It is also our priority to continue to provide bereavement support to the communities we serve.
While we have temporarily suspended our face-to-face support groups, we are 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. Please contact the Grief Journey 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.
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.
Camp Good Grief. Due to safety precautions surrounding COVID-19, Camp Good Grief is going virtual in 2020! This free morning program is designed for children ages 8-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. The virtual experience will combine many of the same programming offered in previous years including art, music and conversation with grief education and emotional support. All activities are facilitated by caring and qualified Arbor Hospice grief support professionals and music therapists. Camp Good Grief will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020, 11am-1pm. For information visit the website or call Margie Martin, 734-769-5821.
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.
NOTES OF HOPE
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