Retired and Widowed

New Hope offers different types of support according to life circumstances.  New groups and activities are scheduled throughout the year. If you don’t see a group listed for you, or aren’t sure which group is best for you, please call New Hope at 248-348-0115 for guidance.


For semi-retired or retired widows and widowers.  They meet in Room A101/A103 at Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Meeting Times:  

On the 2nd Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Meeting Location:

Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church
40000 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48168
Room A101/A103

Sojourners - People on a Journey Through Life's Seasons

A support group for widowed men and women who are beyond the very early stages of grief. This group is for people who have dealt with the overwhelming feelings that accompany loss and have accepted that their life has drastically changed but is not over. One of the goals of this group is to learn about adjusting to a new way of life.  Attending a grief workshop such as "From Grief to New Hope" is recommended before participating in the Sojourners group.

Meeting Times:

1st Friday - 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Meeting Location:

Kirk in the Hills Church, Room 27
1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills 48302
(Co-sponsored by: Kirk in the Hills Church & New Hope Center for Grief Support)

Beyond Grief (B.G.'s)

A monthly dinner meeting for widows and widowers who are ready to find new beginnings, explore new opportunities and meet new people. This group is for those who are ready to begin socializing again.

Meeting Times:

2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Location:

Johnny Carino's Italian Grill
500 Loop Rd., Commerce Twp. 48390
(Loop Rd. is the frontage for M-5)
(This group is co-sponsored by Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian & Kirk of the Hills Church)

Fresh Start

Their one purpose is to make fellow widows and widowers feel welcome. This is a social group of mostly 'empty-nesters' who are ready to begin socializing. Meetings are frequent and varied. The calendar of events may include pot-luck dinners, group dinners at multiple restaurants, going to singles dances as a group, karaoke, card games or even the occasional vacation. Members may participate as little or as often as they wish. 

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