Monday, December 28, 2015

Arbor Hospice & Palliative Care offers support for grieving parents free of cost

Arbor Hospice & Palliative Care invites grieving parents across southeast Michigan to receive assurance, comfort and guidance in the New Year through Arbor’s Loss of a Child Support Group. This free, eight-week grief support group runs Thursdays from Jan. 14 through March 3 at 7 p.m. at the nonprofit’s office, located at 2366 Oak Valley Drive in Ann Arbor. All are welcome, regardless of whether their loved one received hospice care from the nonprofit organization. 

“The experience of losing a child is especially shocking and overwhelming for parents, even if they have coped with grief in the past,” said Gloria D. Brooks, president of Arbor Hospice & Palliative Care. “Our team is sensitive to the unique experiences of grieving parents and is equipped to provide a caring and supportive environment in our support groups where they can begin to work through the loss.”

Support group participants can find comfort and solidarity in meeting with other grieving parents. In this compassionate setting, Arbor’s staff helps demystify the wide range of physical and emotional reactions associated with loss.

Many members of the community benefit from various grief support groups each year through Arbor Hospice & Palliative Care, and all are free of cost to enable as many people as possible to find the consolation and information they need. Donations to The Arbor Hospice Foundation are appreciated to support the nonprofit’s programming and services for patients and family members.

Support group participants must register by visiting or calling 734-794-5177. Space is limited.

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