Grief and Loss Support

Suffering the death of a loved one may be one of the most disorienting and difficult experiences we face. The struggle with grief can be lonely and we’d like to help. North Memorial offers seminars and support groups for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. There is no cost to participate unless otherwise specified, but registration is required. Most groups meet at our Terrace Mall office, near the North Memorial Outpatient Center. Our address is 3500 France Ave. N. Suite 102/103 in Robbinsdale, MN.

To learn more, email jeffrey.hupf@northmemorial.com or call 763-581-9590.

Support Groups

Participants should be at least two months beyond the death of their loved one. If you need support sooner, please call us to discuss individual meetings or other sources of support.

Each group consists of eight weekly meetings for education and support. New groups form quarterly.

Our next support groups will meet Mondays from September 22nd – November 10th 2014. See times and locations below.  Registration closes one week prior to the start of a group.

  • Friends and Family Grief Support Group
    This group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at our Terrace Mall office (see the address above). Click here to register online, or call 763-581-9590.

  • Spouse Grief Support Group
    The morning group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon and the evening group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Both groups meet at our Terrace Mall office (see address above). Click here to register online or call 763-581-9590.

Mindful Grieving
This is an 8-week support group where you will learn the basics of mindfulness, including Meditation and Self-Compassion. Participants will learn how to experience their grief with a sense of being open and present while also accessing their natural abilities to heal. (Mindfulness is based on practices found in many spiritual traditions and currently taught in community health and education centers around the world.) Meetings are held at our Terrace Mall office.  Click here to register online, or call 763-581-9590.

Yoga for Grief
Let go deeply, open your heart, shed layers, relax, heal, and rejuvenate through gentle stretching and creative movement. Alexandra, RN, BSN, Reiki Master, and Yoga Teacher will guide you through an hour yoga session consisting of gentle postures, healing mudras, mantras, music, mindful awareness, and deep relaxation. Alexandra’s Yoga for Grief is deeply healing and rejuvenating. Embrace self-care this fall and register for a 4 week Yoga for Grief series with Alexandra.

Click Here to Register or call 763-581-9590
Fee: $55 for 4 weeks
Time: 6-7 pm.
Day: Wednesdays beginning October 22nd

Men's Coffee
For North Memorial Hospice families, widowers, and friends.  Meets once per month at Birdtown Cafe in Robbinsdale for camaraderie, coffee, and conversation. Call us and we will save you a seat: 763-581-9590

1st Thursday of the Month
9-10AM
Birdtown Cafe
4135 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Transition Support Groups
For those who have graduated from one of our eight-week Grief Support Groups, we offer two Transition Support Groups - one is specific to Spouse/Significant Other Loss. Groups meet at our Terrace Mall office and registration is open twice per year. Groups meet once per month for six months.

2014-2015 Schedule
September - February
March - August

Click Here or call 763-581-9590 to register for the
Spouse Loss Transition Group. Meets 2nd Thursday of the Month at 6PM.

Click Here or call 763-581-9590 to register for the
General Transition Group. Meets the 2nd Monday of the Month at 10:30AM.

Loss Programs

  • Seminar: Understanding Grief
    Offered the first Wednesday of each month at our Terrace Mall office. Click here to register online or call 763-581-9590.
  • Seminar: Coping with Grief During the Holidays
    Offered at 10:30AM and 6PM on November 18th and December 8th 2014.  Each seminar presents the same material. Please choose one. Click here or call 763-581-9590 to register.

Individual and Family Grief Counseling

A more individualized approach to your grief process might be indicated if any of the following are true.

  • You prefer a one-to-one setting instead of large or small groups.
  • A trauma or tragedy occurred.
  • You are alone or isolated.
  • You have a history of depression or other mental health issues.

Call for more information about one-to-one grief counseling: 763-581-9590.

This service is provided by:

Home & Community Services

Home & Community Services

3500 France Ave. N.
Suite 101
Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Get Directions 763-581-9340