Grief workshop to help during a difficult time of year

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are grieving. Arbor Hospice welcomes the Ann Arbor and Plymouth communities to attend Hope for the Holidays, a free workshop that will give helpful tips for coping with the upcoming holidays. The Ann Arbor workshop is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 at Malletts Creek Library, located at 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway. The Plymouth workshop will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Plymouth Library, located at 223 South Main Street.

Hope for the Holidays is facilitated by Arbor Hospice’s grief support services department to help comfort families who have lost loved ones. The event is open to the public and attendance is free. Workshops are open to anyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice.

Those interested in attending must register one week prior to the event. To register for the Ann Arbor workshop, please contact Margie Martin at 734.769.5821 or To register for the Plymouth workshop, please contact Cindy Palmer at 734.794.5177 or

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 or call 888-992-2273.