2019 Aftercare Workshops

The Aftercare Team strives to ensure that our donor and donor-in-spirit families, as well as the Maryland community, has access to grief resources and support. We offer educational and supportive grief workshops throughout the year, provide grief counseling, and maintain a website with a variety of grief resources throughout  Maryland: Community Grief Resources and Support: www.cgras.org

Are you ready to attend a workshop?

Ask yourself...

Do you feel you would benefit from peer support?

Are you comfortable hearing and sharing personal stories about loss? 

If you answered "yes", then a group may be beneficial to you. 

Please note that the workshop offered by The LLF are both educational and supportive in nature. While they provide a safe space for individuals to share certain experiences and feelings, if you are struggling with particularly difficult emotions and need help processing some of the more sensitive details of your loss, it is recommended that you schedule an individual counseling session prior to attending a workshop. If you have additional questions or are in need of grief support or resources, please reach out to a member of our Aftercare Team at griefsupport@thellf.org or 410.242.7000. 

Workshops held at The LLF office are handicap accessible. 

Please arrive up to 15 minutes early for events to get checked in. 

*Indicates a particular workshop is reserved for The LLF donor and donor-in-spirit families. 

The LLF office is located a short walk from the yellow line bus UMBC via Kaiser route (Kaiser Medical Center stop). For more information, please look at the MTA website.  


Where's my Casserole

Sunday, April 7, 2019 | 1-3 PM

The LLF Office, 1730 Twin Springs Rd. Suite 200, Baltimore MD, 21227

This grief workshop is for people who've lost someone in a way that has caused feelings of stigma, social discrimination, and/or personal guilt. In these instances, it is not uncommon to feel uncomfortable or unsafe talking about the cause of your loved one's death. If you are a griever that feels a lack of support from your friends, family, and/or community due to stigma surrounding substance use, suicide, homicide, HIV, accidents viewed as preventable, etc., we hope this workshop can provide a safe and supportive environment to learn about the unique nature of your grief and connect with others in a similar situation. 

This event is appropriate for ages 15+. 

Please click here to RSVP by April 3, 2019.

 

Grief 101

Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 1-3 PM

The LLF Office, 1730 Twin Springs Rd. Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21227

The workshop is an opportunity for anyone experiencing grief to learn the basics. Our goal is for people to understand what healthy grief looks like and be able to identify if and/or when more formal support or treatment is needed. This will be a space for people to share safely and to connect with others who've been through a similar experience. Whether it's a recent loss or you're several years out, this workshop is appropriate for anyone looking to gain more information on the subject. 

Children ages 5 and up may attend and participate in a separate activity with a focus on grief and loss. 

Please click here to RSVP by May 1, 2019. 

 

Utilizing Creative Arts in Grief

Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 1-3 PM 

The LLF Office, 1730 Twin Springs Rd. Suite 200, Baltimore MD 21227

Artful expression can be a therapeutic part of one's grief journey, as often times words cannot fully express what we are feeling. After the death of a loved one, many people experience loneliness and find themselves feeling isolated. Others may struggle to feel understood by those around them. Using music and art to remember, reflect, and bond, this workshop will explore creative arts in grief using interventions led by a board-certified music therapist. This workshop will encourage discussion, live music creation, art making, and integrate meditation to navigate grief and utilize coping strategies. 

*No musical or artistic ability/experience necessary to benefit from this workshop*

This event is appropriate for ages 15+.

Please click here to RSVP by May 1, 2019.

 

Returning to Normal

Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 1-3 PM

The LLF Office, 1730 Twin Springs Rd. Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21227

After a major loss, it feels like there is an expectation to get back into the normal swing of things. Whether it be home responsibilities, caregiving tasks, work and/or school demands, it may feel like they are more difficult to manage while grieving. Loss impacts our body, mind and behavior in profound ways and for varying amounts of time. 

We are offering two workshops to address the needs of adults and children who are looking to integrate a major loss into their life in a healthy way. 

Adult Workgroup: 

Adults (15+) may join us for an afternoon of educational and supportive discussion that will focus on understanding grief, common reactions, managing stress, communicating needs with others and exploring aspects of self-care. 

Children Workgroup:

Children and teens (ages 5-15) may join us for an afternoon of creativity and exploration. We will focus on addressing potential road blocks to returning to school and daily routines after the death of a loved one. We will provide hands-on coping skills and tools for your grief toolbox to help through this challenging time. 

Light snacks and drinks will be provided. 

Please click here to RSVP by August 7,2019. 

Writing to Your Loved One's Recipients

Sunday, October 13, 2019 | 1-3 PM

The LLF Office, 1730 Twin Springs Rd. Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21227

Deciding to write your loved ones recipients is a personal and often times emotional decision. Many people have questions about what to say, when the right time is, if recipients are ready to hear from donor families, and how the process works. If reaching out to your loved one's recipients is something you've been considering doing, please consider joining us for this workshop. We will explain the process, have a Q&A session, and provide time and supplies to work on your letter if you wish to complete one. 

Please click here to RSVP by October 9, 2019.

 

Hope and Healing During the Holidays

Western MD - Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Cumberland, MD - TBD |RSVP Here

Eastern MD - Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Chesapeake College |RSVP Here

Baltimore* - Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 1-3 PM | The Living Legacy Foundation |RSVP Here

The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Whether it's a recent loss of one you've been coping with for a while, grief can feel more challenging during times when you're expected to be happy and joyful. With the help of our community partners, we will hosting three session of our community partners, we will be hosting three sessions of our annual holiday workshop: Hope and Healing During the Holidays. 

Please join us for thoughtful discussion where we will discuss ways to communicate needs with family and friends, explore self-care strategies and discover the importance of rituals as we share. Tasty seasonal treats and coffee will be provided.