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Grief Resources

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The wonderful thing about technology is that it can bring people together from all over the globe to make it easier for you to find information and support networks in your time of need. The following are some of the tools available to assist you in your healing journey. If you’re still having trouble locating helpful information or finding what you need, contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalized solution to support you on the road to recovery.


Local Support Groups
Heartland offers unique bereavement services with a professional bereavement counselor who offers support to individuals and families who have experienced loss. Bereavement care is available for family members and loved ones for up to thirteen months after the death of a loved one free of charge. Grief support groups and counseling facilitated under the direction of Helen A. Turkovich, PsyD, DMin, LLCP, Bereavement Coordinator, Heartland Hospice.


2014 Bereavement Services Schedule

Skinner Funeral Home - Eaton Rapids
315 River Street, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

1:00pm - 2:30pm
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Getting Through the Holidays
November 11 & 18

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Skinner Funeral Home - Lansing
101 W. Jolly Road, Lansing, MI 48910

9:30am - 11:00am
August 5, 12, 19, 26
October 7, 14, 21, 28

Getting Through the Holidays
December 2 & 9

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Free Drop-In Grief Support
No appointment needed. Services are provided on a first-come/first-served basis. Counseling is open to the public and free of charge. Scheduled one-on-one appointments are also available.

Heartland Hospice
865 S. Cedar Street, Mason, MI 48854
Thursdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm (excluding holidays)

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Loss of Spouse Bereavement Support Group
This 8-week, Grief Education and Support Group is specifically designed for widows and widowers who have lost a spouse within the past 2-12 months. It is open to the public and free of charge. Pre-registration is required.

Heartland Hospice
865 S. Cedar Street, Mason, MI 48854
January/February  •  May/June  •  September/October
Wednesdays, 10:00am - 11:30am

To register contact the Bereavement Department at (517) 244-0404

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Lunch Bunch
This is a monthly lunch gathering held on the first Thursday of the month (excluding holidays). This social gathering is for all caregivers, widows, widowers, family members or anyone else who would like lunch companions. Reservations are not required - come as you are - buy your own lunch.

Join us for lunch at:
Los Tres Amigos meeting room

447 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI
11:30am - 1:00pm


Grief ShareGriefShare
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

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Web Healing
Web HealingWeb Healing, the internet’s first interactive grief website, has served the bereaved on the net since 1995. It offers grief discussion boards where men and women can discuss issues related to grief and healing or browse recommended grief books. The site’s originator, Tom Golden, LCSW, is an internationally known psychotherapist, author, and speaker on the topic of healing from loss.

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The Compassionate FriendsThe Compassionate Friends
Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all fifty states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.

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AARPFor more than fifty years, AARP has been serving its members and society and creating positive social change. AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service. Here you’ll find articles, discussions, and helpful information on dealing with end of life care, the challenges faced by caregivers, and how to deal with grief after a loss.

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