Connect with Others

Providing members with social opportunities is part of Widowed Friends mission to help  rebuild our new lives. 


Providing members with social opportunities is part of Widowed Friends mission.  Coming together for a group dinner, bowling, virtual bingo games, organized outdoor walks or just chatting via Zoom, connecting with others who truly understand loss helps widowed people find healing and hope.  There are many virtual and in-person events each month.  Registration is easy using an easy event registration system on the member portal.

Every Month:

On Zoom:
  • 3 group calls per week (often more than 3)
  • bingo zoom
  • weekly Grief & Loss group
  • 2 guest speakers per month
  • Book Club
  • Travel Club  
 In person: 
  • Post Covid – restaurant visits throughout Halton, pot-luck dinners
  • Bowling 
  • Special events including day trips and Christmas and Anniversary galas

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    What Our Members Say…

    • Thank you all for kind thoughts and support. It brings me comfort knowing there is a supportive group of people who share similar interests and concerns. I'm glad I'm part of this wonderful group!
    • "Joining Widowed Friends Zoom meetings is like walking into your living room and finding all your friends there!  It's been wonderful to have so many Zoom meetings each week to connect with others and feel a part of a larger community. "
    • Margaret H.
      I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that works so hard in the group for providing this network for people like myself and others.
      Margaret H.
    • Jill B
      I have never joined a group like this and was hesitant at first. I was welcomed and felt a sense of belonging and a real connection.
      Jill B
    • Alex S
      I felt alone and isolated due to Covid until I joined Widowed Friends. I quickly made friends and found others with something in common. They get it. I value the time, effort and support from the group. It’s a life saver.
      Alex S
    • Barb L
      Widowed Friends has helped ease my new journey into widowed life since we are all of like minds. It has helped make my life more meaningful.
      Barb L
    • Mark A.
      I can’t come close to expressing my gratitude and love for our Widowed Friends group.
      Mark A.
    • Margaret B.
      Being widowed, lonely, then moving to Oakville and only knowing my son and his family, Widowed Friends 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.
    • Don D.
      Since joining Widowed Friends, 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.
    • Melodie S.
      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.