Free grief support day camp begins Aug. 10

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 24, 2018) – Arbor Hospice and Hospice of Michigan are accepting applications for Camp Good Grief. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2018 at YMCA Camp Ohiyesa, located at 7300 Hickory Ridge Road in Holly. The camp is open to any child dealing with grief, regardless of whether or not their loved one received care from Hospice of Michigan or Arbor Hospice. To register, visit www.hom.org/camp/. Applications are due no later than June 29.

Camp Good Grief is a free, one-day camp for children ages 8-17 who have lost a loved one. Led by grief professionals, trained volunteers and Camp Ohiyesa staff, campers will enjoy fun and adventurous activities including a team-based obstacle course, arts and crafts, canoeing, zip lining, music, pet therapy and more. The camp gives children the opportunity to address their feelings of loss, remember their loved ones and create friendships that last long after camp is over.

Lunch and a snack are included with registration.

Space is limited and those interested are encouraged to register early. For questions regarding camp activities or registration, call Jackie Morris at 313.578.6328 or Cindy Palmer at 734.794.5177.

About Arbor Hospice

Arbor Hospice, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, provides quality, compassionate care for those experiencing life-limiting illnesses throughout Washtenaw County and surrounding communities. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, Arbor offers certified community-based and inpatient hospice services and palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, as well as grief support services and community education programs. Through other NorthStar Care Community members, Arbor also provides pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Hospice of Michigan. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, visit www.arborhospice.org or call 888-992-2273.

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