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Hospice of Michigan Offers Grief Support Groups This Fall

Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 6, 2014 – Hospice of Michigan will offer free support groups in Ann Arbor this fall focused on dealing with grief.

Each of the groups will allow participants an opportunity to express their feelings in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental environment.

Support groups include:

  • Living on, this ongoing group is held on the second and fourth Monday of the each month at HOM’s Ann Arbor office, 555 Briarwood Circle, Suite 140, from 6:30-8 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to express feelings and share experiences related to loss of a loved one.
  • Hope After Loss, held on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Nie Family Funeral Home, 3767 W. Liberty Rd., in Ann Arbor from 6:30-8 p.m. This educational presentation will address the difficulty of coping with the loss of a friend or loved one and provide a better understanding of the grief process.

These programs are free and open to the community. Prior registration is required. To register, contact Margie Martin at 734.769.5821.

Hospice of Michigan also offers workshops and group presentations to schools, churches, businesses and communities dealing with a loss, to help them understand the grieving process. Visit or contact Martin for additional details.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary Ann Sabo
Sabo Public Relations, 616.485.1432
Kristin Lynn
Sabo Public Relations, 248.709.1405

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 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 Hospice of Michigan Institute. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit


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Beach Town

When summer comes, traffic heading north from Detroit gets heavy, but hearts are light. Sand and water, and even an open rural road through a beach town have the power to lift the weary. My family has headed north for more than 50 years, when my grandparents were young and they put six kids in the Torino wagon and told them to shout when they saw the lake. My grandfather went north every summer – even his last. When his doctor told him he had just two months to live, he said, “I want to die at the cabin.” Hospice of Michigan has teams in northern Michigan and they got the cabin ready. For this journey north, I was at the wheel. He looked steadfastly out the window, and smiled at me when he said, “I’ll shout when I see the lake.”