Honoring Parenthood: Celebrating Mother’s and Father’s Day while Grieving

Honoring Parenthood: Celebrating Mother’s and Father’s Day while Grieving


May 31 2023


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are Mother’s Day and Father’s Day just another day for you now that your parent or child is no longer with you physically? Perhaps you have lost a parent-substitute that was a part of your life and had an influence on who you are today. Perhaps you are the caregiver to a child grieving the loss of a parent and are looking for ways to help them maintain those continuing bonds. Maybe this day is challenging or triggering to get through due to your grief. Maybe it has been difficult to find a meaningful way to honor and remember your loved one every day, but especially on these sensitive holidays.

Lisa Strahs-Lorenc, whose 2 mothers, 1 father, and husband, father to her children, are no longer alive, will facilitate an interactive workshop on how to keep these holidays meaningful and significant in our lives. In this workshop she will guide participants through answering the question: How can we honor, memorialize and pass on parenthood figures that contributed to who we are today?

This workshop is for those grieving the loss of a parent, parents grieving the loss of a child, and those supporting children who have lost a parent.

Free to attend, or with an optional donation to support COPE families. Reserve your spot today!

Lisa has written 2 support books to honor her husband’s life and contribute to research to eventually find a cure for a deadly form of cancer. She also co-hosts a YouTube channel on end-of-life issues and bereavement. Register to join her in this poignant and very personal workshop on Wednesday, May 31 from 7-8 pm.


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 COPE, its Board of Directors, staff and personnel shall be responsible for any outcomes arising form any information or exercises provided in this program.