The Journey

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

– Helen Keller

Community is Empowering

Grief can leave us feeling helpless and confused.

We often have responsibilities and worries that we didn’t expect and need to rise to the occasion in dealing with an overwhelming number of challenges.

At Widowed Friends we, along with members, share our experience and knowledge to help provide support to one another.

Feeling a sense of belonging and understanding helps ease the path in dealing with the emotional and physical challenges and helps build your reserves of strength and resilience to handle each successive issue as it comes along.

Once we have knowledge and understanding, it is easier to deal with problems and feelings and helps build your reserves of strength and resilience to handle each successive issue as it comes along.

Rebuild

Rebuilding our lives after loss takes time and patience.

We know how hard this is and sometimes it helps to have some guidance and insight along the way.

Widowed Friends has assembled a variety of helpful resources to assist you on the road ahead no matter what stage of your journey.

 

Connect

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.  

Every Month:

Virtual Friends:

  • Weekly Social Hours
  • Bingo 
  • Weekly grief & loss group
  • Guest speakers
  • Book Club
  • Travel Club  

 In person: (Greater Toronto Area) 

  • Post Covid – restaurant visits throughout Halton, pot-luck dinners
  • Outdoor Club – Coffee in the Park, Walking Group
  • Meet up for “Dinner Out with Friends” 
  • Special events – Day trips, Christmas Gala and Annual Anniversary celebration

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    What Our Members Say…

    • "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.
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