Providing bereavement support to the communities we support remains a priority as we continue to abide by COVID-19 safety protocols. Arbor Hospice is pleased to offer several opportunities to join virtual grief support groups to help keep you connected and supported during these uncertain times.
Joining a virtual group is very simple – you can join by phone or by computer. Please feel free to join any of the virtual support group options – you are welcome to join more than one.
We are also glad to offer the return of some face-to-face opportunities. Safety measures will be in place for all in-person groups if you wish to participate.
Please contact the Grief Support Services Manager leading the group you would like to attend. They will provide you with the information needed to participate.
We recognize that these challenging times can impact our grief and hope you will consider attending.
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.
Social Meal Groups. 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’s grief packets as well as helpful advice for parents and family members also are available.
Camp Good Grief. We are pleased to announce that we will return to offering Camp Good Grief this summer, a free camp for children ages 8-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. The day combines fun and adventurous activities with grief education and emotional support facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. This year camp will be held on Friday August 5, 2022 from 9am – 4pm at YMCA Camp Ohiyesa, 7300 Hickory Ridge Rd., Holly, MI.
Online registration is available at www.hom.org/camp For more information please contact Naomi Avril at 734-794-5177; email@example.com
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.
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