Gaylord, Michigan, June 24, 2015 – Hospice of Michigan will hold a communitywide Fly & Remember memorial event in Gaylord on Saturday, July 25.
Attendees of the free event will have the opportunity to personalize a kite in memory of their loved one and then fly it in that person’s honor. The event is open to anyone who has experienced loss, not just those who have used HOM’s program.
“Fly & Remember offers families an opportunity to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have died,” said Stacey Malenfant, grief support services manager at Hospice of Michigan. “It’s a day to laugh, smile and remember the deceased in a positive, healthy way.”
The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon at Aspen Ridge Retirement Village, 1261 Village Pkwy.
To register, contact Malenfant at 989.705.2603 or visit https://hom.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=FLY_and_Remember. HOM is also offering families the opportunity to make a donation and fly a virtual kite if they are unable to attend the event.
Fly & Remember, which was first held in 2009, is just one of many ways that HOM works with patients and their families to offer support, strength and guidance through the emotional challenges of loss.
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 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 health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.