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2020 Support Group Schedule

The Sparrow Hospice Bereavement Program is available to provide support and companion individuals who are experiencing grief and loss related to the death of a loved one. The services provided are available to the families of our hospice patients as well as to the community. These services are free of charge and range from short-term individual counseling, support groups, and educational literature about the grieving process and what to expect.

CONTACT: Jen Scholes, LMSW
Bereavement Coordinator
517.364.7223, jennifer.scholes@sparrow.org

​All support groups are resuming in-person meetings as listed below. This is subject to change given fluid circumstances surrounding COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact Jen (info above) to confirm group meetings if new restrictions are enacted again.

All groups will follow current guidelines, including screening process at building entrance, all participants must wear masks, and maintain 6-feet distancing.

For those who are uncomfortable or unable to attend groups in person, all LANSING groups are available via teleconference call-in at the number below.


PASSCODE: 3647204

Lansing Area Grief Support

Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus/West Entrance
1210 W. Saginaw, Lansing
2nd Floor Conference Room
WEATHER POLICY: If Lansing Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, grief groups will be cancelled.

Monthly Support Group

Ongoing Grief Support for any loss
1st & 3rd Thursday of each month | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
In-person resuming ​July 16

Loss of spouse/partner
2nd Thursday of each month | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
In-person resuming July 9

Loss of adult child (**New Offering**)
4th Thursday of each month | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
July group will meet on the 5th Thu., July 30; NO meeting in Nov., due to Thanksgiving
In-person beginning July 30

Grief Education Groups
This series covers grief related topics, including what to expect while grieving, myths & realities, coping skills, self-care, memorials & rituals, and creating a new normal. This is an ongoing group that can be joined at any point, and if continued over the course of a full year, will cover all the topics.

  • 2nd Wednesday of each month | 10–11:30 a.m.

    July class will meet on 3rd Wed., July 15

    In-person resuming July 15

  • 3rd Monday of the month | 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. (**New Offering**)

 In-person beginning Aug. 17

Special Topics

**New Offerings**
Creative Response Group

RSVP required to Jen Scholes at contact info above

Explore gentle creative responses to grief in a safe, supportive environment, guided by a music therapist and a social worker.

Wednesday, 10-11:30

July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16


Men’s Group

Peer led support group for men only. This group will focus on navigating the grief journey together. Light refreshments provided.

Will meet monthly on a Wednesday, 7:30-9 p.m.

Beginning date TBA


Carson City

St. Mary's Church, 404 N. Division St., Carson City

WEATHER POLICY: If Carson City-Crystal Area Schools are closed due to inclement weather, group will be cancelled.

Open Monthly Support Group

Ongoing Grief Support for any loss

2nd Tuesday of the month | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In-person resuming July 14