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

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Sept. 13, 2021) – Arbor Hospice is returning with some face-to-face support groups along with their virtual sessions throughout the fall for community members 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:

Living On – Young Adults

An open, ongoing online monthly group for people in their 20s and 30s. Facilitated by Arbor Hospice grief counselors.


Living On – Loss from COVID

An online grief support group for people who have experienced a death of a loved one from COVID. This group meets monthly to discuss topics of grief and loss in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental environment. Facilitated by Arbor Hospice and Hospice of Michigan grief counselors.


Men Overcoming Loss

This online support group is for men who are dealing with the death of a loved one.

  • 1st Tuesday of the month | 6-7:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Tuesday of the month | 6-7:15 p.m.

or Wes Lawton at 586-263-8514 |


Care Mapping Series

Who are your supports, what affects your mood, what are the best self-care practices while grieving? It is not always easy to answer these questions, but using tools to help observe and visualize supports and environment, our grief support counselors can help individuals with answers.

  • 4 Thursdays: Sept. 16 – Oct. 7 | 6-7 p.m.
    • Facilitated by Jen Norber and Karen Monts
    • RSVP with Karen Monts at 313-578-6326 |


Grief After Dementia – Caregiver Support Group

For anyone who has lost someone to Alzheimer’s Disease or other type of dementia. In partnership with Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter.


Social Mealtime Group – 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: 1st Thursday of the Month | 6-7:30pm
  • Dinner Diners: 2nd Thursday of the Month | 6-7:30 p.m.

Seminar 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 him on his journey.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 21 | 12-1 p.m.


Seminar-Grief 101

This educational meeting provides attendees with 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. Registrations is required. This program is offered both in-person and online via Zoom.

  • Wednesday, November 10 | 6-7:15 p.m.
    • Location: Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive in Ann Arbor
    • RSVP with Naomi Avril at 734-794-51177 |


“We are so pleased to announce the return of in-person sessions again this year with the flexibility of virtual and hybrid sessions so that attendees can choose what works best for them in their time of grief,” said Karen Monts, grief support services director for Arbor Hospice. “We look forward to continuing to provide these critical bereavement services to anybody who needs them.”

With the return of face-to-face opportunities, safety measures will be in place for all in-person group meetings. Arbor Hospice will be following CDC guidelines in light of the continued spread of COVID-19 and its delta variant 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 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 or call 888-992-2273.