Hospice of Michigan to host free Loss of Spouse seminar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI. Feb. 27, 2018 – Hospice of Michigan will host a free Loss of Spouse seminar and discussion on healing after the loss of a partner from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 at the Hospice of Michigan office located at 989 Spaulding Ave., S.E. in Ada.

With a message of hope, author and guest speaker Ron Gries will share excerpts from his book, Through Death to Life, while leading the discussion. Following his wife Patty’s terminal cancer diagnosis, a four and a half year journey began that brought the ideals of preciousness of living, sadness of death, totality of grief, wonder of healing and overwhelming power of faith to the forefront of Gries’ life.

By sharing challenges of his grief, Gries helps inspire other grieving individuals on their journey of healing.

The seminar is intended for those who have lost a spouse or life partner. All members of the community are invited to attend regardless of whether their loved one received services through Hospice of Michigan. Refreshments will be served.

To register, contact Sue Glover at sglover@hom.org or 616-356-5255.


About Hospice of Michigan

A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state.  The nonprofit cares for nearly 1,800 patients each day, raising more than $5 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured.  HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. In January 2016, HOM joined forces with Arbor Hospice and Palliative Care, strengthening the mission of nonprofit hospice in Michigan to ensure patients and their caregivers receive the highest quality of care. For more information, call 888.247.5701.