ALPENA, Mich. — MidMichigan Home Care is providing free virtual grief support for hospice families, communities and individuals throughout
The program offers one–on–one short–term bereavement counseling, as well as a few memorial services in the summer, fall and winter.
According to Home Care Bereavement Support Coordinator, Candice Woodfield, they have seen success with the virtual setting.
Woodfield attributes the success to its relaxed atmosphere and similarity to that of an in–person setting.
She said she noticed an increase in participation because of COVID–19 as many were suffering from depression and anxiety due to losses.
Woodfield also added that she began the virtual group because of the lack of social support needed during this critical time.
She feels peer support, empathetic listening, and education on grief have played key factors in helping participants cope.
Grief support groups are held every other Tuesday from 1–2 pm.
For registration you can phone 989–633–1437.