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Grieving Life as We Know It

This is a day-long retreat for patients and their loved ones who are adapting to changes and challenges in their life due to a serious illness or a life-threatening diagnosis.

A long-term illness forces one to let go of the way things used to be and embrace the highs and lows along with the challenges and triumphs the disease offers. This retreat will explore ways to honor the grief and loss experienced while searching for wholeness.

Facilitated by social worker and professional bereavement counselor Melissa Minkley, MSW, CT.

Saturday, May 8, 2021
The cost of $55 includes $15 non-refundable deposit, handouts, and mid-day meal.

This retreat has been canceled.



Melissa Minkley, MSW, CT, is the co-founder of Healing Life’s Losses Grief Support Services and is a social worker with over 25 years of experience in psychosocial oncology and bereavement counseling. She  is the Executive Director of Healing Hearts of Waukesha County, a program supporting children and families impacted by loss. Melissa has companioned adults and children as individuals and in support group, workshops and retreat settings focusing on enhancing one’s holistic well-being. Her personal experience of loss has given Melissa insight into the impact grief has on individuals, families and friends.