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Hospice of Michigan Cancels 2020 Barley, BBQ & Beats Fundraiser: Detroit

New event date will be April 30, 2021; proceeds will benefit not-for-profit’s Open Access Program

DETROIT (March 24, 2020) – Hospice of Michigan has canceled its fifth annual Barley, BBQ & Beats fundraiser and will host the event next year on Friday, April 30, 2021 at the Garden Theater, located at 3929 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. The fundraiser is one of three Barley, BBQ & Beats events Hospice of Michigan is canceling across the state. Tickets purchased for this year’s fundraiser have already been refunded or accepted as a donation to Hospice of Michigan.

“It comes with great regret that Hospice of Michigan had to cancel this year’s Barley, BBQ & Beats,” said Marcie Hillary, senior vice president of community relations for Hospice of Michigan. “We had to make this tough, but necessary decision to ensure the health and safety of our supporters. We’re excited about having next year’s date already confirmed – and we look forward to bringing the fun back to Detroit in 2021, so Hospice of Michigan can raise the much-needed funds to provide the best possible end-of-life care to patients and their families across the state.”

Individuals can still support Hospice of Michigan through a donation by visiting www.hom.org/donations.

The not-for-profit raises approximately $500,000 every year from Barley, BBQ & Beats fundraisers, which equals 3,000 days of hospice care – and since 2016, supporters have collectively raised more than $1.35 million for its Open Access Program, which ensures all who need end-of-life care in Northern Michigan and beyond have access to it, regardless of their age, diagnosis, or ability to pay.

Hospice of Michigan encourages guests to support Barley, BBQ & Beats vendors during this difficult time by ordering take-out or delivery, purchasing gift cards or writing positive reviews on social media. The local, Michigan-based distillers and pit masters that were set to take part in Barley, BBQ & Beats include:

Hospice of Michigan thanks our statewide sponsors, which include presenting sponsor CareLinc Home Medical Equipment & Supply, as well as American House Senior Living Communities, Betten Baker Chevrolet Buick of Cadillac, Betz Industries, Miller Welding Supply, Pioneer Construction, The Meijer Foundation, US Signal, The Cadillac News, WZZM 13 On Your Side and 9&10 News.

For updated information about Barley, BBQ & Beats, please visit www.hom.org/BBB2020.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, 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 Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

Hospice of Michigan Cancels 2020 Barley, BBQ & Beats Fundraiser: Grand Rapids

New event date will be May 22, 2021; proceeds will benefit not-for-profit’s Open Access Program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 24, 2020) – Hospice of Michigan has canceled its fifth annual Barley, BBQ & Beats fundraiser and will host the event next year on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Van Andel Arena, located at 130 Fulton St. W. in Grand Rapids. The fundraiser is one of three Barley, BBQ & Beats events Hospice of Michigan is canceling across the state. Tickets purchased for this year’s fundraiser have already been refunded or accepted as a donation to Hospice of Michigan.

“It comes with great regret that Hospice of Michigan had to cancel this year’s Barley, BBQ & Beats,” said Marcie Hillary, senior vice president of community relations for Hospice of Michigan. “We had to make this tough, but necessary, decision to ensure the health and safety of our supporters. We’re excited about having next year’s date already confirmed – and we look forward to bringing the fun back to Grand Rapids in 2021 so Hospice of Michigan can raise the much-needed funds to provide the best possible end-of-life care to patients and their families across the state.”

Individuals can still support Hospice of Michigan through a donation by visiting www.hom.org/donations.

The not-for-profit raises approximately $500,000 every year from Barley, BBQ & Beats fundraisers, which equals 3,000 days of hospice care – and since 2016, supporters have collectively raised more than $1.35 million for its Open Access Program, which ensures all who need end-of-life care in Northern Michigan and beyond have access to it, regardless of their age, diagnosis, or ability to pay.

Hospice of Michigan encourages guests to support Barley, BBQ & Beats vendors during this difficult time by ordering take-out or delivery, purchasing gift cards or giving positive reviews on social media. The local, Michigan-based distillers and pit masters that were set to take part in Barley, BBQ & Beats include:

Hospice of Michigan thanks our statewide sponsors, which include presenting sponsor CareLinc Home Medical Equipment & Supply, as well as American House Senior Living Communities, Betten Baker Chevrolet Buick of Cadillac, Betz Industries, Miller Welding Supply, Pioneer Construction, The Meijer Foundation, US Signal, The Cadillac News, WZZM 13 On Your Side and 9&10 News.

For updated information about Barley, BBQ & Beats, please visit www.hom.org/BBB2020.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, 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 Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

Hospice of Michigan Cancels 2020 Barley, BBQ & Beats Fundraiser: Cadillac

New event date will be May 7, 2021; proceeds will benefit not-for-profit’s Open Access Program

CADILLAC, Mich. (March 24, 2020) – Hospice of Michigan has canceled its second annual Barley, BBQ & Beats fundraiser and will host the event next year on Friday, May 7, 2021 at The Wex, located at 1320 Mitchell St. E. in Cadillac. The fundraiser is one of three Barley, BBQ & Beats events Hospice of Michigan is canceling across the state. Tickets purchased for this year’s fundraiser have already been refunded or accepted as a donation to Hospice of Michigan.

“It comes with great regret that Hospice of Michigan had to cancel this year’s Barley, BBQ & Beats fundraiser,” said Marcie Hillary, senior vice president of community relations for Hospice of Michigan. “We had to make this tough, but necessary decision to ensure the health and safety of our supporters. We’re excited about having next year’s date already confirmed – and we look forward to bringing the fun back to Cadillac in 2021, so Hospice of Michigan can raise the necessary funds to provide the best possible end-of-life care to patients and their families across the state.”

Individuals can still support Hospice of Michigan through a donation by visiting www.hom.org/donations.

The not-for-profit raises approximately $500,000 every year from Barley, BBQ & Beats fundraisers, which equals 3,000 days of hospice care – and since 2016, supporters have collectively raised more than $1.35 million for its Open Access Program, which ensures all who need end-of-life care in Northern Michigan and beyond have access to it, regardless of their age, diagnosis, or ability to pay.

Hospice of Michigan encourages guests to support Barley, BBQ & Beats vendors during this difficult time by ordering take-out or delivery, purchasing gift cards or giving positive reviews on social media. The local, Michigan-based distillers and pit masters that were set to take part in Barley, BBQ & Beats include:

Hospice of Michigan thanks our statewide sponsors, which include presenting sponsor CareLinc Home Medical Equipment & Supply, as well as American House Senior Living Communities, Betten Baker Chevrolet Buick of Cadillac, Betz Industries, Miller Welding Supply, Pioneer Construction, The Meijer Foundation, US Signal, The Cadillac News, WZZM 13 On Your Side and 9&10 News.

For updated information about Barley, BBQ & Beats, please visit www.hom.org/BBB2020.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, 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 Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

$1 Million Gift Establishes Dolores Bos Family Caregiver Support Fund

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 7, 2019) – “I believe that becoming a family caregiver, especially at the end-of-life, is the ultimate expression of selflessness. These often-overlooked heroes make it possible for their loved one to remain in the comfort and familiarity of their home, taking on the majority of caregiving responsibilities, under the guidance of the hospice care team.”

So shared Lawrence D. Bos, Sr., Grand Rapids financial advisor and philanthropist, of the inspiration behind his recent donation of $1 million to Hospice of Michigan to establish the Dolores Bos Family Caregiver Support Fund.

The Dolores Bos Family Caregiver Support Fund honors the memory of Larry’s wife of 64 years, a loyal donor who was committed to helping others through life’s challenges. The fund is designed to provide the support and resources family caregivers need to care for their loved ones, bringing honor and dignity to each day they have together. Dolores passed away unexpectedly last year.

Costs to Hospice of Michigan in providing caregiver support exceed $3 million annually. The Dolores Bos Family Caregiver Fund helps the not-for-profit provide essential resources that can help family caregivers navigate this sacred stage of life, including:

  • Items that improve a patient’s comfort and quality-of-life for families that may be struggling to finance, such as heating and cooling repairs, cell phones, meals, small utility bills, etc.
  • Access to a 24/7 caregiver support line to answer questions and dispatch a nurse to a patient’s home during crises, if needed.
  • Social work support for couples and family members struggling emotionally while caring for a loved one or re-establishing a healthy lifestyle following a death.
  • Grief support counseling for family members before and after the death of their loved one.

The Dolores Bos Family Caregiver Support Fund honors the couple’s legacy of generosity in serving others, especially their shared commitment to the not-for-profit hospice mission. Both a founding member of the Hospice of Michigan Foundation Board and past chair of the not-for-profit’s board of trustees, Larry has been a passionate advocate for the organization for nearly three decades. Dolores was also dedicated to HOM’s fundraising efforts and applied her artistic skills in creating Hospice of Michigan’s Crystal Rose, the iconic symbolic of the organization’s quality of care.

To make a contribution to the Dolores Bos Family Caregiver Support Fund, contact Marcie Hillary, senior vice president and chief development officer for Hospice of Michigan, at mhillary@hom.org.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, 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 Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

Hospice of Michigan Hosting Two Workshops For People Coping with Grief This Holiday Season

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (Nov. 6, 2019) – Hospice of Michigan (HOM), the state’s original and largest not-for-profit hospice provider, is hosting two grief support workshops for people who are coping with grief after losing a loved one. Both of these free events will be held at the Bloomfield Hills Hospice of Michigan office, located at 43097 Woodward Ave., Suite 102.

  • ‘Adult Loss of a Parent’ will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and will offer supportive discussion and techniques for adults who are coping with the loss of a parent.
  • ‘Coping with the Holidays’ from 6 until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 will provide support for anyone who is grieving during a season of family, memories and traditions. ‘Coping with the Holidays’ will offer discussion on common challenges and provide techniques to help attendees handle grief and find comfort, such as:
    • Planning ahead: Those who seem to have the most difficulty with the holidays are often people who have given little thought to the emotional challenges they will encounter.
    • Taking care of yourself: Exercising, eating a balanced diet and getting a proper amount of rest.
    • Lowering expectations: Going easy on yourself and trying not to overextend in order to reduce overall stress.

Hospice of Michigan knows how difficult it can be to cope with losing a loved one during this time of year. ‘Adult Loss of a Parent’ and ‘Coping with the Holidays’ are among the many free grief support services Hospice of Michigan offers, providing a supportive environment for those struggling with their loss. Hospice of Michigan’s grief support programs are open to everyone in the community dealing with the loss of a loved one, regardless of whether they received care from HOM.

Advanced registration is required to attend either of these free grief support workshops. To sign-up, please contact Claudia Been at cbeen@HOM.org or (248) 334-1323.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, 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 Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

Hospice of Michigan Bringing Hope for the Holidays

Free workshops will provide assistance for those coping with grief this holiday season

DETROIT, Mich. (Nov. 4, 2019) – Hospice of Michigan (HOM), the state’s original and largest not-for-profit hospice provider, is hosting three ‘Hope for the Holidays’ workshops in metro Detroit this holiday season that will offer supportive techniques for coping with loss during the holidays.

On Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 until 8 p.m., the Sterling Heights community is invited to come to the Sterling Heights Senior Center, located at 40200 Utica Rd, for discussion on helping to comfort those who are grieving during a season of family, memories and traditions.

A second workshop will be held in Taylor on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at New Hope Church, 8900 Pardee Ave., from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and a third event in Detroit will take place Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at the James H. Cole Home for Funerals, located at 6100 Schaefer Hwy.

Hospice of Michigan knows how the holiday season can be a difficult time for those going through the grieving process, and every year during this time, HOM hosts numerous ‘Hope for the Holidays’ grief support workshops throughout the state. These free events are helpful for anyone who has lost a loved one.

‘Hope for the Holidays’ workshops are among the many free grief support services Hospice of Michigan offers, providing a supportive environment for those struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one. Hospice of Michigan’s grief support programs are open to everyone in the community dealing with the loss of a loved one, regardless of whether they received care from HOM.

Advanced registration is required for both of these free grief support workshops. To sign-up for the Sterling Heights event, please contact Wes Lawton at (586) 263-8514 or wlawton@HOM.ORG. If an individual would like to attend the workshops in Detroit or Taylor, please contact Jackie Morris at (313) 578-6328 or jmorris@HOM.ORG.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, 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 Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

Hospice of Michigan Bringing Hope for the Holidays

Free workshop will provide assistance for those coping with grief this holiday season

LUDINGTON, Mich. (Oct. 29, 2019) – Hospice of Michigan (HOM), the state’s original and largest not-for-profit hospice provider, is hosting a ‘Hope for the Holidays’ workshop in Ludington this holiday season that will offer supportive techniques for coping with loss during the holidays.

On Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 6 until 7:30 p.m., the Ludington community is invited to come to all Occasions Event and Floral, located at 110. N. James St. in Ludington, for discussion on helping to comfort those who are grieving during a season of family, memories and traditions.

Hospice of Michigan knows how the holiday season can be a difficult time for those going through the grieving process, and every year during this time, HOM hosts numerous ‘Hope for the Holidays’ grief support workshops throughout the state. These free events are helpful for anyone who has lost a loved one.

‘Hope for the Holidays’ workshops are among the many free grief support services Hospice of Michigan offers, providing a supportive environment for those struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one. Hospice of Michigan’s grief support programs are open to everyone in the community dealing with the loss of a loved one, regardless of whether they received care from HOM.

Advanced registration is required for this free grief support workshop. Dinner will be provided, and attendees can also create a holiday floral arrangement in memory of their loved one. To sign-up, please contact Katie Gedraitis before Tuesday, Nov. 5 at (231) 845-3423 or kgedrait@HOM.ORG.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, 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 Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

Hospice of Michigan Bringing Hope for the Holidays

Free workshop will provide assistance for those coping with grief this holiday season

ALPENA, Mich. (Oct. 29, 2019) – Hospice of Michigan (HOM), the state’s original and largest not-for-profit hospice provider, is hosting a ‘Hope for the Holidays’ workshop in Alpena this holiday season that will offer supportive techniques for coping with loss during the holidays.

On Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6 until 7:30 p.m., the community is invited to come to the Hospice of Michigan office in Alpena, located at 145 N. State Ave., for discussion on helping to comfort those who are grieving during a season of family, memories and traditions.

Hospice of Michigan knows how the holiday season can be a difficult time for those going through the grieving process, and every year during this time, HOM hosts numerous ‘Hope for the Holidays’ grief support workshops throughout the state. These free events are helpful for anyone who has lost a loved one.

‘Hope for the Holidays’ workshops are among the many free grief support services Hospice of Michigan offers, providing a supportive environment for those struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one. Hospice of Michigan’s grief support programs are open to everyone in the community dealing with the loss of a loved one, regardless of whether they received care from HOM.

Advanced registration is required for this free grief support workshop. To sign-up, please contact Stacy Malenfant at (989) 358-4295 or smalenfa@hom.org.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, 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 Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

Hospice of Michigan Bringing Hope for the Holidays

Free workshops will provide assistance for those coping with grief this holiday season

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Oct. 29, 2019) – Hospice of Michigan (HOM), the state’s original and largest not-for-profit hospice provider, is hosting four ‘Hope for the Holidays’ workshops in the Grand Rapids area this holiday season that will offer supportive techniques for coping with loss during the holidays.

On Sunday, Nov. 10 from 2 until 3 p.m., the greater Grand Rapids community is invited to come to the Belding Museum, located at 108 Hanover St. in Belding, for discussion on helping to comfort those who are grieving during a season of family, memories and traditions.

A second workshop will be held in Georgetown Twp. at the Georgetown Senior Center, 7100 8th Ave., from 10 until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, and a third event in Grand Rapids will take place Thursday, Nov. 21 from 1 until 2:30 p.m. at The Village of Heather Hills, located at 1055 Forest Hill Ave. SE in Grand Rapids.

The fourth and final ‘Hope for the Holidays’ grief support workshop is set for 1:30 until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Samiritas: The Terraces Building, 2000 32nd St. SE in Grand Rapids.

Hospice of Michigan knows how the holiday season can be a difficult time for those going through the grieving process, and every year during this time, HOM hosts numerous ‘Hope for the Holidays’ grief support workshops throughout the state. These free events are helpful for anyone who has lost a loved one.

‘Hope for the Holidays’ workshops are among the many free grief support services Hospice of Michigan offers, providing a supportive environment for those struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one. Hospice of Michigan’s grief support programs are open to everyone in the community dealing with the loss of a loved one, regardless of whether they received care from HOM.

Advanced registration is required for all four of these free grief support workshops. To sign-up for the Jenison event, please contact Bonnie Chasseur at (616) 340-7363 or bchasseu@hom.org. If an individual would like to attend the workshops in Belding or Grand Rapids, please contact Sue Glover at (616) 356-5255 or sglover@HOM.ORG.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, 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 Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

Hospice of Michigan Bringing Hope for the Holidays

Free workshop will provide assistance for those coping with grief this holiday season

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (Oct. 29, 2019) – Hospice of Michigan (HOM), the state’s original and largest not-for-profit hospice provider, is hosting a ‘Hope for the Holidays’ workshop in Big Rapids this holiday season that will offer supportive techniques for coping with loss during the holidays.

On Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 3 until 4:30 p.m., the community is invited to come to the Hospice of Michigan office in Big Rapids, located at 400 Perry St., for discussion on helping to comfort those who are grieving during a season of family, memories and traditions.

Hospice of Michigan knows how the holiday season can be a difficult time for those going through the grieving process, and every year during this time, HOM hosts numerous ‘Hope for the Holidays’ grief support workshops throughout the state. These free events are helpful for anyone who has lost a loved one.

‘Hope for the Holidays’ workshops are among the many free grief support services Hospice of Michigan offers, providing a supportive environment for those struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one. Hospice of Michigan’s grief support programs are open to everyone in the community dealing with the loss of a loved one, regardless of whether they received care from HOM.
Advanced registration is required for this free grief support workshop. To sign-up, please contact Ken Krause at (231) 527-0913 or kkrause@HOM.ORG.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, 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 Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.