Arbor Hospice to Hold Healing Improv Workshop with Bart Sumner

Newaygo, Michigan, December 29, 2014 — Arbor Hospice will hold a Healing Improv Workshop with Bart Sumner on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.

This free workshop for adults is designed to bring a healing experience to those in grief in a fun and interactive way. Participants will learn how to breakdown emotional barriers and increase communication with others through comedy improv games and exercises.

Bart Sumner, founder of Healing Improv, has been an improv comedy teacher and performer for more than 25 years. After his son died, Sumner found improv was a way to channel grief and discover joy and hope during the darkest of times.

The program will be held at St. Mark’s Parish Hall, 30 Justice Street, Newaygo from 10 a.m. to noon. To register, please call Tangela Zielinski at 231.796.7371 or email at Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

About Arbor Hospice
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Arbor Hospice is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. The non-profit cares for more than 1,700 patients each day, raising more than $4 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including At Home Support™, our advanced illness management program, community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and healthcare professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Arbor Hospice Institute. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit