Grief Allies: A Practical Guide for Friends, Family, Colleagues & Neighbors of Grieving People
Summary: Do you struggle with what to say to a grieving friend? Put off writing those condolence cards? Want to setup a meal train for a family in crisis, but don’t know how?
Widowed Parent Institute founder Jenny Lisk shares practical tips for Grief Allies: the friends and neighbors who want to be supportive and helpful for the grieving people in their lives.
Lisk’s life was turned upside down when her forty-four-year-old husband, Dennis, was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. After living with terminal illness for eight months, he died—leaving her the widowed parents of their two children, ages nine and eleven.
Through this experience and beyond, Lisk learned that Grief Allies can’t do the one thing they most want to do—and what they can do instead.
You’ll leave this presentation with the practical tips, resources, and tools needed to feel prepared to support the grieving people in your life.
Speaker(s): Jenny Lisk
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Hybrid Zoom & Isaac Orr (910 Marion St, Seattle 98104)
Jenny Lisk is the founder of the Widowed Parent Institute. She is an award-winning author and widowed mom who is dedicated to helping widowed parents increase their family’s well-being.
In her memoir, Future Widow, Jenny draws on her personal and professional experience to provide a real-life guide for surviving and thriving while raising grieving children.
As host of The Widowed Parent Podcast, Jenny has done more than 150 interviews with experts, seasoned widowed parents, and people who lost a parent at a young age. Her podcast brings much-needed resources to parents, helping them feel less lost and alone.