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Support Group and Seminar Descriptions

Ongoing Support Groups

Living On
These are on-going groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending on the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups is to express feelings and experiences related to the loss in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental environment.

Bereavement Series

Journey Through Grief
This program is a series of weekly sessions offering insights and coping skills for an adult’s journey through grief. Practical handouts are provided with each session. Advanced registration is required.

Griefshare™
Griefshare is a faith-based grief program open to anyone in the community grieving a loss. It’s led by a Griefshare-certified facilitator. Advanced registration is required. www.griefshare.com.

Special Sessions

Memorial Service
Memorial services are regularly scheduled around the state to provide an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of our loved one. Participants are encourages to share their memories in a variety of ways – through readings, music, poetry, photos, mementos, etc.

Hope After Loss
A presentation in the perspective of hope in the midst of mourning.


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Writing Through Loss 9:00 am
Writing Through Loss @ Michael's Place
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – Oct 25 @ 9:00 am
Poetry and writing as a means to heal on the journey of grief.  Facilitated by Kathryn Holl, MA, LPC and Melissa Fournier, MSW. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
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Lunch Bunch 11:30 am
Lunch Bunch @ TBD: call for registration
Oct 2 @ 11:30 am
A social group for those who have lost a spouse or partner and are interested in sharing a meal together.  Join us for this monthly group at a local restaurant.  Please contact for more information[...]
Living On 6:00 pm
Living On @ Hospice of Michigan office
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Grief and Loss topics are discussed at this monthly meeting. The focus of the group is to express feelings related to the loss in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.
Living On Support Group 6:00 pm
Living On Support Group @ Hospice of Michigan office
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Men and Grief 6:30 pm
Men and Grief @ Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The focus of this men’s group is to express feelings and experiences related to loss in a supportive and caring environment. The discussion is led by a male volunteer. Weather cancellations posted to https://mercyhealth.com/Cancellations *Dates:[...]
Journey through Grief 7:00 pm
Journey through Grief @ St. John Vianney
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This program is a series of weekly sessions offering insights and coping skills for an adult’s journey through grief. Practical handouts are provided with each session. Advanced registration is requested. 5 consecutive Tuesdays 7pm-8:30pm: Oct[...]
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Living On — Grand Rapids Area 1:00 pm
Living On — Grand Rapids Area @ Hospice of Michigan
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
This monthly support group meets on the 1st Thursday of every month. During the group, grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending upon the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups[...]
Living On — Southfield 1st and 3rd Thursday 1:00 pm
Living On — Southfield 1st and 3rd Thursday @ Hospice of Michigan Office
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
These are on-going groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending upon the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups is to express feelings and experiences related[...]
Living On — Macomb County (1st Thursday) 1:30 pm
Living On — Macomb County (1st Thursday) @ Hospice of Michigan Office
Oct 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
These are on-going groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending upon the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups is to express feelings and experiences related[...]
Journey through Grief 7:00 pm
Journey through Grief @ St. Pius Church
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This program is a series of weekly sessions offering insights and coping skills for an adult’s journey through grief. Practical handouts are provided with each session. Advance registration is requested. 5 consecutive Thursdays 7:00pm-8:30pm: Sept[...]
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Men Overcoming Loss 10:00 am
Men Overcoming Loss @ Hospice of Michigan
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A four-part series focused on supporting men adjusting to loss. Helpful insights to assist men with moving through the grief process are provided. Discussion led by male Grief Support Services Manager, Will Gasper, LPC. Dates we[...]
Crocheting Through Grief 4:00 pm
Crocheting Through Grief @ Hospice of Michigan Office
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
A unique group where grief and loss topics are addressed in an informal but supportive manner. Topics are discussed depending on interests of those attending the group. The focus of this group is to practice[...]
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Living On: Loss of Spouse/ Partner 12:00 pm
Living On: Loss of Spouse/ Partner @ Hospice of Michigan office
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm
On-going open group where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending upon interest of the group.  The focus of this group is to express feelings and experiences related to the loss of[...]
Living On – Fremont 1:00 pm
Living On – Fremont @ True North Community Services
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Living On is a series of ongoing groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending on the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups is to express[...]
Living On Support Group- Alpena 2:00 pm
Living On Support Group- Alpena @ Alpena Hospice of Michigan Office
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
These are on-going groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending upon the interests of those attending the group.  The focus of these groups is to express feelings and experiences related[...]
Journey through Grief 7:00 pm
Journey through Grief @ St. John Vianney
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This program is a series of weekly sessions offering insights and coping skills for an adult’s journey through grief. Practical handouts are provided with each session. Advanced registration is requested. 5 consecutive Tuesdays 7pm-8:30pm: Oct[...]
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Men Overcoming Loss 9:00 am
Men Overcoming Loss @ Hospice of Michigan
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Men Overcoming Loss is a 4 part series that will be presented by Will Gasper, an expert on grief and loss. Will Gasper has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 14 years. The 4 part[...]
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Art for the Grieving Heart: Creating a Collage 2:00 pm
Art for the Grieving Heart: Creating a Collage @ Hospice of Michigan
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sandra Bovee- Bernard, Hospice of Michigan vigil volunteer, will facilitate the creation of a collage. The collage will be created with magazines and images to express your grief journey. Please bring copies of photos, cards[...]
Journey through Grief 7:00 pm
Journey through Grief @ St. Pius Church
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This program is a series of weekly sessions offering insights and coping skills for an adult’s journey through grief. Practical handouts are provided with each session. Advance registration is requested. 5 consecutive Thursdays 7:00pm-8:30pm: Sept[...]
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Living On: Loss of Spouse 12:00 pm
Living On: Loss of Spouse @ Hospice of Michigan
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
 
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Journey through Grief 7:00 pm
Journey through Grief @ St. John Vianney
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This program is a series of weekly sessions offering insights and coping skills for an adult’s journey through grief. Practical handouts are provided with each session. Advanced registration is requested. 5 consecutive Tuesdays 7pm-8:30pm: Oct[...]
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Living On Support Group- Gaylord 1:00 pm
Living On Support Group- Gaylord @ Hospice of Michigan office, Gaylord
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Living On — Southfield 1st and 3rd Thursday 1:00 pm
Living On — Southfield 1st and 3rd Thursday @ Hospice of Michigan Office
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
These are on-going groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending upon the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups is to express feelings and experiences related[...]
Journey through Grief 7:00 pm
Journey through Grief @ St. Pius Church
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This program is a series of weekly sessions offering insights and coping skills for an adult’s journey through grief. Practical handouts are provided with each session. Advance registration is requested. 5 consecutive Thursdays 7:00pm-8:30pm: Sept[...]
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Men Overcoming Loss 10:00 am
Men Overcoming Loss @ Hospice of Michigan
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A four-part series focused on supporting men adjusting to loss. Helpful insights to assist men with moving through the grief process are provided. Discussion led by male Grief Support Services Manager, Will Gasper, LPC. Dates we[...]
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Journey through Grief 7:00 pm
Journey through Grief @ St. John Vianney
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This program is a series of weekly sessions offering insights and coping skills for an adult’s journey through grief. Practical handouts are provided with each session. Advanced registration is requested. 5 consecutive Tuesdays 7pm-8:30pm: Oct[...]
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Men Overcoming Loss 9:00 am
Men Overcoming Loss @ Hospice of Michigan
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Men Overcoming Loss is a 4 part series that will be presented by Will Gasper, an expert on grief and loss. Will Gasper has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 14 years. The 4 part[...]
Living On Support Group – Big Rapids 3:00 pm
Living On Support Group – Big Rapids @ Big Rapids Hospice of Michigan Office
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Living On is a series of ongoing groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending on the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups is to express[...]
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Journey through Grief 7:00 pm
Journey through Grief @ St. John Vianney
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This program is a series of weekly sessions offering insights and coping skills for an adult’s journey through grief. Practical handouts are provided with each session. Advanced registration is requested. 5 consecutive Tuesdays 7pm-8:30pm: Oct[...]
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