Grief Support Calendar

Experiencing the death of a loved one is one of the most difficult things we face in life. Even if you feel loved by friends and family or supported by a faith community, there may be a time you simply need someone else to listen to the story of your loved one, or you may be in need of resources regarding the many aspects of grief. Boulger Funeral Home is available to assist you through our grief support coordinators.

Ann Jacobson and Sonja Kjar are Boulger Funeral Home’s Grief Support Coordinators. They have years of experience walking with people on the journey of life, through the valley of the shadow of death, and through the joys and sorrows that are a part of living in this world.

As Grief Support Coordinators, Ann and Sonja are willing to meet one on one, or via zoom or phone call if you are interested in more immediate conversation. 

Ann or Sonja they can be reached at GriefSupport@boulgerfuneralhome.com or call Boulger Funeral Home at 701-237-6441.

Good Grief

Good Grief is our NEW GRIEF GROUP for people who are dealing with a more recent death; meaning a loss that has happened within the last few years, or if you have not taken our 5 week class yet.

This group will meet the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 PM.

Upcoming dates for 2024: June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3.

Please contact our grief support coordinators with any questions. 701-237-6441, griefsupport@boulgerfuneralhome.com

When Mourning Dawns

When Mourning Dawns is our five-week class that meets with our grief support coordinators, using a video series and the seasons of the year to help us learn about grief and loss. You will receive a book and some other resources too.  Please call or email to register for these classes with your name, your loved one’s name and your contact information so we can plan accordingly.

Our next 5-week class will be August 20th – September 17th 2024 from 6:00- 7:30 pm

Please call or email to register. 701-237-6441, griefsupport@boulgerfuneralhome.com

Living With Grief

Living With Grief is offered monthly at a NEW TIME 5:30-6:30 the first Tuesday of each month. This group is intended for people who have already taken our 5 week class “When Mourning Dawns” and have been in longer grief.

Upcoming dates for 2024: June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3.

Please call Ann or Sonja, our grief support coordinators with questions.

email: griefsupport@boulgerfuneralhome.com

 

Yoga-Based Grief Support

Led by Kayla Dolyniuk

Meeting at Boulger Funeral Home on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

Upcoming dates: June 26, July 24, August 28. at 11:30 am or 5:30 pm

Please call or email griefsupport@Boulgerfuneralhome.com or call 701-237-6441 with inquires and to let us know you if you plan on attending.

Additional Grief Resources

Here are some resources that you might find useful.  Books, podcasts, websites and resource sheets that will hopefully shine a light on some of what you may be experiencing in your grief. Please contact Ann or Sonja at Boulger for more information about these or other resources.
We have many books that are available for sale or to borrow from us at Boulger Funeral Home, as well.

 

The following are websites we recommend:

Alan Wolfelt  Home – Center for Loss & Life Transition

Megan Devine Refuge in Grief: Grief Support That Doesn’t Suck – Megan Devine

What’s your Grief – A Grief Website for the Rest of Us

After a Death, the Holidays are a Secondary Loss

Widowed Parent Institute

 

Websites pertaining to pregnancy loss and infant loss:

Addie’s Angels

Haven

Through the Heart

 

Websites pertaining to grieving a death by suicide:

Eric’s House – a community for healing after addiction, suicide or sudden loss.  www.ericshouse.org

https://afsp.org/

https://www.theleftoverpieces.com/

 

The following are books that can be read a bit at a time because during early grief it is difficult to concentrate on longer passages.  

Grief One Day at A Time by Alan Wolfelt 

Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief by Tom Zuba

Healing After Loss by Martha Whitmore

For those who are looking for longer reads: 

It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine

FatherLoss by Neil Chethik  (How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths of Their Dads)

 

Some Podcasts We Recommend:

Riding the Waves of Grief with Julie Cluff is a nice podcast that reminds us that grief is with us always, even as the intensity may lessen with attention and time.   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/build-a-life-after-loss-podcast/id1441463417?i=1000584006985

Suicide loss: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-leftover-pieces-suicide-loss-conversations/id1541551708?i=1000499836363

It’s Time to Retire the Stages of Grief with Megan Devine:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/its-ok-that-youre-not-ok-with-megan-devine/id1595914505?i=1000634599048

A podcast about teens from the Dougy Center:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grief-out-loud/id963387015?i=1000419319374

An episode about Not Pathologizing Grief with Dr. Donna Schuurman and the Dougy Center: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grief-out-loud/id963387015?i=1000643874527

 

Printable/readable resources: 

Alan Wolfelt’s Grief and Mourning Basics:  https://www.centerforloss.com/grief/grief-mourning-basics/

Grief Feelings: https://www.centerforloss.com/grief/im-seeking-help/

What the Newly Bereaved Should Know: https://whatsyourgrief.com/what-the-newly-bereaved-should-know/

Guilt and Grief: https://whatsyourgrief.com/guilt-and-grief-2/

Lunch and Learn Events

Interested in learning about how to ensure your wishes are followed? Would you like to shield your assets and protect your family from making difficult choices without you?
We make it easy to start the conversation and offer free lunch events for people who are interested in learning more about planning in advance. Upcoming dates will be posted when available. Please contact us to learn more.

Learn More About Community Events

You and your family are invited to attend our annual events, ongoing supportgroups, grief classes and more. We encourage you to view the calendar to findout about the next event we are sponsoring or conducting.

Accessibility Tools
hide