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
- new friendships
- support from group members who share a common experience
- multiple optional weekly events to choose from
- 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.”