Upcoming Events

Wise Family Funeral Home is pleased to offer a wide variety of both on-going and seasonal events. We invite you to return often to see what’s coming up on our calendar. If you’d like to keep up-to-date, we invite you to visit our social media pages. Click on READ MORE below for more information. Click here to sign up for event notifications.

September Events

  • Grief Share - Your JOURNEY From Mourning to JOY - Grief Support Group

    Thursday, September 14, 2017 : 12:00 AM to Thursday, December 14, 2017 : 12:00 AM

    A 13 week series dealing with grief. Thursday, Sept. 14 to Thursday, Dec. 14th. Meets weekly from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at Resurrection United Methodist Church. Register online at www.hastingsumc.org or call the church office at 651-437-4398.

    GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. It’s a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. The GriefShare group meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

October Events

  • Rainbows Grief Support for Kids

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017 : 5:30 PM to Wednesday, December 13, 2017 : 6:30 PM

    Rainbows: Guiding Kids Through Life's Storms

    When change takes place in the family, through death or divorce or separation, it has a profound effect on all family members. Grieving is a natural process, which evolves from an emotional loss.

    Rainbows has existed since the early 1980's and was created to provide children an opportunity for healing after a painful loss. This grief support program is aimed at children in kindergarten through high school who have experienced losses due to death, divorce, separation or deployment.

    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish is sponsoring the RAINBOWS program at the church. Session will begin on Wednesdays, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The program is open to any child, regardless of religious affiliation. There is NO COST to participate and a child may enter the program at any time.

    If you know of a family that could benefit from this program, please call Jill Skaife at 651-437-4254 Ext. 225 or email her at jskaife@seasparish.org.

November Events

  • Hastings Memory Cafe

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 : 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    What is a Memory Cafe?
    A Memory Cafe is a gathering of individuals with memory changes and a partner, whether that is a care partner, a family member, or friend. This happens in a welcoming social atmosphere that fosters support among one another. The environment is safe, relaxed, and includes free coffee thanks to Break Away Cafe!

    When? The second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 am

    Where? Break Away Cafe, 111 E. 3rd Street, Hastings, MN 55033

    Interested or Questions? Contact Tabatha Barrett at 651-455-2248 or email her at tabatha.barrett@darts1.org

    For printable information click on this link: http://bit.ly/2urOrF2

  • Powers of Attorney- Estate Planning Documents for the Living - FREE Seminar

    Thursday, November 16, 2017 : 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    Power of Attorney for Finance and Power of Attorney for Healthcare are “estate planning” documents for the living. Powers of Attorney are invaluable documents for every adult because they help us retain some power and control over our personal business and our healthcare, in spite of our inability do take care of these things by ourselves.

    Attorneys Jennifer O’Neill and Amy Greske from O’Neill Elder Law will be joining us to share more about Powers of Attorney documents and answer many of your questions on Thursday, November 15th at 10 am and 6 pm.

    At Wise Family Funeral Home, we want to care for the living, while honoring those loved ones who pass away. Adding value to you and our community through FREE learning events like this one is just one way that we can take care of you like family. Space is limited, so please register to reserve your space and FREE materials that will be provide for you. We hope you will join us!

    Register 3 ways!
    Online: http://bit.ly/2uxSfoW
    Email: Melissa@WiseFamilyFH.com
    Call: 651-437-3752

    “Clients tell us that they appreciate that we explore all the options and explain them in very understandable language.” — Attorney Jennifer A. O’Neill.

  • Powers of Attorney- Estate Planning Documents for the Living - FREE Seminar

    Thursday, November 16, 2017 : 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    Power of Attorney for Finance and Power of Attorney for Healthcare are “estate planning” documents for the living. Powers of Attorney are invaluable documents for every adult because they help us retain some power and control over our personal business and our healthcare, in spite of our inability do take care of these things by ourselves.

    Attorneys Jennifer O’Neill and Amy Greske from O’Neill Elder Law will be joining us to share more about Powers of Attorney documents and answer many of your questions on Thursday, November 15th at 10 am and 6 pm.

    At Wise Family Funeral Home, we want to care for the living, while honoring those loved ones who pass away. Adding value to you and our community through FREE learning events like this one is just one way that we can take care of you like family. Space is limited, so please register to reserve your space and FREE materials that will be provide for you. We hope you will join us!

    Register 3 ways!
    Online: http://bit.ly/2uxSfoW
    Email: Melissa@WiseFamilyFH.com
    Call: 651-437-3752

    “Clients tell us that they appreciate that we explore all the options and explain them in very understandable language.” — Attorney Jennifer A. O’Neill.

December Events

  • Grief as a Continued Bond - Conversations with Kelly

    Monday, December 11, 2017 : 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Join us for a special evening of learning more about how our Grief is a Continued Bond, especially through the holiday season. You won't want to miss this incredible evening of support, healing and holiday cheer at Wise Family Funeral & Cremation Services, in Hastings, MN.

    Our Special Guest Speaker will be Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, Fellow, American Academy of Grief Counseling

    For nearly 25 years Kelly has dedicated her practice to minimizing suffering through her work in oncology, palliative care and hospice. An experienced therapist and gifted speaker, Kelly created Conversations with Kelly as a public healing forum to broaden her reach as a psychotherapist, social worker and healer for patients and families.

    Kelly frequently speaks about end-of-life care, and grief and loss issues at hospitals, clinical conferences, churches, funeral homes and schools. She teaches Medical and PA students, as well as Fellows regarding "Best practices in delivering difficult news." Her passionate and supportive demeanor helps patients, caregivers and health professionals connect with the wisdom of dying a good death, making life more meaningful, coping with depression and anxiety, transforming fear into hope and healing versus curing.

    Kelly is a Board Certified Diplomat in clinical social work and earned a fellowship in grief counseling from the American Academy of Health Care Professionals. She earned a Master’s Degree in clinical social work from the University of St. Thomas/University of St. Catherine and currently sits on the board of directors for Angel Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports families living with cancer. Award winning recipient of the 2016 BCEA award for "Outstanding dedication in the field of breast cancer."

    Kelly is currently writing a book of stories from cancer survivors and their caregivers. Her private psychotherapy practice is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Register online at http://bit.ly/2uhDE03, via email at melissa@wisefamilyfh.com or call our office at 651-437-3752. Space is limited so reserve your seat today!

  • Hastings Memory Cafe

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 : 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    What is a memory cafe?
    A Memory Cafe is a gathering of individuals with memory changes and a partner, whether that is a care partner, a family member, or friend. This happens in a welcoming social atmosphere that fosters support among one another. The environment is safe, relaxed, and includes free coffee thanks to Break Away Cafe!

    When? The second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 am

    Where? Break Away Cafe, 111 E. 3rd Street, Hastings, MN 55033

    Interested or Questions? Contact Tabatha Barrett at 651-455-2248 or email her at tabatha.barrett@darts1.org

    For printable information click on this link: http://bit.ly/2urOrF2