helps people
cope with loss during the holidays.