Virtual Touch Programs

Wesley Lawton, Grief Support Services Manager, conducts a virtual support group 

Hospice of Michigan understands the significance of losing a loved one and the impact it can have on an individual and is pleased to offer a variety of in-person and virtual programming.

Whether participating in a group or seminar, Hospice of Michigan’s trained grief counselors provide a safe and supportive environment to express feelings, better understand the grief process, and connect with others.

These services are offered at no charge and are available to any community member mourning the loss of a loved one.

Registration is required to attend all groups. The Grief Journey Manager leading the group or seminar will provide the information needed to participate.


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Men Overcoming Loss

These online support groups are designed for men who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Join virtually from your computer or mobile device.
Men Overcoming Loss: General (Virtual & In-Person)
Designed for men grieving any type of loss.
1st Tuesday of the month; begins in Feb. | 6pm-7:30pm
Hospice of Michigan, 932 N Mitchell St., Cadillac

RSVP with Will Gasper • 231-444-3350 • wgasper@hom.org

Men Overcoming Loss: Grieving Dads (Virtual & In-Person)
1st Wednesday of the month | 6:30pm-7:30pm
Hospice of Michigan, 400 Perry Ave., Big Rapids
RSVP with David Keller • 231-527-0913 • dkeller@hom.org

Men Overcoming Loss: Partner/Spouse (Virtual & In-Person)
3rd Tuesday of the month | 6pm-7:30pm
Hospice of Michigan, 39531 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp
RSVP with Wes Lawton • 586-263-8514 • wlawton@hom.org

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GRIEF AFTER DEMENTIA (Virtual only)

For anyone who has lost someone to Alzheimer’s Disease or other type of dementia. In partnership with Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter.
2nd Tuesday of the month | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
RSVP with Alexandra Irwin • 989-705-2603 • airwin@hom.org

LUNCH BUNCH (In-Person)

The Lunch Bunch is a meal-centered social group for individuals who have lost a spouse or partner and are interested in sharing a meal together. Each group meets monthly at a different restaurant in Oakland County. If you are interested in meeting some new friends and sharing a meal with other widows and widowers, please contact us for more information. 
2nd Wednesday of the month| 11:30am - 1pm
Oakland County Restaurant
RSVP with Cindy Palmer • 248-334-1323 • cpalmer@hom.org

2nd Wednesday of the month| 11:30am - 12:30pm
Harringtons By the Bay, 13890 S W Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City
RSVP with Kjirsten Boeve • 231-929-1557 • kboeve@hom.org

THE SUPPER CLUB (In-Person)

The Supper Club is a meal-centered social group for individuals who have lost a spouse or partner and are interested in sharing a meal together at a Bloomfield restaurant. If you are interested in meeting some new friends and sharing a meal with other widows and widowers, please contact us for more information.
4th Tuesday of the month| 6pm - 7pm
Various restaurants in Bloomfield
RSVP with Cindy Palmer • 248-334-1323 • cpalmer@hom.org


Living On

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

In-Person Groups

1st Monday of the month (starting in February) | 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Hospice of Michigan, 10850 Traverse Hwy., Ste 3325
RSVP with Kjirsten Boeve • 231-929-1557 • kboeve@hom.org

1st Tuesday of the month  | 6pm - 7pm
Bloomfield Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Twp.
RSVP with Cynthia Palmer • 248-334-1323 • cpalmer@hom.org

3rd Tuesday of the month | 1pm - 2:30pm
Eton Senior Recreation Center, 4900 Pardee Ave., Dearborn Heights
RSVP with Jackie Morris • 313-578-6328 • jmorris@hom.org

2nd Friday of the month | 11:30am - 1pm
Woodhaven Community Center, 23101 Hall Rd., Woodhaven
RSVP with Jackie Morris • 313-578-6328 • jmorris@hom.org

3rd Friday of the month | 10:30am - 11:30am
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak
RSVP with Cynthia Palmer • 248-334-1323 • cpalmer@hom.org

In-Person Groups with Virtual Option (Zoom)

4th Monday of the month | 2pm - 3:15pm
Hospice of Michigan, 39531 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp
RSVP with Wes Lawton • 586-263-8514 • wlawton@hom.org

2nd Tuesday of the month | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Hospice of Michigan, 400 Perry Ave., Big Rapids
RSVP with David Keller • 231-527-0913 • dkeller@hom.org

2nd Wednesday of the month | 1pm - 2:30pm
Hospice of Michigan, 932 N. Mitchell St., Cadillac
RSVP with Will Gasper • 231-444-3350 • wgasper@hom.org

Virtual only (Zoom)

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month | 1:30pm - 3pm
RSVP with Jackie Morris • 313-578-6328 • jmorris@hom.org

1st Friday of the month | 10:30am - 11:30am
RSVP with Cynthia Palmer • 248-334-1323 • cpalmer@hom.org

Living On – Young Adults (Virtual Only)

An open, ongoing group for people in their 20s and 30s. Facilitated by Arbor Hospice and Hospice of Michigan Grief Counselors.
1st Monday of the month | 6pm – 7:15pm
RSVP with Wes Lawton • 586-263-8514 • wlawton@hom.org

Living On – Adult Loss of Parent (Virtual only)

When you lose your parent as an adult, there is much to do: contact family, organize a funeral, and go through your parent’s belongings. This program will provide education on the grief process and will facilitate conversations focused on sharing of feelings, experiences and coping strategies.
4th Tuesday & 2nd Wednesday of the month | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
RSVP with David Keller at 231-527-0913 | dkeller@hom.org

Living On – Loss of Adult Child (Virtual only)

An open, ongoing group for people who have lost an Adult Child.
2nd Thursday of the month | 10:30am – 11:45am
RSVP with David Keller at 231-527-0913 | dkeller@hom.org

Living On – Loss of Adult Child (Virtual only)

An open, ongoing group for people who have lost an Adult Child.
2nd Thursday of the month | 10:30am – 11:45am
RSVP with David Keller • 231-527-0913 • dkeller@hom.org

Living On – Loss of Spouse or Partner (Virtual only)

Come and share, or simply listen, as we discuss the various intricacies and many facets of grief after the loss of a spouse/partner.
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month; begins in Sept. | 6pm – 7:15pm
RSVP with Stacy Malenfant • 989-358-4295 • smalenfa@hom.org

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month | 2pm – 3:15pm
RSVP with Kjirsten Boeve • 231-929-1557 • kboeve@hom.org


SEMINARS AND SPECIAL SERIES

Series-Journey Through Grief (In-Person)

This is a weekly support group in which we will explore the Six Needs of Mourning as described by Dr. Alan Wolfelt: Acknowledge the reality of the death, Embrace the pain of the loss, Remember the person who died, Develop a new self-identity, Search for meaning and receive ongoing support from others. There will be time for discussion and sharing. No new members will be admitted to this group after the 2nd week. Registration is required.
Every Wednesday; Feb 1st thru Feb. 22nd | 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hospice of Michigan, 400 Galleria Officentre, #400, Southfield
RSVP with Cindy Palmer • 248-334-1323 • cpalmer@hom.org

Grief 101 (Virtual only)

An overview of grief and loss for those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. Registration is required. 
Thursday; Jan 12, 2023 | 6:30pm - 8pm
RSVP with Cindy Palmer • 248-334-1323 • cpalmer@hom.org

Hope After Loss-Loss of a Child (In-Person)

Come and share, or simply listen, as we discuss the various intricacies and many facets of grief after the loss of a child. Practical handouts will be provided. 
Tuesday, Jan. 24. 2023 | 6pm - 7:30pm
James H Cole Home for Funerals, 16100 Schaefer Hwy., Detroit
RSVP with Jackie Morris • 313-578-6328 • jmorris@hom.org

Loss of Spouse/Partner, featuring Ron Gries, author of "Through Death to Life" (Virtual & In-Person)

Hear Ron's authentic and hopeful story of living through his wife's illness and death, and of his grieving and healing. Ron will share excerpts of his book and discuss how writing helped him on his journey. A light lunch will be provided for those joining in -person, and those joining virtually are invited to enjoy their own during the seminar. Registration is required.
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 | 12pm - 1pm
Kaatz Funeral Directors l Hamilton Chapel
226 Crocker Blvd., Mt. Clemens

RSVP with Wes Lawton • 586-263-8514 • wlawton@hom.org

Friday; Feb. 10, 2023 | 11:30a.m. - 1pm
Woodhaven Community Center, 23101 Hall Rd., Woodhaven
RSVP with Jackie Morris • 313-578-6328 • jmorris@hom.org

Hope After Loss-Loss of a Spouse/( In-Person)

Come and share, or simply listen as we discuss the various intricacies and many facets of grief after loss of a spouse. Practical handouts will be provided.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023  | 6p.m. - 7:30pm
James H Cole Home for Funerals, 2624 W Grand Blvd., Detroit
RSVP with Jackie Morris • 313-578-6328 • jmorris@hom.org

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