Virtual Touch Programs

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

Hospice of Michigan is sensitive to the current outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the anxiety that you may be feeling. The safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our priority.

It is also our priority to continue to provide bereavement support to the communities we serve.

While we have temporarily suspended our face-to-face support groups, we are pleased to offer several opportunities to join virtual grief support groups to help keep you connected and supported during these uncertain times.

Joining a virtual group is very simple - you can join by phone or by computer.

Please feel free to join any of the virtual support group options - you are welcome to join more than one. Please contact the Grief Support Services Manager leading the group you would like to attend. They will provide you with the information needed to participate.

We recognize that these challenging times can impact our grief and hope you will consider attending.


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Parental Grief

This one time seminar is open to all parents who are grieving the loss of a child. Clifford and Jane Denay will describe their grief journey as they mourned the death of their adult son.
Tuesday, May 4th, from 1:00pm -2:00pm
RSVP with Will Gasper at 231-444-3350 | wgasper@hom.org


Men Overcoming Loss

This online support group is for men who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Join virtually with men across the state from your computer or mobile device.
1st Tuesday of the month, from 6:00pm -7:30pm
3rd Tuesday of the month, from 6:00pm -7:15pm
RSVP with Will Gasper at 231-444-3350 | wgasper@hom.org or Wes Lawton at 586-263-8514 | wlawton@hom.org

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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.

General

Open to anyone grieving a loss.

1st Wednesday of the month | 2pm - 3:30pm
RSVP with Jackie Morris at 313-578-6328 | jmorris@hom.org

2nd Tuesday of the month | 6pm - 7:30pm
RSVP with David Keller at 231-527-0913 | dkeller@hom.org

3rd Tuesday of the month | 1pm - 2:30pm
RSVP with Jackie Morris at 313-578-6328 | jmorris@hom.org

2nd Wednesday of the month | 1pm - 2pm
RSVP with Will Gasper at 231-444-3350 | wgasper@hom.org

1st and 3rd Friday of the month | 10:30am - 11:30am
RSVP with Cynthia Palmer at 248-334-1323 | cpalmer@hom.org


Living On  Young Adults

An open, ongoing, monthly group for people in their 20s and 30s. Facilitated by Arbor Hospice and Hospice of Michigan Grief Counselors.
1st Monday of the month, from 6:00pm -7:15pm
RSVP with Wes Lawton at 586-263-8514 | wlawton@hom.org


Living On – Loss from COVID

A grief support group for people who have experienced a death of a loved one from COVID. This group will meet monthly to discuss topics of grief and loss. Facilitated by Arbor Hospice and Hospice of Michigan Grief Counselors.
3rd Wednesday of the month (starts April) | 6pm – 7:15pm
RSVP with Jackie Morris at 313-578-6328 | jmorris@hom.org


Living On – Loss of Spouse or Partner

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


Living On – Loss of Adult Child

An open, ongoing, monthly group for those who have lost an adult child where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending on the interests of those attending the group.
2nd Thursday of the month | 6pm – 7:15pm
RSVP with Wes Lawton at 586-263-8514 | wlawton@hom.org