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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! Now, every other Wednesday evening you can tune in to our Building Community Speaker Series via Zoom.  We have speakers with expertise in grief counseling, self-care, personal coaching and many other areas.  This speaker is then followed by one of our coaches or other volunteers to present financial, legal, and other practical topics to attendees. The hour-long call pulled many out of isolation and provided them a safe community in which they could relax, share, and learn. 

In addition, last fall we began offering enrichment classes. These virtual classes focus on various topics by savvy presenters who are true subject-matter experts. Most classes run six-weeks and there is usually a nominal charge for materials, printing, and mailing. Our enrichment classes continue 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 once in the winter and again in the fall. 

 

 

Enrichment Classes

Event Date Description
Legacy Planning: Are You Prepared for End-of-Life? (Spring Session)
  • April 26, 2021 6:00 pm
Presented by Chris Bentley All marriages end at some point, but the most successful marriages end with the death of a spouse.  Surviving spouses will tell you they knew it would happen someday, but they never planned for it to happen when it did.  Being prepared for the practical part of losing a spouse makes the grieving and transition easier for the (more…) Learn More
Consumer Protection: Fighting Fraud and loss by Being Informed (Spring Session)
  • May 2, 2021 6:30 pm

A 4 week class facilitated by Denice Gibson, MS.  Owner of Leg-Up Life Skills This course will teach you techniques and responses to decisions you make as a consumer.  The skills you learn will build your confidence and last a lifetime.  Wise Consumer includes the following skills.: Becoming a Critical Thinker Protection at Home Websites, (more…)

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Grief Explorations: A Six Week Grief Group (Spring Session)
  • May 13, 2021 7:00 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. Finally, (more…)

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Building Community Speaker Series

Event Date Description
Building Community Speaker Series
  • April 21, 2021 7:00 pm

Join your host, Liane Laurion, for a safe evening on zoom with widows and others to hear our guest speakers discuss some of the financial and emotional issues that face widows and widowers on a daily basis.  Sessions are held on Wednesday evenings and are free to join.  Sign up for one or more today. (more…)

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