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Grief Support Events

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Community Connect

Saturday, February 4th, 2023, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Presented by The Livingston County Homeless Continuum of Care Committee


This free event connects people with needed information, resources, and free services in a family-friendly, convenient environment. Guests are provided access to free health screenings, legal consultation, employment services featuring local job opportunities, food, clothing, books, personal care items, haircuts, and much more.


The event is specific to Livingston County folks and will provide basic needs such as personal care items, pantry staples, household paper items like toilet paper, laundry detergent and to-go box lunch.


Borek Jennings Funeral Home will be on-site to provide grief support referrals, information about veterans burial benefits, and state burial services. 


Where: 

2|42 Community Church Brighton

7526 Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48114


No Registration Necessary! 




Coping with Grief and Loss - A Stay Well Workshop Series (Virtual)

Monday, February 6th, 6:00pm

Presented by Michigan Department of Health & Human Services


The workshops will explain commonly-experienced emotions and guide you through exercises involving art, writing, and relaxation to help process these feelings. They are led by clinical mental health counselor Zeinab Moussa, M.A., LLPC, who specializes in helping people work through personal issues in their lives.


Supplies needed: plain paper; markers, crayons, pencil or pen.


Register for as many sessions as you like. All are free of charge.


DATES AND TOPICS

Monday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. OR Wednesday, Jan. 18 at noon – Denial

Monday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. OR Wednesday, Jan. 25 at noon – Anger

Monday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. OR Wednesday, Feb. 1. at noon – Depression & Anxiety

Monday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. OR Wednesday, Feb. 8 at noon – Closure & Healing


Registration:

https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/resources/mental-health-resources/help-lines/webinar-videos/webinars/coping-with-grief-and-loss




Beginning the Grief Journey Seminar (Virtual or In-Person) 

Monday, February 6th, 2023, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented by New Hope Center for Grief Support


The “Beginning the Grief Journey” Seminar provides an understanding of the basics of the grief journey, and is a great first step for those grieving the loss of a loved one. If you have been left feeling lost or overwhelmed after a loss, we encourage you to join us for this seminar. The “Beginning the Grief Journey” is offered in the Winter and Summer. The next seminar is on Monday, Febuary 6th, and will be offered virtually and at Ward Church


Location: 

Virtual or In-Person at

Ward Church Northville

40000 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168


Registration:

Call New Hope Center for Grief Support at (248) 348-0115 or click here

https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E345741&id=128




Coping with Grief and Loss - A Stay Well Workshop Series (Virtual)

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023, 12:00pm

Presented by Michigan Department of Health & Human Services


The workshops will explain commonly-experienced emotions and guide you through exercises involving art, writing, and relaxation to help process these feelings. They are led by clinical mental health counselor Zeinab Moussa, M.A., LLPC, who specializes in helping people work through personal issues in their lives.


Supplies needed: plain paper; markers, crayons, pencil or pen.


Register for as many sessions as you like. All are free of charge.


DATES AND TOPICS

Monday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. OR Wednesday, Jan. 18 at noon – Denial

Monday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. OR Wednesday, Jan. 25 at noon – Anger

Monday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. OR Wednesday, Feb. 1. at noon – Depression & Anxiety

Monday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. OR Wednesday, Feb. 8 at noon – Closure & Healing


Registration:

https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/resources/mental-health-resources/help-lines/webinar-videos/webinars/coping-with-grief-and-loss




Facing the Mourning Workshop

Sundays, February 12th, 19th, 26th & March 5th, 2023, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Presented by Borek Jennings Funeral Homes


An interactive support group designed to help with the grieving process by using visual and thought provoking tools. During these four sessions, the participants will share their story, build memorials, compose letters, write in journals and develop goals with milestones. This workshop is designed for all types of losses, individuals and family members.


This workshop is offered at no cost, but registration is required. 


Week 1: Keeping the Memories Alive

Learn how to honor your loved on by building memorials. The group will discuss memorial ideas, share memorials that have already been created and develop new ideas through group interaction.


Week 2: Letter Writing

Each attendee will write at least one letter to the person of their choice. It could be to your loved one, a family member to share more about the person you have lost, a religious figure, the medical staff or whomever else. We will share our letters in the group.


Week 3: Journaling Your Thoughts

Learn how to journal your thoughts to show progress through the grief journey. 


Week 4: Working toward the future

Learn how to set goals with milestones to track progress toward your goals. 


Location:

Borek Jennings Funeral Home - Howell Chapel

1700 W Highland Rd, Howell, MI 48843


Registration:

https://www.borekjennings.com/workshops


More Information:

Jennifer Pennell

(517) 803-4085

jenniferp@borekjennings.com 



Healing Hearts: Coping with Valentine's Day (Virtual)

Monday, February 13th, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presented by Arbor Hospice


This program is designed to offer support to those grieving the death of a spouse or partner. You will exchange ideas on how to approach the Valentine's Day holiday. Suggestions for how to cope with the grief of losing your love and life partner will be discussed. 


Location: 

Virtual


Registration:

RSVP with Naomi Avril

(734) 794-5177

navril@arborhospice.org




Circles of Hope, "Day-to-Play" Event - Strike Out Grief

Monday, February 20, 2023 - 1:00-3:00 pm

Presented by New Hope Center for Grief Support


Part of our Circles of Hope program, this special activity gives children the opportunity to connect and share with other children who have lost a loved one, while enjoying the day off from school. 


Location: 

Plaza Lanes Bowling Alley

42001 Ann Arbor Rd., E., Plymouth, MI 48170


Registration: 

https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E345741&id=117




Family Friday 

Friday, February 24, 2023 - 5:30-7:00pm

Presented by New Hope Center for Grief Support


Part of New Hope Center for Grief Support's Circles of Hope program which provides a family-centered approach to grief support by investing in children, supporting parents, and strengthening the family. Throughout the year, they offer this monthly family-based program. Dinner is provided, along with break-out sessions, discussions, and activities to provide tools to help navigate the grief journey. They offer a unique theme, and activity each month. This month’s theme is: Kick the Crap out of Grief.  


Location: 

Ward Church Northville

 40000 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48167


Registration: 

https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E345741&id=116




Grief 101 (Virtual)

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023, 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Presented by Arbor Hospice


This educational meeting will provide attendees with important resources and information for those coping 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. 


Location:

 Virtual


Registration: 

RSVP with Melissa McCreedy

(734) 794-5127

mmccreedy@arborhospice.org





 Miles for Smiles 6th Annual 5k/10k Walk/Run

Saturday, August 5th, 2023, 9:00 a.m.

Proceeds benefit Julianna's Wishes


5k/10k run/walk Timed/Chipped In-Person Event with a Virtual Option as well.

Paved Course!!! Strollers welcome!!

Yoga offered before event to get you warmed up provided by MiFitness Community!

Photo finishes and during event presented by DZ Photography (Dan Zeppa :))

Price increase 7-15-22

GIVE AWAYS

T-Shirts guaranteed to all participants registered by July 15th.

Finisher Medals to all participants.

Awards for top 3 overall male and female winners for in person 5k/10k.

Swag Bags

PROCEEDS

This event is to celebrate and honor the lives of children that we have lost too soon. All proceeds will benefit Julianna’s Wishes, which was created in memory of Julianna Ward-Brown to provide support to the community.


Location:

Howell High School

1200 W. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843


Registration: 

https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Howell/JuliannasWishesMilesforSmiles




COVID-19 Funeral Assistance | FEMA.gov


Fema Brighton MI Funeral Home And Cremations

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19 Related Deaths

Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. 

www.fema.gov


Grief Referrals 

If you are looking for grief resources for yourself or someone else, please contact Jennifer. She can help get you connected to local support groups, grief counselors, online resources.

Brighton MI Funeral Home And Cremation

Jennifer Pennell
Aftercare Coordinator

(517) 803-4085
jenniferp@borekjennings.com

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