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Grief Support Programs

Nancy Weil
Director of Grief Support

Hope after Heartache: Tools for Living with Loss

A grief support group designed to provide you with the support you need and the tools to help you cope.

First and Third Monday of the month

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 157 Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga

First and third  Tuesday of the month

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Mount Olivet Cemetery Office, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore

Bereavement Lecture Series 
Open to the Public.  No Charge.

Kay Rich presenting



Natural Herbal Remedies

Tuesday, April 19  7:00 p.m.  Mount Olivet Cemetery
Paula Greene D'Amico, Owner of Blessings by Nature

Help heal your heart, lift your spirits, re-ignite energy and celebrate life through the use of dried plants and herbs. From herbal teas to poultices, learn how to use plants to feel better now.

Nutrition for Life
Tuesday, May 17  7:00 p.m.  Mount Olivet Cemetery
Shannon Traphagen, Associate Publisher of Buffalo Healthy Living & Food Writer

You don't just eat to live, you eat to feel healthy and nourish the mind, body and soul. Improve your eating habits with a few simple steps and counteract the desire for sugars and other unhealthy foods.

The Soul of Compassion
Monday, June 20  4:00 p.m.  St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Jesse Wicher, Founder of Holistic Arts Buffalo

During times of grief, the need for understanding yourself and others and acting with compassion is imperative. Realizing that everyone has a deep, shared desire for goodness, and that nobody wants to suffer, allows you to respond to life’s challenges with greater wisdom and kindness.

Fifth Tuesday Potluck Dinner

Our next potluck will be on May 31, 2016    6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Mount Olivet Cemetery
$8 to cover the cost of dinner - bring a dessert or drink to share
Reservations required, call Nancy at 873-6500

Carolyn Zimmermann leading drum circle

Drum4Health Drum Circle 
Tuesday, June 28  7:00 p.m.  Mount Olivet Cemetery

Drumming has been shown to be a great way to release pent up emotions from the pain of grief. Open to all ages. Facilitated by Carolyn Zimmermann

BOND – Bridging Out in New Directions

A social support group for those who are grieving. Take part in various activities with men and women who share similar thoughts and experiences.

From Comedy Clubs to movies to dinner, our spring schedule is now available. Call to request a list of upcoming events be mailed to you.

Public Presentations

Laughter in the Face of Tears
Thursday, June 23  6:30 p.m.  St. Adalbert Cemetery
Understand why when you feel like laughing the least, you need to the most. Laughter can elevate your mood, life your spirits and smooth life's challenges. Reservations required, call Nancy at 908-9154.

Laugh for No Reason Laughter Club
Thursday, May 19  6:30 p.m.  Mount Olivet Cemetery

Allow the healing benefits of therapeutic laughter to lift your spirits during this fun program. Exercises can be done seated or standing. Reservations required, call Nancy at 908-9154.

Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo has professional staff that is available to address your group free of charge. We have a variety of topics we regularly present from funeral and burial options to “Simply Live, Simply Love.” Please call if you need a speaker at your next community function or for additional topics available.