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Classes and Events

“One thing that frustrated me as a new widow was that there were plenty of opportunities, it seemed, to sit around and share sad stories and pass around the Kleenex box.  But at a certain point, I wanted to be pointed forward- to be helped back on my feet and learn ways of coping with my “new normal.”  But that was hard to find!”

Liane Laurion, Director, Widow Services, widowed in 2017


Wings for Widows now fills that need to move forward—and the opportunity came as a result of Covid in 2020!

Starting this Fall, two Wednesday evenings a month, you can join ‘Arise – A Widows’ Forum’ via Zoom.  Our speakers have expertise in grief counseling, self-care, personal coaching; some are nationally known authors and directors.  The hour-long call provides a safe community in which to relax, learn, discuss, and Arise! 

Our virtual Enrichment Classes focus on various topics pertinent to widowhood. Savvy presenters who are true subject-matter experts present four-to-six-week classes. There is a nominal charge for materials, printing, and mailing. 

Our Arise Forum and our Enrichment Classes help to build a unique community of men and women in transition, but full of hope and confident that their future holds promise and fulfillment. Classes are normally offered 2-3 times per year. 



Enrichment Classes

Event Date Description
Grief Explorations: A Six Week Grief Group (Fall Session)
  • September 23, 2021 7:30 pm
  • September 30, 2021 7:30 pm
  • October 7, 2021 7:30 pm
  • October 14, 2021 7:30 pm
Facilitated by : Jenny Schroedel, MA Hospice Chaplain for Presbyterian Homes We’ll explore how grief impacts the whole person: mind, body & spirit — and what you can do to help yourself along the way. We’ll also discuss the difference between grief and depression and how to tell if you may need a therapist. As (more…) Sold Out
Discover Who You Are - Finding Meaning and Purpose After Loss (Fall Session)
  • September 28, 2021 7:30 pm
  • October 5, 2021 7:30 pm
  • October 12, 2021 7:30 pm
  • October 19, 2021 7:30 pm
  • October 26, 2021 7:30 pm

Facilitated by: Susie Schultz, Personal Life Coach Excelsior Park Associates  This seven-week virtual class will help you identify how you are wired and provide time for introspection and reflection.  As you participate in this course, the uniqueness and value of your own life will begin to surface. You will find renewed meaning and purpose; begin (more…)

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Exploring Skills for a Meaningful Career (Fall Session)
  • October 3, 2021 6:30 pm
  • October 10, 2021 6:30 pm
  • October 17, 2021 6:30 pm
  • October 24, 2021 6:30 pm
  • October 31, 2021 6:30 pm

Presented by Destinee DeCosta-Boubert After the loss of a spouse, one of many challenges may be returning to the workforce, finding a new direction and a new source of income.  Where do you begin?  How do you navigate the job market and job search technology?  How do you write a resume and interview for a (more…)

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Transform your Relationship with Investing (Fall Session)
  • October 9, 2021 10:00 am
  • October 16, 2021 10:00 am
  • October 23, 2021 10:00 am
  • October 30, 2021 10:00 am
  • November 6, 2021 10:00 am
  • November 13, 2021 10:00 am

Presented by Melissa Brennan, CFP®, financial planning veteran with ARS Private Wealth If you are a novice or are frustrated by a lack of confidence in your investment prowess, this is the class for you. In six weeks, you’ll get the encouragement, education, and real-life tools you need to change your experience with your investment (more…)

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The Stories We Leave Behind (Fall Session)
  • October 18, 2021 7:30 pm
  • October 25, 2021 7:30 pm
  • November 1, 2021 7:30 pm
  • November 8, 2021 7:30 pm
  • November 15, 2021 7:30 pm

Presented by Laura Gilbert  Based on the book, The Stories We Leave Behind, this 5-week workshop is a hands-on opportunity to create a personalized action plan to save legacy stories and reclaim your space – an even greater challenge when sorting through things left by a loved one. Each week we will tackle one aspect of the (more…)

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Arise – A Widows’ Forum (A Series of Virtual Speakers)

Event Date
Elana Zaiman presents: 'Deepen, Heal and Uplift the Relationships that Matter to You Most'
  • October 6, 2021 7:30 pm
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Kim Murray presents: 'Retrain Your Brain to Think Better Thoughts'
  • October 20, 2021 7:30 pm
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Camille Cole presents: 'Children and Grief'
  • November 3, 2021 7:30 pm
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Liane Laurion presents: 'Preparing for the Holidays (Widow's Panel facilitated by Liane Laurion)'
  • November 17, 2021 7:30 pm
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Karen Rohner presents: 'Setting Goals vs The Post-Holiday Blues'
  • December 1, 2021 7:30 pm
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Other Events

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