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If you are widowed or lost your partner and are looking for a grief support group for the widowed, run by the widowed, this is the place (we will use the term "widowed" to mean anyone who has lost their spouse or partner). In 2010 this group formed the very first peer-to-peer support group for the widowed community in the Phoenix area.

The widowed-to-widowed grief support group is a peer-to-peer grief support group facilitated by the widowed. The purpose of these groups is to provide a support system for the widowed, a place to listen to the experiences and stories of others that have also lost a spouse. This is a place to meet new people and build new friendships with those who know what you are going through. These groups are not primarily designed as social groups, but socializing certain does and can happen during or outside of the meetings.

The ground rules for these groups are as follows:

We are religiously neutral. Members have various beliefs and we respect those beliefs. What is common among all members, though, is the death of a spouse or partner.

What is said during the group meeting stays in the group meeting.

Only one person has the floor at a time. If you wish to say something, raise your hand or get the attention of the person currently speaking or the facilitator.

This is a support group. We don't diagnose problems and we don't provide advice. We provide support to each other.

While RSVPing to attend a meeting helps us manage attendance, it is not required. We understand you are apprehensive about attending and you're not quite sure what to expect. Because of this, you may notice that the RSVP numbers can be low during some meetings. This only means that some or many members attending the meetings aren't RSVPing, but still attend! So, give it a shot. Attend a meeting and you will come to appreciate listening to and talking with others who have also lost a spouse or partner.

To join our group, we require answers to three questions. This is for the safety of all members. Only those who are widowed and in need of support are allowed to join. If you are not widowed or have the wrong intentions, your membership to this group will not be approved. If you join under false pretenses and are found out, your membership will be terminated. Thank you for understanding.

Upcoming events (4+)

Sun City - Widowed-to-Widowed Grief Support Group

12420 N 103rd Ave

One of our members has taken it upon themselves to organize a meeting location on the West Side! The meeting is designed to get surviving spouses together for support and the opportunity to learn about the journey each person is taking through this New Normal. Format is not set but the hope is it will follow the Tempe format. RSVPs are recommended so we know how many to expect. Meetings are expected weekly on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm. As new information becomes available, I'll update the Event description and calendar. Also be sure to check our sister Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/409593492516109 where additional details and conversations regarding this meeting should be available. Meeting is held in the Sun City Room. We are also in need of facilitators for this meeting. Kathy Haywood is a good contact if you are willing to facilitate or have additional questions.

Tempe: Widowed-to-Widowed Grief Support Group

Pyle Adult Recreation Center

Location change! We are back at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center (SW corner of Southern and Rural, next to Tempe Library)!

Our grief support group provides a way for you to talk to other surviving spouses about your experience and their experience. It's a support group, not a dating group. It's a safe place to hang out, talk or not, and understand that what you are going through is unique to you but realize that many others have also experienced the loss of a spouse or partner.

Sun City - Widowed-to-Widowed Grief Support Group

12420 N 103rd Ave

One of our members has taken it upon themselves to organize a meeting location on the West Side! The meeting is designed to get surviving spouses together for support and the opportunity to learn about the journey each person is taking through this New Normal. Format is not set but the hope is it will follow the Tempe format. RSVPs are recommended so we know how many to expect. Meetings are expected weekly on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm. As new information becomes available, I'll update the Event description and calendar. Also be sure to check our sister Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/409593492516109 where additional details and conversations regarding this meeting should be available. Meeting is held in the Sun City Room. We are also in need of facilitators for this meeting. Kathy Haywood is a good contact if you are willing to facilitate or have additional questions.

Tempe: Widowed-to-Widowed Grief Support Group

Pyle Adult Recreation Center

Location change! We are back at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center (SW corner of Southern and Rural, next to Tempe Library)!

Our grief support group provides a way for you to talk to other surviving spouses about your experience and their experience. It's a support group, not a dating group. It's a safe place to hang out, talk or not, and understand that what you are going through is unique to you but realize that many others have also experienced the loss of a spouse or partner.

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Tempe: Widowed-to-Widowed Grief Support Group

Pyle Adult Recreation Center

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