Lakewood Experience Series: A Night of Grief Support for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this event! ​​

About this event

If you have suffered a loss and are experiencing grief or sadness as the holidays approach: understand that you are not alone. Though dealing with grief and loss is always challenging, processing this emotion around the holidays can be even more difficult. Join host Kelly Grosklags as she helps us explore and understand the grief we are feeling, honor it, and learn how we can heal.

At the end of the event, everyone will gather on Zoom to light a candle and say the name of someone they are missing, for a beautiful, shared experience.

Your Instructor​​

For over twenty-five years, Kelly Grosklags has helped patients, families, caregivers, and clinicians understand and cope with grief, loss, and traumatic illness through her work in palliative care, hospice, emergency rooms and her private psychotherapy practice. Kelly is a sought-after National public speaker, presenter, and social media blogger (Conversations with Kelly).

She published “A Comforted Heart: An oncology psychotherapist’s perspective on finding meaning and hope during grief and loss” in 2017. She was honored to keynote at several oncology and bereavement conferences across the nation. Kelly is Board Certified in Clinical Social Work and completed a Fellowship in Grief Counseling from the American Academy of Healthcare Professionals.

“Each time I present, I learn from the amazing audiences. Together we heal.”

What to Bring

  • Please bring a candle, and something to light it with, or an LED flameless candle

About the Lakewood Experience Series

This event is part of the Lakewood Experience Series, a collection of events and activities that are intended to encourage and support personal reflection and creative expression.

Virtual Experience

This event will take place over Zoom. An email will be sent to all participants prior to the online event which will include the materials needed for the experience, as well as the Zoom Link, and rules for entering the event.

If you do not have video capabilities, a phone number and instructions will be provided for you to call to attend the event with audio only.

Questions? Call the Lakewood events line at 612-540-5165 or email to

Lakewood Heritage Foundation

This event is free however we invite you to make a donation to the Lakewood Heritage Foundation. Donations to the Lakewood Heritage Foundation support educational programming and the preservation and restoration of Lakewood’s landscape, art, architecture and public spaces—for the benefit of all.

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