Hospice offers grief support groups for Wayne County area

Starting this fall, Arbor Hospice will offer support groups to educate and support anyone who has experienced any loss through death.
The groups are available to anyone in the community whether or not they have received hospice care from Arbor. There is no charge to attend a support group, but donations are welcomed to help support Arbor Hospice programs.
Beginning Sept. 21 through Nov. 9, eight-week sessions on adult loss of a parent and loss of a spouse or partner will meet separately on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at a location yet to be determined. To register call (734) 486-4060 or e-mail info@arborhospice.org Sept. 7.
Hospice officials note that grief is a complex journey that continues long after a significant person has passed on. The programs of Arbor Hospice’s Grief Services offer a safe environment where those who have experienced a loss can find comfort, support and hope.
Support groups are an opportunity to share with others their experience of losing a loved one, hospice officials say. Focused support groups, such as those specifically for those who have lost a mother or spouse, provide an environment to meet other individuals who have experienced a similar situation. Support group participants understand your story in a way that your family or friends may not comprehend.
Arbor Hospice serves communities in Washtenaw and western Wayne Counties and Downriver ,with branches in Ann Arbor, Northville and Trenton. For more information go to www.arborhospice.org or call (888) 992-2273.