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May 28, 2024

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Holiday Grief Support for All Ages at Alive Hospice 

Alive’s FREE grief support events are open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one or supporting someone who is.

The holidays can be especially difficult for those who have lost a loved one. Alive’s Grief Center is hosting free support groups and special holiday events for anyone in the community who is grieving and/or supporting someone who is.

Alive’s expert grief counselors walk alongside children and adults of all ages who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives. They provide individual counseling, host expressive arts workshops, teach wellness practices and facilitate support groups throughout the year.

During the holidays, Alive’s Grief Center brings the community together with special workshops and a Longest Night Service of Reflection to remember loved ones.

Quick Tips for Supporting a Grieving Friend During the Holidays:

  • Ask how you can help
  • Invite but don’t push
  • Stay flexible. Don’t take last minute changes personally!

Tips for Coping with Grief:

  • Make a plan to give yourself extra support
  • Think about what you need NOW. Some find traditions helpful; others find relief in a change.
  • Use your support network

Free Events:

Hope for the Holidays

Wednesday, November 15: 12 – 1 p.m. and 6 – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6: 12 – 1 p.m. and 6 – 7 p.m.
(Virtual and In-Person in Nashville at Alive’s Grief Center, 1721 Patterson Street)
This seminar brings us together to find hope and is for anyone who is grieving this holiday season or supporting someone who is.

Tinsel and Tears

Thursday, December 7: 6 – 8 p.m.
(Alive’s Grief Center, 1721 Patterson Street Nashville, TN 37203)
This holiday craft workshop is for grieving children and adults to create unique memory items, connect with others experiencing loss and learn from grief counselors how to incorporate loved ones into holiday traditions.

The Longest Night Service of Reflection

Thursday, December 21: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(A Virtual Event)
A warm winter solstice service to remember loved ones and uplift our spirits in community with reflection, poetry, literature and music.

Register in advance at AliveHospice.org/Calendar. Call 615-963-4732 or email griefsupport@alivehospice.org to find out how they can help.

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.