events

GriefKnits grief support group

October 14, 2021

The GriefKnits Support Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Drew’s Hope Grief Center, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, PA.  Knitting has shown positive mental health benefits for grievers. Come and meet others who are grieving the death of a loved one and learn to knit or bring another craft project to work on.  If you’re a griever who already knows how to knit/crochet, bring your current project and gather with us for conversation and fellowship. If you don’t have arts/crafts materials, we have lots of supplies you can use.  We provide the knitting supplies for our new knitters too.  *Due to Covid restrictions, RSVPs are necessary to attend this group (email us at [email protected]).  Properly worn masks are requested when not eating/drinking, unless a medical condition prevents you from doing so. We will try to socially distance as much as possible within our facility to maintain safety for group participants.

The Perfect Blend: Coffee, Crafting & Conversation

October 20, 2021

The Perfect Blend: Coffee, Crafting & Conversation is a unique grief support group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one (recent loss or years ago). The group meets every Wed. morning from 10 a.m. – noon at our Drew’s Hope Grief Center, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, PA.  Participants bring their own craft projects (or use our supplies) and while they craft, they talk about grief or everything but grief. It’s a unique way to connect with fellow grievers in a positive, healing way. We are seeking to create relationships that extend beyond the group in order to support and sustain us at difficult times in our grief journey. For more information, contact the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or [email protected]  *RSVPs are requested when attending this group so we know how many chairs to set up.  We ask that vaccinated and non-vaccinated participants wear properly worn masks in our facility, unless a medical condition prevents you from doing so.

Healing Together Grief Support Group

October 21, 2021

The Healing Together Support Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Drew’s Hope Grief Center, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, PA.  This education/discussion-based group is for any adults who are grieving the death of a loved one.  *Due to Covid restrictions, RSVPs are requested when attending this group so we know how many chairs to set up (email us at [email protected]).  We request that vaccinated and non-vaccinated participants wear masks in our facility, unless a medical condition prevents you from doing so.

Bereaved Parents Support Group

October 28, 2021

The Bereaved Parents Support Group meets the 4th Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. for parents/guardians who are grieving the death of a child of any age -infant through adult.  This group meets at the Drew’s Hope Grief Center, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, PA.  RSVPs are requested when attending this group so we know how many chairs to set up (email us at [email protected]).  Properly worn masks are requested for vaccinated and non-vaccinated participants, unless a medical condition prevents you from doing so.

Bereaved Spouse Support Group

November 4, 2021

The grief journey is very difficult, but having the support and encouragement of other grievers who “get it” can help.  Please join us at this new group for widows and widowers of any age.  If you have children, you are welcome to reserve a spot in our children’s activity group that will meet downstairs while the adult group meets upstairs.  We require registration for that since we need to have volunteers on hand to ensure child safety.  And if childcare is needed for infants/toddlers, we’d like to try to help with that too. Just let us know your needs.

As the group grows, we’ll explore dividing into more loss-specific groups like bereaved spouses with school-age children, older adult grievers, etc.  We’d like to explore a daytime option too.  But to get started, let’s plan to meet the 1st Thursday of Oct., Nov. & December to see what the needs of the group are and how best to serve you.  The group will be co-facilitated by a bereaved spouse.  RSVPs are requested to [email protected] or 717-532-8922.  Both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are asked to wear masks in our facility, when not actively eating or drinking.