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Hospice of Michigan to host The Ties That Bind

JENSION, Mich. (Sept. 7, 2017) – Members of the Jenison and Grand Rapids communities are invited to attend The Ties That Bind, a Hospice of Michigan grief support program, on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The event will be held in the Georgetown Senior Center at 7100 8th Ave. in Jenison.

The Ties That Bind is designed to aid those who wish to communicate their thoughts, memories, instructions, and wishes to loved ones regarding their end-of-life preferences. A form will be provided along with supplies for noting wishes and writing letters. The program will also offer guidance for resolving and forgiving past and present concerns with friends and loved ones.

The event is free and open to the public, regardless of whether or not a loved one has received care from Hospice of Michigan.

To register, please contact Bonnie Chasseur at bchasseu@hom.org or (616) 340-7363.

About Hospice of Michigan

A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state.  The nonprofit cares for nearly 1,800 patients each day, raising more than $5 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 community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. In January 2016, HOM joined forces with Arbor Hospice and Palliative Care, strengthening the mission of nonprofit hospice in Michigan to ensure patients and their caregivers receive the highest quality of care. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

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