Loss of a Spouse is Ranked #1 Stressor
-according to the Holmes & Rahe stress scale
- Death of a Spouse- 100
- Divorce- 73
- Marital Separation- 65
One of the most stressful events a person can go through in their lives is the loss of a spouse. Life is completely transformed, and nothing is the same. Grief can be a long process and we are honored to be able to come alongside widows and widowers and be a help in their unique, individual journey. We partner with widows in the following two ways:
Being involved in strong, empathetic community is an important part of the journey of grief. We offer bi-weekly local community groups for widows to gather for support and encouragement in a safe, friendly setting.
A few times a year, we gather with widows from all over the area to discuss issues pertaining to widowhood including home skills, emotional and physical health, and the importance of community. It’s a great resource for widows to connect with others and learn skills for a new phase in life.