Patient & Family Events

Virtual group – April 14 Living with Grief: Grandparent/Aunt/Uncle program

The Living with Grief Grandparent/Aunt/Uncle Program has changed to a digital format. The virtual group will be held the second Thursday of each month.

Grieving grandparents and other adult extended family members can contact Bereavement Services at [email protected] or 612-813-7216 to learn more about attending this virtual group, or to sign-up to receive a monthly email which includes resources for exploring various grief topics on your own at home. Please also reach out if you would like individual support in connecting with other grief resources.


Offering grieving grandparents and close extended family support
Groups are held the second Thursday of each month
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 14 topic: Things I Have Learned Through Loss

The death of a child impacts an entire family. This special program is designed to recognize and support the unique grief experienced by grandparents and other close adult extended family members when a child dies.

Each session of this program will cover a pre-selected topic, with time for open discussion. Grandparents, aunts and uncles will have the option to share their family’s story, along with feelings, thoughts and concerns. Participants will receive support for their own loss, as well as ideas of how they can be present to the grief of their family members.

The Living with Grief Grandparent/Aunt/Uncle Program serves grieving grandparents and close adult extended family, who have experienced the death of a grandchild or family member who died in “childhood” (preterm birth to approximately age 25).

This program is free of charge and open to all grandparents and adult extended family in the greater community — families do not have to have been cared for at Children’s Minnesota to participate. New participants are welcome.


Registration is required. Please contact Bereavement Services with questions or to register at 612-813-7216 or [email protected].

Event Date and Time

April 14, 2022, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Virtual group