Finding Hope & Purpose After the Loss of a Partner

Finding Hope & Purpose After the Loss of a Partner


Feb 07 2023


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A free grief & healing workshop with Kathryn Monaco Douglas

Presented in partnership with Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum. A Special Valentine’s Day Workshop Provides Connection, Shares Guidance & Inspiration

Description: Kathryn will share her personal story of spousal loss and how she turned her grief into Widowed Not Alone, a Long Island spousal loss support group network. She will discuss the unique experience of spousal loss and how to navigate this type of grief. She will also discuss the benefits of groups for those who are grieving and how groups can provide support and connection, especially for those experiencing the loss of a partner.

Register for free on Pinelawn’s Eventbrite Page

For more information about Widowed Not Alone, visit here

More about Kathryn Monaco Douglas: Kathryn Monaco Douglas lost her husband at 42 years old suddenly. Her children were 18,14, and 11 years old. During her grief she was frustrated by the lack of understanding of spousal loss and what was needed. Six years after her loss she went back to help other young widows and widowers with early loss. Her groups have grown exponentially over the 17 years she has been facilitating. She has inspired and trained over 30 widows and widowers to come back and are now facilitating in many of her groups. She is known for taking people in the early weeks of grief and staying connected. The groups are for ages 21 to 65 years of age, held in person in Dix Hills, Long Beach, and virtually. The groups run for 8 weeks and three seasons a year ( Fall, Winter, and Spring) with an ongoing social group, a private facebook group, and special events with guest speakers on topics related to grief. The groups are non- denominational with no fees. She was on Channel Twelve News as a person on Long Island who’s making a difference.


**Upon registration, you will be sent a confirmation email. To access the online workshop, it is important to use the Eventbrite reminder emails (one will be sent the day of the event) and log into your Eventbrite account to access the online workshop. Although we use the Zoom platform, Eventbrite emails will grant you access to the Zoom meeting. You will not be sent a Zoom link.**

For questions, contact Kristyn Hovanec, Director of Community Outreach, at or 631.249.6100 x115.


Disclaimer: The information shared in this program is not intended to act as a substitute for any legal and mental health advice concerning individual situations; neither Pinelawn Memorial Park or COPE, its Board of Directors, staff and personnel shall be responsible for any outcomes arising from any information or exercises provided in this program.