Welcome, Grief & Healing

Where there is love, there is healing and where there is grief, there is love.
This space has been created to offer you several resources that may help you on your grief journey. We invite you to spend time here, return here whenever you’re seeking support and invite your loved ones to come here too.
Hospice & Spiritual Care Counseling Services are available through Quiet Oaks and the Chaplain Services of the Hospice Agencies. Quiet Oaks partners with churches and congregations of all faiths to serve the needs of our residents and their families. Please let us know how we can serve and support you in your grief journey.

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Quiet Oaks Grief Programs

September’s Fellowship speaker is AnnElise Bergstrom, who’ll talk about: Grief – Caring For Your Whole Self.

When we are grieving, we may feel broken. It is important to take care of ourselves, our whole selves. We’ll explore how we can honor our body, mind and spirit as we navigate grief. You are not broken. You are grieving.

This fellowship group is for anyone who is grieving and wants to learn more about grief in their own personal journey. These meetings take place via zoom, on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Featuring a different speaker and a different topic around grief, offering a safe space to learn about grief.

This group is for guys only, providing a comfortable place for guys to talk about their grief or whatever it is they want to talk about. Come have lunch and hang out with the guys on the second Saturday of every month at 11:00 am, hosted in the Cottage at Quiet Oaks. Email us below if you have interest or want to know more.

The heart and soul of this group is that You Are Not Alone. Join them on the third Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm, in the Cottage at Quiet Oaks. This supportive group has created beautiful relationships while sharing in their grief journeys. Email us if you have interest or want to know more about it.

Quick Reads, Resources & Rituals

Death ends a life, not a relationship. Slides from a QO Fellowship presentation.

A guided meditation for grief, loss and sadness to ease you into a place of quiet and presence.

A Candle Lighting Ceremony is an intentional practice to recognize and honor the vast feelings we go through in grief.

Tracking your emotions and their meaning. A worksheet to print and chart your feelings.

Local Grief Support

A wide variety of local grief support opportunities.

A place where trained peers, companion individuals toward powerful healing.

A non-profit, community-based collaborative grief center.

A grief group targeted for young women experiencing grief.

Ted Talks, Podcasts & Videos

Jane Whitlock: What I Learned About Life From Death

Martha Atkins:

More Than Meets The Eye

Nora McInerny: We Don’t “Move On” From Grief, We Move Forward

Michelle Meadors: Getting Unstuck from Grief to Live Life

Kelley Lynn: When Someone You Love Dies, There Is No Such Thing as Moving On

Author Tom Zuba talks about the 10 things he’s learned on his grief journey.

Nora McInerny: Terrible, Thanks For Asking; A podcast collection


Permission to Mourn – A New Way to Do Grief

Author Tom Zuba

Becoming Radiant – A New Way to Do Life following the “death” of a loved one. Author Tom Zuba

Gone From My Sight – The Dying Experience

Author Barbara Karnes, RN

Expected Loss: Coping with Anticipatory Grief

Author Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Bearing the Unbearable

Author Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D.


5537 Galaxy Rd

St. Cloud, MN 56301


Phone: 320-255-5433

Fax: 320-240-7962



Quiet Oaks is a residential home for residents and families facing terminal illness. At Quiet Oaks, we provide an experience that honors and respects the dignity

of our residents and their families by focusing on a team approach to provide comfort and support for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Quiet Oaks is a 501(c)(3) Tax ID 20-3905841