Hospice Support Groups

Hospice support is only a phone call away. Contact Hospice of Holland at 616.396.2972 for more information about support groups and to register.

  • A Season of Grief— Monday, November 7, 2022, 6:00pm via Zoom.  The loss of a loved one can make the holiday season an especially difficult time. The idea of celebration can be overwhelming for families. This session will discuss how to plan for the holidays while honoring your loved one’s memories. Please register by calling 616.355.5594 by November 2, 2022 to receive corresponding materials and Zoom information.

  • Annual Memorial Service—Hospice of Holland’s annual Memorial Service offers an evening to remember, to reflect, and to move forward with hope. Held each May, this service offers family members and staff the opportunity to honor and celebrate loved ones who have died the previous year.

The following groups are held periodically, please call 616-355-5594 to find out current schedule or to find out more information. Bereavement counselors remain available for individual support.

  • Journeys—Life becomes unbalanced after the death of a spouse/partner. This workshop gives spouses/partners the opportunity to explore their grief. Topics include raising children, financial concerns and reinvesting in the future. Most appropriate for individuals approaching midlife. 

  • Understanding Grief—An educational seminar for 
adults in understanding and coping with the grief process. Group schedule is based on participant registration.

  • Adult Tears—Losing a parent as an adult can make an individual feel that the world is a whole different place. Join with others who have similar stories to learn, share, and explore those losses. 

  • Tomorrow’s Hope—Parental grief over the death of an adult child can sometimes be overlooked. Connect with parents who have comparable experiences to find support and learn new coping skills.

  • Year Two—For those who find they would benefit from extra support in the second year after loss. This support group is a focused, five-session program that will give grievers the tools they need to move forward. Contact Hospice of Holland at 616.396.2972 for current group schedule and registration.

Hospice Support for Children:

  • Camp Hope—A camp for grieving children. Music, writing, art and movement are used to help children explore and heal their grief. Meets first week in August. Learn more

  • Kids Grieve Too—Death and dying are often difficult for children to understand. This group offers age-appropriate activities to assist children in understanding and coping with the loss of a loved one or friend. Meeting in The Loft, our center designed for children and teens, children can experience privacy and comfort while sharing their stories of grief and loss. Group scheduled based on participant registration.

  • Teenage Grief Support—Caught between childhood and adulthood, teens can be left with a wide range of emotions and concerns when a friend or loved one dies. This program can help teenagers understand and cope with the loss of a loved one. Group scheduled based on participant registration.

Register for a group:
Call 616.396.2972 for current group schedule and registration. All evening groups meet from 5:00pm to 6:30pm unless otherwise indicated.

Support groups are offered as a space where individuals can come together to share their stories, experiences, and lives in a way
that helps
reduce isolation
and loneliness.

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