Please click on the 'Interest Request for Living On' button, provide your name and contact information, and we will reach out with next steps for joining the support group.
12 Week Support Group
Weekly Monday evenings
Beginning April 13th
The membership of this group is men and women who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner and are 18 to 30 months from their loss.
Often, after the initial stages of grief have passed, it can be hard to move on with your life and at the same time allow your relationship with your deceased partner/spouse to live on in your heart. It is not uncommon for widows and widowers to discover that they can feel stuck as time passes. They reach a point (often in the second year) in their grief, where they struggle to move back into a life that has meaning and purpose.
The Austin Center for Grief & Loss has developed a new support group to better meet the needs of this special time. Living On support group is designed for those who are struggling with how to look to the future and form a new identity that integrates this special kind of loss into their lives. It is appropriate for those who have been in an ongoing Bereaved Spouses/Partners group who would like a safe place to explore issues beyond the first 18 months of grief and/or feel ready to find ways to allow their lives to unfold.
Living On Support Group will focus on:
The group will provide a supportive environment to explore these issues through sharing and encouragement among group members, as well as activities and agendas that address the participants specific concerns.
The group is time limited for twelve sessions. The sessions will meet through video meetings with Zoom, using a secured password. The group will meet weekly on Monday evenings from 6:45 - 8:00 pm. The dates of the group meetings are as follows:
April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25 (No group memorial day), June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13
Please click on the 'Interest Request for Living On' button above, provide your name and contact information, and we will reach out with next steps for joining the support group.