Why Join Widowed Friends?
Who is this community for?
Widowed Friends is a social group for people who share a common experience in the loss of a spouse. It is not a grief support group, but provides opportunities to reconnect socially with people in the widowed/widower community following spousal loss.
Benefits of enrollment include:
Alleviating depression associated with grief.
The pain of loss can feel overwhelming, but there are healthy ways to cope with your grief and learn to heal.
Opportunities to attend a wide variety of activities.
Attend dinners and social events in a comfortable, supportive group setting. (Currently on hold due to COVID)
Support from group members who share a common experience.
Meet new people and start new friendships with group members that have experienced the loss of a spouse.
Multiple optional weekly events to choose from.
We host weekly events for people in the widowed/widower community to reconnect socially. (Currently on hold due to COVID).
Access to a private Facebook group.
Connect with us online! As a member of Widowed Friends, you’ll be given access to a private Facebook group.
“I think it’s fair to say that Widowed Friends saved my life. My husband died of a particularly aggressive cancer last winter. The shock and tragedy of it shook all the joy out of me. I was so very lonely… Widowed Friends threw me a lifeline when I was drowning.” – Melodie S.
“Since joining Widowed Friends of Halton, my loneliness and sadness, as a result of my wife’s death, have decreased. This personal change, is due to the warm interactions, offered to me, from the many widows and widowers I meet, at the socials. Thanks to everyone for your sincere caring.” – Don D.
“Being widowed, lonely, then moving to Oakville and only knowing my son and his family, Widowed Friends of Halton has been a godsend to me.
With this group I met lovely new friends and this group opened up for me a wonderful new life with lots of social activities.” – Margaret B.