COVID-19 Loss Support Group Highlights Hospice of Michigan’s Series of Virtual Grief Support Sessions

Not-for-profit’s COVID-19 grief support group will be held third Wednesday of every month; all virtual sessions available for anyone mourning the loss of a loved one

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (April 13, 2021) – Hospice of Michigan is continuing to offer virtual grief support groups throughout the spring and summer months for Michiganders experiencing the loss of a loved one.

The ongoing virtual sessions, highlighted by Hospice of Michigan’s first COVID-19-specific grief support group, offer the same content as in-person sessions – and individuals can join by phone or computer. Virtual sessions also ensure bereaved individuals and families receive uninterrupted emotional support while protecting their physical well-being, as well as that of Hospice of Michigan volunteers and staff.

For more information on individual groups, please visit Hospice of Michigan’s Virtual Touch Programs. The following virtual grief support events are scheduled to take place:

Parental Grief Seminar with Guest Speaker Clifford Denay: Author of Parents’ Grief: Daily Meditations for Healing After the Death of a Child

  • Tuesday, May 4 – 1 until 2 p.m.

Living On Grief Support Groups

  • First and third Friday of the month: April 16, May 7 and 21, June 4 and 18, July 2 and 16 and Aug. 6 and 20 – 10:30 until 11:30 a.m.
  • RSVP to Cynthia Palmer: (248) 334-1323 or cpalmer@hom.org
  • First Wednesday of the month: May 5, June 2, July 7 and Aug. 4 – 2 until 3:30 p.m.
  • Second Wednesday of the month: April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14 and Aug. 11 – 1 until 2 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday of the month: April 13, May 11, June 15, July 13 and Aug. 10 – 6 until 7:30 p.m.
  • Third Tuesday of the month: April 20, May 18, June 22, July 20 and Aug. 17 – 1 until 2:30 p.m.

Living On: Loss from COVID

  • Third Wednesday of the month: April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21 and Aug. 18 – 6 until 7:15 p.m.

Living On: Loss of Adult Child

  • Second Thursday of the month: May 13, June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12 – 6 until 7:15 p.m.

Living On: Loss of a Spouse or Partner

  • Second and fourth Thursday of the month: April 22, May 13 and 27, June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22 and Aug. 12 and 26 – 2 until 3:15 p.m.
  • RSVP to Kjirsten Boeve: (231) 929-1557 or kboeve@hom.org

Living On for Young Adults

  • First Monday of the month: May 3, June 7, July 5 and Aug. 2 – 6 until 7:15 p.m.
  • RSVP to Wes Lawton: (586) 263-8514 or wlawton@hom.org

Men Overcoming Loss

  • First Tuesday of the month: May 4, June 1, July 6, and Aug. 3 – 6 until 7:30 p.m.
  • Third Tuesday of the month: April 20, June 18, July 20 and Aug. 17 – 6 until 7:15 p.m.

“More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Hospice of Michigan is honored to offer families mourning the loss of a loved one with safe and effective grief support services,” said Karen Monts, grief support services director for Hospice of Michigan. “When this pandemic started, we were quick to shift our services to a virtual format, and it has proven to be extremely beneficial for everyone involved. We look forward to continuing to provide these critical bereavement services to anybody who needs them.”

For more information on Hospice of Michigan’s virtual grief support groups across the state, please contact Karen Monts at kmonts@HOM.ORG or (313) 578-6326. You can also visit www.hom.org or call (888) 247-5701.

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 5,400 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888-247-5701 or visit www.hom.org.