Information and referral for families requesting assistance.
Books on topics such as death and dying, adult and children's grief, and spiritual care are available for checkout. Hospice-related pamphlets and handouts are also on hand.
Hospice members provide presentations and in-services for churches, schools and community groups who wish to learn more about grief. Group support is also available to organizations that have suffered the loss of a team member or experienced a tragedy.
Camp Warm Hearts Helps Families with Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One
Losing a loved one can be especially confusing and devastating to families with children. Understanding the challenges these families face, MidMichigan Home Care hosts an annual family grief camp, Camp Warm Hearts.
The autumn day camp, open to bereaved families with children, offers an opportunity to meet others with similar experiences. The camp provides education about grief and loss, coping skills, family support, as well as arts and crafts and other fun-filled, family-centered activities.
While this event is free of charge, registration is required by Sept. 16, 2016. To register, please contact the MidMichigan Home Care bereavement department, toll free at (989) 633-1437.
There is no cost for this camp.
Community of Christ Campground
3500 N. West River Road
Sanford, MI 48657
Next Camp Session: October 1, 2016; 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Deadline to Register a Child: September 16, 2016
For more information or to refer a child as a camper, please call a Bereavement Coordinator at MidMichigan Home Care (989) 633-1437. She will contact the family to provide additional information and to complete the registration.
Grief support groups focus on bereavement topics including the value of support during grief, why each person's grief is unique, myths of grief, stages of grief, creating a memory relationship, taking care of yourself and getting through anniversaries and holidays.
Holidays are extremely difficult for those who have experienced the death of a loved one, especially in the first year after the death. These one-session programs, offered each fall, will help the bereaved with:
- Planning for the holidays
- Creating Old and New Traditions
- Remembering Loved Ones
For more information about MidMichigan Home Care's grief services, call toll-free (800) 862-5002.