August Events – Grief Camp, Family Retreat and More

Scroll down for all our upcoming events including Alive’s Family Retreat, grief support groups, and more.

Help Support Grief Camp for Youth

Camp Forget-Me-Not is right around the corner, and we need your help! Camper supplies and meal partners are much needed — see below for details on how you can get involved:

Click here to view our Amazon wishlist to help with sunscreen, backpacks, and other supplies.

Alive is also seeking meal partners to feed our campers on Saturday, August 12, and/or Sunday, August 13. You can help by donating or using the camp’s kitchen to prep and serve a meal. $850 covers all participants for one meal. If you are interested, please contact Paige Tocash at 615-346-8352 or




Alive’s Family Retreat

Open to families with children under the age of 18, this special event on 10/14, at Camp Widjiwagan, brings families together to play, remember, share, and connect. The day will include a variety of recreational activities, games, arts and crafts, woodworking, and memory making that will strengthen your family bond in the midst of grief. $60 registration fee per family; scholarships available. (Optional overnight stay on October 13.) For more information, contact


Grief Offerings in August

Finding Lost Words

Join us every first Saturday (8/5) for this virtual writing workshop, helping participants cope with loss through self-expression. Guided by a facilitator, participants will engage in writing activities that culminate in creating a poem based on a provided prompt. To register, email

Good Mourning Group

Join us Wednesdays for this weekly virtual meeting to start your day with support from others who understand what you’re going through. To attend, visit AliveHospice.Zoom.US
and click “Join”

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Meeting ID: 980 4199 4226
Passcode: AH

Youth Grief Support Groups

Join us Tuesdays, starting September 12, at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. for grief support groups for youth ages 3-17 at the Alive Nashville Grief Center (1721 Patterson St. in Nashville). Dinner included! Youth will express their thoughts and feelings with others who have also experienced the death of an important person. Sessions include grief education, games, and more. For more information and to register, please email



Fall Book Club

This weekly virtual group provides a casual, supportive environment every Wednesday for 8 weeks, starting 9/13, where participants will explore books with themes of loss, coping and hope.

This fall’s book is Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. To register, email


Eight-Week Grief Journey Groups Forming Now!

Grief Journey groups, led by grief counselors, launch on September 14. The groups are for adults who have experienced the loss of someone significant to them and meet for eight consecutive Thursdays. Groups include:

  • Loss of Spouse/Partner 
    • Virtual: Thursdays | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Loss of a Loved One 
    • Virtual: Thursdays | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

A one-time payment of $80 covers the cost of participation for the 8-week series; scholarships available.

For more information, please email

Weekly Guided Meditation

Need a moment of peace in your day? We invite you to join Alive on Zoom for a free and relaxing 30-minute guided meditation led by our volunteer, Ben Glover, every Thursday at 1 p.m. CST on Zoom. To attend click here.
Meeting ID:
 816 8811 1087

Drop-In Grief Support Groups

These virtual grief groups are FREE to attend and meet weekly or monthly. Participants are welcome to join at any time. Join us for a group that fits your need, including:

Scroll down for the full schedule.

View the full schedule and click to register today!


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