All sessions open and available for anyone mourning the loss of a loved one

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Jan. 10, 2022) – Arbor Hospice is continuing its virtual support groups throughout the winter for those experiencing the loss of a loved one.

For more information on individual groups, please visit Arbor Hospice’s Grief Journey Programs. The following grief support events are scheduled to take place:

Seminar-Grief 101

This educational meeting provides important resources and information for those coping with the loss of a loved one. Grief 101 explores what is normal during the grief process, strategies for coping, suggestions for self-care and available community support. Registration is required.

 

Winter Warmth: A Reflection on Legacy

The cold and gray often make it difficult to grieve during the winter months. This seminar is designed to help you learn more about the importance of cherishing your memories and will focus on how carrying on your loved one’s legacy can help in your healing.

 

Men Overcoming Loss: General

Designed for men grieving any type of loss.

  • 1st Tuesday of the month (starting Feb. 1) | 6-7:30 p.m.

Men Overcoming Loss: Grieving Dads

  • 1st Wednesday of the month | 6-7:30 p.m.

 

Men Overcoming Loss: Partner/Spouse

  • 3rd Tuesday of the month | 6-7:30 p.m.

 

Grief After Dementia

In partnership with Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter, this group is for anyone who has lost someone to Alzheimer’s Disease or other type of dementia.

  • 2nd Tuesday of the month | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

Healing Hearts: Coping with Valentine’s Day

This program is designed to offer support to those grieving the death of a spouse or partner. We will exchange ideas on how to approach the Valentine’s Day holiday. Suggestions for how to cope with the grief of losing your love and life partner will be discussed.

Journaling with Ron Gries, Author of “Through Death to Life”

Hear Ron’s authentic and hopeful story of living through his wife’s illness and death, and of his grieving and healing. Ron will share excerpts of his book and discuss how writing helped his journey.

 

Social Mealtime Groups

Working Age Dinner Group & Dinner Diners Arbor Hospice offers two meal-centered social groups – The Dinner Diners and a Working Age Dinner Group – for individuals who have lost a spouse or partner and are interested in sharing a meal together. Each group meets monthly at a different restaurant in Ann Arbor.

 

Working Age Dinner Group

 

Dinner Diners

 

Grief Is Love Lost

Short audio sessions to help you navigate your grief journey. Hosted by Dr. John Canine and Eli Zaret.

  • Grief isn’t curable. But over time and with productive attention to our grief, we learn to manage it, and acquire the strength, vigilance and courage to embrace a goal of hope and happiness.
  • Grief is Love Lost is a caring companion to Arbor Hospice’s Grief Journey Program. These short audio sessions can be helpful before, during and after the loss of a loved one.
  • Visit arborhospice.org/grief-is

“With the continuation of our virtual approach to grief support services, Arbor Hospice is pleased to roll out a new season of virtual grief support groups,” said Karen Monts, grief support services director for Arbor Hospice. “We’re thankful to have the ability to continue providing these critical bereavement services to anybody who needs them wherever they may be.”

With the element of in-person opportunities, safety measures will be in place for all face-to-face group meetings for those who wish to participate. Arbor Hospice will be following CDC guidelines in light of the continued spread of COVID-19 and its variants to ensure the health and wellness of all who attend and continue providing bereavement support to the communities safely.

For more information on Arbor Hospice’s virtual grief support groups, please contact Karen Monts at kmonts@HOM.ORG or (313) 578-6326. You can also visit www.arborhospice.org or call (888) 992-CARE.

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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