Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is committed to continuing to serve our community during this time of social distancing due to COVID-19, regardless of our ability to do so in person. In order to fulfill our mission in these unprecedented times, we’re temporarily shifting some of our in-clubhouse program to virtual platforms.

Please note the registration buttons below will generate an email with a subject pre-filled for the program you wish to attend. We ask that you sign up for your class by 5 p.m. the day before to ensure we have time to process your registration. If you don’t see a button near the program you wish to attend, please call 616.453.8300 to talk to a program staff.

Need help getting on Zoom? We’re happy to help walk you through how to join a Zoom meeting and practice with you. Please call the clubhouse to set up a one-on-one appointment with a member of our team.

AUGUST MONTHLY CALENDAR (See a printer friendly version here)


Meets Every Monday in August:

Meets Every Tuesday in August:

Meets Every Wednesday in August*:

Meets Every Thursday in August:

Meets Specific Fridays

  • 11 a.m. Cancer New Member Meeting
  • 2 p.m. Adult Cancer Support Group
  • 4 p.m. Ukulele Workshop
  • 6 p.m. Adult Grief Support Group
  • 1o a.m. Grief What’s Next for Me?
  • 10 a.m. Adult Grief Support Group
  • 11 a.m. Grief New Member Meeting
  • 2 p.m. Adult Grief Support Group
  • 3:30 p.m. Living with Traumatic Grief Support Group
  • 4:30 p.m. Meditation Workshop
  • 6 p.m. Lowell Adult Cancer Support Group*
  • 6 p.m. Lowell Adult Grief Support Group*
  • 1 p.m. Facebook Live Workshops for family and adults (topics vary week to week)
  • 5 p.m. Teen Grief Support Group
  • 5:30 p.m. Spouse Grief with Children at Home Support Group
  • 5:30 p.m. Young Adult Grief Support Group
  • 6:15 Parent Grief Support Group
  • 9:30 a.m. Quilting Workshop
  • 4 p.m. Christian Cancer Support Group
  • 6 p.m. Adult Cancer Support Group
  • 6 p.m. Family & Friends Cancer Support Group
  • 6 p.m. Teen Cancer Support Group
  • August  7 & 21, 10 a.m. Sit & Be Fit
  • August 14 & 28, 10 a.m. A pre-recorded program will be shared on Facebook.
  • August 28, 11 a.m. Coffee & Craft

Meets Specific Mondays:

Meets Specific Tuesdays:

Meets Specific Wednesdays:

Meets Specific Thursdays:

  • August 3, 3 p.m. Lung Cancer Support Group
  • August 3, 6 p.m. Sister to Sister Support Group
  • August 3 & 17, 6 p.m. -Brain Cancer Support Group
  • August 3 & 17, 6 p.m. – Multiple Myeloma Cancer Support Group
  • August 10, 3 p.m. – Leukemia & Lymphoma Cancer Support Group
  • August 17, 1 p.m. – Reed City Support Groups
  • August 17, 6 p.m. – African Americans with Grief
  • August 24, 5 p.m.- Adult Grief New Member Meeting
  • August 4, 6 p.m.,Colorectal Cancer Support Group
  • *August 11, 6 p.m. Lowell Grief and Cancer Groups combined
  • August 11, 6 p.m. Lowell Breast Cancer Support Group
  • August 11 & 25, Grand Rapids Breast Cancer Group
  • August 18, 6 p.m. Substance Related Death Grief Support Group
  • August 5, 1 p.m. Family Support Group
  • August 19, Time TBD Family Support Group

*PLEASE NOTE: There are no programs on Wednesday, August 12 due to a staff training day.

  • August 20, 1 p.m. – Gilda’s Book Ends (reading Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigian)
  • August  27, 1 p.m. Yoga Workshop

Support Groups will be an hour and conducted via Zoom, a HIPAA-compliant platform that allows group members to meet by video and/or phone.  Note, facilitators will open the meeting 15 minutes before the group starts to help troubleshoot any Zoom issues as able. We encourage participants to log in early to ensure everything is working properly before the group starts.

Gilda’s Club values the physical, emotional and mental health of our members, and we also value their cyber safety.  Since opening our virtual clubhouse to assist members, we have followed and continue to follow evolving industry online safety guidelines.  While no online platform can 100% secure, the best practices we have in place ensure that members and staff are as safe as possible when they connect. These practices include a BAA agreement with Zoom ensuring HIPPA compliance, end to end meeting encryption, and password protected, private meetings.  For those who may not have ready access to the Internet or may not feel comfortable online, the option to call into our virtual support groups is always available.

Archive of Past Recorded or Streamed Programs 

Questions? For more information, including learning more on how to get started as a new member, contact us at 616.453.8300 or If you’re interested in becoming a member, you can also fill out our new member interest form.