Groups

We know that you are experiencing a very difficult time, and although you may feel that no one truly knows what you’re going through, it’s important to remember that we are here if you need someone to talk to, or if you just want someone that will listen.

Our support groups allow those who have lost a loved one to find connection, support and understanding with others who have experienced loss. Many individuals find that sharing and connecting with others offers a depth of emotional support that can only come from those who truly understand what they are experiencing. Our group sessions are offered in a warm and supportive environment where every individual can feel heard, supported and validated in their feelings.

ONGOING BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS

All bereavement services are offered to the community at no cost. Expenses are underwritten by grants and individual gifts to Hospice of Lenawee.

Growing Through Grief
A support group that meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month from
7-8 PM. Meets at the Hospice of Lenawee office. Facilitated by Judy Peterson. Open meeting.

Let’s Talk It Over
A support group that meets on the first Wednesdays of each month from 10-11 AM. Meets at Hospice of Lenawee offices. Facilitated by Sharon Van Tuyle. Open meeting.

Understanding Your Grief
This seminar for adults is a six-week (meets once a week) program for those who have experienced a loss through death. This seminar provides educational material and interactive discussion to better understand the grief journey and develop healthy coping skills. Offered in February, May, July & October. AM & PM classes. Facilitated by Judy Peterson and Lori Leu. Registration is required. (263-2323)

Trillium
A support group for women seeking to provide a sense of balance to women who are grieving – focusing on mind, body and spirit. Meets the second Thursday of each month at the Hospice of Lenawee Offices. 6-7 PM. Facilitated by Sharon VanTuyle and Lee Ann Straub.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group
A support group for adults who have experienced a suicide loss. This group meets the 4th Saturday of each month from 9-10 AM at Hospice of Lenawee offices. Facilitated by Lori Leu.

Kaleidoscope

Is a program funded by our local Kiwanis and developed by Lee Ann Straub, Hospice of Lenawee School Liaison, that partners with school systems to address the needs of grieving children and create a safe haven conducive for learning. The program provides grief education materials, individual grief counseling in the school environment, and teacher inservice/grief education. Parents with school age children who have experienced loss are encouraged to call Hospice of Lenawee (517-263-2323) for more information.

Lunch Bunch (Support Group for Hospice Families)
A monthly support/social group for the bereaved adults of our Hospice families we have served. Our volunteers provide a wonderful luncheon on the last Friday of each month with the exception of December. Lunch Bunch meets on the last Friday of the month from 11:30 AM to 1 PM in our conference room.

Casserole Club -Men’s Support Group

Monthly Men’s Support Group meets over a casserole lunch the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 12pm to 1pm, for widowers. Call 263-2323 for more information. Facilitated by Lori Leu.

svantuyle@hospiceoflenawee.org

Various Workshops on specific topics are offered throughout the year. Call the office 517-263-2323 or consult our Events Calendar for details, or e-mail svantuyle@hospiceoflenawee.org for more information.