Education and Support Programs

Good Grief, Bad Grief: How Grief Changes Your Life

Grief is not an event that begins and ends. It becomes a part of your life. It is an active, ongoing process of turning your sadness into a meaningful life again. Both good grief and bad grief can make an impact on your life, sometimes without you realizing it. Sometimes family and friends “just don’t get it” when it comes to the emotional turmoil you might be going through. This is a journey you do not need to face alone. Join us for this six-week series to understand grief and learn coping skills as you move forward.
Tuesdays: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 7‚ 2020. No fee. 6:00 –7:30 p.m.
Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Medallion A room

Please register by emailing or calling 715-845-4159.
(Exact dates and location for group will be announced later based on recovery after a scheduled surgery)

Finding the Other Side of Sadness: Living a New Normal After Loss

This four-week series is a second step in understanding life after loss designed for those who have done some grief work and are ready to move forward. You may find that your old life doesn’t fit you anymore because you are a different person. In this series, participants will be challenged to understand the depth of their loss, engage in grief work, and build new identities. We provide an excellent opportunity for you to open this new chapter in your life by remembering the past and moving forward without regrets.

Tuesdays: May 19, 26, and June 2, 9, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. No fee.
Location to be announced.

23rd Understanding Grief Seminar

Invited Speaker: Janet McCord, PhD
Two seminars for the bereaved and caregivers. Everyone is welcome. CEUs available
Watch for program details or check the website.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:00—9:00 p.m.
Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda: Confronting Guilt and Shame—and Regret—in Bereavement.
A community program for grieving families.
Free admission. Registration is not required.

Friday, April 17, 2020 9:00–Noon
Devastating Losses: Understanding the Family Response to Suicide and
Addiction (Cost $50)
A comprehensive program for caregivers
and families to increase their knowledge
and perspective. (Cost $50)

Both programs will be held at:
Holiday Inn & Suites—Cedar Creek
1000 Imperial Avenue, Rothschild, WI

Download full 2020 Program Schedule

Most programs are free. All are open to the public. Programs are facilitated by Nan & Gary Zastrow, Certified Grief Educators. Wings has provided grief education since 1993. 715.845.4159 or visit us on Facebook.