This group is for anyone who has lost their spouse/partner and wants to be with other people who "get it". (We do ask that all members are currently in a marriage/relationship, when their spouse/partner passes, meaning that if you were already divorced from your spouse - that is a different life situation and does not fit into how our group members feel who were currently living with their spouse when they passed.)
The group will meet in a restaurant regularly so we can have fun social time while getting to know each other and sharing our life experiences. We will have various different group activities too, giving us an opportunity to meet new people, make new friendships and enjoy life again. All of these activities will be fun and life affirming.
All members will be able to post any activity that members would like to do and join in on. I hope to have all members feel comfortable to post anything that they are doing and would like someone to do it with.. such as a movie, show , walk, etc... We can be there for each other... through the loneliness and through the fun times..
We are NOT a support group in that formal manner but we DO support each other by conversing and sharing our feelings and what we did in the same situation. We also are NOT a dating/singles group. We are a group that shares social activites together.
I visited another group that was an hour away and was inspired to start a group in this area. I felt the comradery between the members and saw how much fun they had being together.
My vision for this group is that we will gain friends who we can do things with, plan other activities for the group and combat the loneliness that comes from losing our spouse. I lost my husband a year and a half ago and understand completely how walking this path feels. Lets walk it together!