Arbor Hospice understands the significance of losing a loved one and the impact it can have on you.
We offer a variety of support groups and programs throughout the year, backed by a staff of Masters-level clinicians who are specially trained to work with grief-related issues. Six- and eight-week programs that meet regularly include:
- Adult loss of a parent
- Loss of a spouse or partner
- Moving through grief
Other Support Programs
In addition to support groups, Arbor Hospice offers support programs throughout the year, including:
Grief 101. A one-hour program that provides information and resources for those going through bereavement.
Memorial Gathering. An opportunity to honor loved ones who have died.
Holiday Workshops. A program helping people prepare for the holidays without a loved one.
Memory Books. An ongoing program where people bring in their photos to create a memorial scrapbook of their loved ones.
Lunch Bunch and Dinner Diners. Loss can make mealtimes especially difficult as a surviving spouse has to cook for one or eat alone. These social groups for widows and widowers meet once a month at different local restaurants to share a meal, interact with others experiencing similar challenges and meet new people.
Children’s Services. Specialized support is offered for children and teens to help them better understand and cope with the serious illness and approaching death of a loved one. Children ages 4 through 18 can be counseled individually. Children’s grief packets as well as helpful advice for parents and family members also are available.
Arbor Hospice’s grief support programs are free of charge through generous community support and are available to everyone in the community, whether or not a loved one received care from Arbor Hospice.