Hospice of Michigan Creates Art for the Grieving Heart

Remembering loved ones through creative expressions of grief

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March. 6, 2019) – Loss is anything but easy. To aid the healing process, Hospice of Michigan is hosting Art for the Grieving Heart from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 at the Hospice of Michigan office located at 989 Spaulding SE, Ada 4930.

Art for the Grieving Heart is one of Hospice of Michigan’s free grief support services that offer a supportive environment for those struggling with the loss of a loved one. The event, which will be facilitated by vigil volunteer Sandra Bovee-Bernard, provides a creative outlet for individuals to express their grief through collages filled with favorite memories.

Attendees are instructed to bring copies of photographs, cards or any other memories they would like to include in their collage. No art experience is needed. Hospice of Michigan will provide supplies to use.

Art for the Grieving Heart is open to those in the community who would like to remember a lost loved one. To register, contact Sue Glover at 616-356-5255 or at sglover@hom.org.

About Hospice of Michigan

A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the nonprofit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 6,500 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701.