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Grief Workshop and Seminar Schedule


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This eight-week workshop is available to anyone who is grieving a death. Each session includes a speaker who shares their own experiences and journey through the grieving process. As a part of the workshop, grievers are placed into small groups according to their loss (i.e. spouse, parent, child, etc.) and given the opportunity to share their feelings and challenges with others. Participants find this workshop to be an instrumental turning point in changing their lives in positive ways, including: new friends, improving family relationships, and learning better coping mechanisms.


*PLEASE NOTE*: To RSVP for this workshop, call the New Hope office at 248-348-0115 or email griefhelp@newhopecenter.net. There is no cost to attend. Last minute registration will be available at the door. However, pre-registration is recommended to be best placed in your breakout group. Small groups closed after 2nd week's session. The opening talks are open throughout the workshop to anyone grieving a death. 



2019 Event Schedule




This two-hour seminar provides an understanding about the basics of the grief journey and is a great first step for those grieving the death of a loved one or those who are interested in learning more about ways to care for those in grief. Light lunch will be provided.


Next event to be posted soon.


To pre-register, contact our office at 517-546-0100 or email julie@borekjennings.com.





When: Starting September 10th, 2019 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Where: 1903 Wolf Creek Hwy., Adrian, MI 49221


Six week educational seminar to help those experiencing loss better understand the grief journey & develop healthy coping skills. *Registration required. Seminars held at Hospice of Lenawee.


Workshops are free of charge. To register call: (517) 263-2323





Writing Through Loss – Virtual Connection


When: September 23 - 11:00 pm


Arbor Hospice is welcoming Writing Through Loss expert Kathryn Holl, MA, LPC.  Kathryn is a Grief Support Services Manager at NorthStar Care Community.  Kathryn has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and counselor, providing support, teaching, and resources to individuals, family and community via counseling, professional educational workshops, and memorial services.  She co-developed Writing Through Loss, a poetry and writing program for bereaved individuals.


To learn more or to RSVP call or email Cindy Palmer at cpalmer@arborhospice.org or 734-794-5177.





Ann Arbor Open House at Ele's Place


When: September 29, 2019 - 1:00 to 4:00 PM


Where: 5665 Hines Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Visit Ele’s Place in their New Home!  Everyone is Welcome!   Tour our new Home for Healing Hearts and learn more about our grief programs for Children, Teens & Families.  Enjoy light refreshments.




Ele's Place Open House



 GrieveWell Pop Up


When: October 4th, 9 AM -12 PM


Where: Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple Saline, MI 48176


Find the GrieveWell table at the SASC 2019 Health Fair. They will have resources and information on grief, grief support, peer counseling, upcoming workshops and more!






KDB Melanoma Walk Pop Up


When: October 6, 2019 - 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Where: Kensington Metropark, Martindale Beach Pavilion, 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI 48380


Find the GrieveWell table at the annual KDB Melanoma 5K Run/Walk at Kensington Metropark on October 6! The will staff available to answer questions as well as resources and activities in honor of lost loved ones. Learn more about the event at www.melanomawalk.org.


GrieveWell (734) 975-0238






 Grief 101


When: October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Where: Pittsfield Library, 2359 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103


This educational meeting will provide attendees with important resources and information for those faced with the loss of a loved one.  Grief 101 will explore what is normal during the grief process, strategies for coping, suggestions for self-care, and available community support.  There will also be time for questions and answers at the end of the workshop.


To register contact Cindy Palmer at 734-794-5177 cpalmer@arborhospice.org



Ann Arbor Healing Hearts Society Fundraising Breakfast


When: October 15, 2019






Grieve Well: Understanding Grief - FREE 1- hour workshop


When: October 29, 7-8 PM 


Where: Dexter Wellness Center, 2810 Baker Rd. Dexter, MI 48130


Did you know that there are healthy ways to grieve? The first step is to understand this painful but important part of life. During this presentation, you will learn about grief and the effects it has on one’s physical and emotional health. You will receive information and resources to help you move through your grief journey in a way that leads toward healing. This presentation is for those who are mourning the death of a loved one, those supporting someone who is grieving, or for those who want more information about grief. This workshop is made possible by the Dexter Community Fund, managed by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.


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2019 Workshop Schedule


Fall 2019

When: September 23 - November 11
Eight Consecutive Monday Evenings from 7:00pm - 8:45 p.m.


Where: Ward Church - 40000 Six Mile Rd. Northville, MI 48168
Conference Room Enter church doors #6 or #7


To RSVP for this workshop, call the New Hope office at 248-348-0115 or email griefhelp@newhopecenter.net



2019 Seminar Schedule 

Hope for the Holidays


Holidays can be overwhelming after the death of a loved one. Discussion during holiday seminars often includes planning for Thanksgiving/Christmas, but may also include discussion about Mother's/Fathers Day and other challenging special days after a loss.

When: Monday, December 2nd at 7pm.


Where: Ward Church - 40000 Six Mile Rd. Northville, MI 48168
Chapel Suite #3


To RSVP for this workshop, call the New Hope office at 248-348-0115 or email griefhelp@newhopecenter.net