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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 

Finding Your New Normal: Living Day by Day
Tuesday, June 16
7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Mount Olivet Cemetery

As the grief journey persists, we are often times challenged by returning to the norm that doesn't feel so normal any more.  How is it possible to live a new version of a life you miss so deeply, without the significance of your loved one's presence? We will discuss a variety of coping strategies that can support your process in finding the new normal, as well as deal with the emotional suffering that sometimes traps us. Presenter Michelle Marabella, LMHC, is a grief therapist in private practice and worked at Hospice Buffalo for over 18 years.

Kay Rich presenting Heavenly Hearts Choir
Mount Olivet Cemetery
4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore
Monthly at 5:30 p.m.
Singing lifts us to a place where we feel better. Call for information on how you can join this wonderful group. 

Fifth Tuesday Potluck Dinner
Tues. June 30
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Mount Olivet Cemetery4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore
$8 to cover the cost of dinner – bring a dessert or drink to share
Reservations required:  873-6500

Carolyn Zimmermann leading drum circleDrum4Health Drum Circle 
Please call for date of next program.

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.

Niagara Falls Day Trip
Sunday, July 26
Meet at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery for carpool to Niagara Falls

Enjoy a ride on the Maid of the Mist ($17) followed by a late lunch at Seneca Niagara Casino buffet ($17)  RSVP by July 20 to 873-6500

Buffalo Highlights by Bus: Historic Treasures
Saturday, August 8
Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery to carpool to starting location
$25 for tour with lunch to follow (pay on your own)

Come on an Explore Buffalo historic tour to Buffalo's historic and architectural landmarks. 

Next Step Dinner Club
Held monthly at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, call Nancy Weil, Director of Grief Support, at 716-873-6500

Public Presentations

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.