Benefits of Membership

Widowed Friends is exclusively for single widows or widowers. We are not a grief support group or a dating group, but are a social community for individuals who have experienced spousal loss and wish to meet, participate in social outings and develop friendships with others who have experienced a similar loss.

Why join our community?

Widowed Friends is a social group for people who share a common experience in the loss of a spouse. It is not a grief support group, but provides opportunities to reconnect socially with people in the widowed/widower community following spousal loss.

Benefits of enrolment include:

  • alleviating depression associated with grief
  • opportunities to attend a wide variety of activities, dinners, and social events in a comfortable supportive group setting (currently on hold due to Covid)
  • new friendships
  • support from group members who share a common experience
  • multiple optional weekly events to choose from ( currently on hold due to Covid)
  • access to private Facebook group


To read some of our members’ thoughts on the value of the Widowed Friends community, click on our Testimonials page. Here’s a recent quote from a member about how Widowed Friends has been of benefit in their life. 

“I think it’s fair to say that Widowed Friends of Halton saved my life.  My husband died of a particularly aggressive cancer last winter.  The shock and tragedy of it shook all the joy out of me.  I was so very lonely.

What I needed was to be around people.  But I found you can only rely on your married friends for a certain amount of company.  It’s understandable.  I couldn’t expect them to replace the company of a beloved spouse.

Widowed Friends threw me a lifeline when I was drowning.  I could meet with several wonderful people for social events, who had also been widowed and understood the loneliness so very well.  Dinners are the worst time to be alone, I find.  So at least once a week, I plan to meet with my new friends at dinner events planned by Dorothy and Stephanie.  It gives me something happy to look forward to.

Did I use the word happy?  You can see just how valuable this group of friends is to me.”