Hospice of Michigan to Host Free ‘Men In Grief’ Lunch Group Sessions in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Sept. 3, 2019) – Hospice of Michigan, the state’s original and largest not-for-profit hospice provider, is set to continue its monthly luncheons for men going through the grieving process after losing a loved one. The sessions will begin Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 1 until 2:30 p.m. at the American Legion 459, 658 Michigan St. NE in Grand Rapids. Additional sessions will be held Wednesdays, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. While the meetings are free, attendees are asked to cover the cost of their meal and beverage.

Men grieve differently from women, and the differences will be explored with discussion led by Hospice of Michigan grief support specialists such as moderator Larry Duggan, a Hospice of Michigan volunteer for the past 13 years. When it comes to dealing with the death of a loved one, men often suppress their grief in light of cultural expectations that they remain strong and in control. Suppressing sadness over the loss of a loved one, however, can have a long-lasting, and even permanent, negative impact on a man’s emotional health.

Hospice of Michigan’s grief support programs are open to everyone in the community dealing with the loss of a loved one, regardless of whether they received care from HOM. The not-for-profit’s ‘Men in Grief’ support group is among the many free grief support services Hospice of Michigan offers, providing a supportive environment for those struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one.

For more information and to register for Men in Grief, please contact Sue Glover at 616.356.5255 or 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 not-for-profit 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 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.