Audio sessions on a variety of topics will help those dealing with loss and grief

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 10, 2021) – Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice, members of the NorthStar Care Community, are partnering with Grief is Love Lost (GILL) to provide self-guided grief support resources for grieving families.

GILL is a grief support audio series narrated and produced by radio and television reporter Eli Zaret, and grief and loss expert Dr. John Canine EDD, PhD. The two combined their skills, taking a scholarly approach to grief while sharing their personal and poignant stories to resonate with listeners. The collection features more than 60 brief audio sessions for coping with grief that allow grieving individuals to listen at their own pace as they move through their grief process.

Partnering with GILL expands the existing grief support services Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice offer to grieving individuals and families. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the not-for-profits’ grief support groups shifted to a virtual format to ensure the community continues to receive uninterrupted emotional support after losing their loved one. Virtual grief support, including GILL audio sessions, offers the same benefits as in-person sessions while allowing individuals to join by phone or computer.

“Grief isn’t curable, but over time we can learn to manage it and move through the death process to embrace hope and happiness,” said Karen Monts, grief support services director for Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice. “Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice are pleased to offer Grief is Love Lost as a self-directed resource for grieving individuals and families in our community.”

“Grief truly is love lost – it will never disappear because we never stop loving those we lost,” said Zaret. “We’re happy to partner with Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice to provide audio sessions for those struggling with the loss of a loved one.”

To learn more about GILL and the grief support resources offered by Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice, visit hom.org or arborhospice.org.

About NorthStar Care Community

NorthStar Care Community (NSCC) was created to preserve and promote the mission of nonprofit hospice and palliative care – to deliver expert, compassionate care to patients of any age, no matter their diagnoses, complexity of care, place of residence or ability to pay. NorthStar Care Community was formed in 2017 by two legacy nonprofit hospice agencies – Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice – and also includes NorthStar Palliative Care, the NorthStar Institute and Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children. As members of the NSCC family, the organizations combine operational resources in order to maximize support at each patient’s bedside, delivering the highest standards of care to those who are seriously ill. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 6,500 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information about NorthStar Care Community, visit www.northstarcarecommunity.org.

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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