Arbor Hospice understands the significance of losing a loved one and the impact it can have on an individual and is pleased to offer a variety of in-person and virtual programming.
Whether participating in a group or seminar, Arbor Hospice’s trained grief counselors provide a safe and supportive environment to express feelings, better understand the grief process, and connect with others.
These services are offered at no charge and are available to any community member mourning the loss of a loved one.
Registration is required to attend all groups. The Grief Journey Manager leading the group or seminar will provide the information needed to participate.
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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. Camp Good Grief is a free one-day 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 July 28th, 2023 from 8am – 4pm at YMCA Camp Ohiyesa, 7300 Hickory Ridge Rd., Holly, MI. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.
Online registration is available at www.hom.org/camp
For more information please contact Jackie Morris at 313-578-6328; firstname.lastname@example.org
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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