Widowed Grief Support Groups

GROUP 1:   Wednesdays, October 5 - December 21, 2022 (12-1:30pm)

GROUP 2:   Wednesdays, January 4 - March 22, 2023 (12-1:30pm)

GROUP 3:   Wednesdays, April 5 - June 21, 2023 (6:30-8pm)

*LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE PER GROUP*

  • This is a free, peer-based grief support group for anyone who lost their spouse or partner

  • Whether your loss is recent or years ago

  • Connect with others who understand, cover new topics each week, laugh, cry, share, and learn helpful coping strategies

  • Facilitated by Andrea Row 

  • All meetings take place in Williamsville, NY

There are several local social groups for widowed people, but few that are secular and therapeutic in nature. While our group is therapeutic in nature, it is not a therapy group. This distinction is made so that members do not substitute this group for therapy services by a mental health professional. 

This support group is for anyone 18 and over grieving the death of the person you expected to spend the rest of your life with- whether your loss is recent or years ago. It is a safe place to be honest about your grief and its impact on your life. We will cover new and relevant topics each week, work through challenging themes, laugh, cry, share, incorporate journaling into the process, and learn healing self-care techniques. While there is no cure for grief, it is our hope that at the end of twelve weeks, you will leave with tools that can help you support yourself in healthy ways, and with the support of a caring community who understands. Please share this information with anyone you know could benefit from it. 

JoAnn Krieger, MSEd, LMHC, CASC-T is owner and operator of WNY Counseling & Stress Management in Williamsville, NY and may join in on our meetings from time to time. She is generously allowing us the use of her conference room.