July Community and Grief Events

Community Education

July Lunch & Learn: Mourning in the Metaverse: The experience of grief in the digital age

In an era where digital spaces intersect with our emotional lives, grief finds new expressions within the digital landscape. This presentation delves into the unique experiences of grieving individuals in the digital age, exploring how avatars, anonymity, and online communities redefine mourning. Join us as we explore the intersection of technology and collective mourning.

Speaker: Alissa Drescher, MA, LPC, Fellow in Thanatology, Sr. Director of Mission-Based Services

Nashville: Wednesday, July 17 | 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Murfreesboro: Wednesday, July 24 | 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

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Community Workshops

Songwriting through Grief (Virtual)

Award-winning songwriter Becky Warren leads songwriting sessions for healing, drawing from personal grief experiences. No musical background required. Sessions via Zoom, crafting a complete song in 3-4 hours over two sessions. Ready to write your song?

More info: griefsupport@AliveHospice.org

Mindfulness and Relaxation

Paws for Grief (In-person in Nashville)

Looking for a different way to relax and find comfort? Join us at the Alive Grief Center for a drop-in pet therapy hour with our volunteer animal therapy teams. Each month we’ll have different animals to meet, ready for pets and cuddles. All ages are welcome with a guardian present.

First Thursday | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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Weekly Guided Meditation (Virtual)

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, Sarah Silvi.

Thursdays | 1 – 1:30 p.m.

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Upcoming Grief Support Offerings

The Art of Grief (In-person in Murfreesboro)

This expressive arts session gives adults space to use art as a way to process and heal through their grief journey. This month’s project is Ink & Remembrance, which combines the artistic process of screen printing with the sentiment of honoring and remembering loved ones.

Fourth Tuesday | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Alive Murfreesboro: 1629 Williams Drive Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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Grief 101 (Virtual)

This introductory group session answers questions on grief, provides tools, and introduces grief services offered by Alive.

First and Third Tuesday | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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Preparing for Goodbye: Coping with Grief Before Loss (Virtual)

For adults who are facing the terminal illness of a loved one. This class provides information on understanding and coping with the experience of anticipatory grief and finding meaning in the midst of expected loss.

Second and Fourth Tuesday | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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Good Mourning Group (Virtual)

Join this weekly virtual meeting to start your day with support from others who understand what you’re going through.

Wednesdays | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

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Book Club (Virtual)

Join us as we explore books with themes of loss, coping and hope. Each month we will explore a new book. This month’s book: Different After You: Rediscovering Yourself and Healing after Grief and Trauma by Michele Neff Hernandez.

Fourth Wednesday | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Supporting A Grieving Child (Virtual)

Alive’s Grief Support team offers guidance for adults supporting grieving children and teens under 18. Q&A included.

Fourth Thursday | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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Eight-Week Grief Journey Groups Forming Now!

Our day and evening Grief Journey groups launch the week of September 12. Groups meet for eight consecutive Thursdays and are led by licensed Grief Counselors. $80 per participant, scholarships available. *Final group meeting times and locations to be determined based on interest.

  • Groups for Loss of Spouse/Partner
    • Tuesdays | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. OR 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    • Virtual or In-person in Nashville
  • Loss of a Loved One
    • Thursdays | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. OR 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    • Virtual or In-person in Nashville

For more information, please email griefsupport@alivehospice.org.


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 needs, including:


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Camp Forget-Me-Not Registration is Open!

Join other kids who have experienced the death of a special person while enjoying the fun of camp! Camp will be infused with opportunities to remember your special person and explore ways to cope with grief.

Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 18, 2024

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan | Ages 8-17

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The Butterfly Collection by Judith Bright

Inspired by Alive’s annual butterfly release, this collection by Judith Bright Jewelry offers necklaces, earrings, and more as gentle reminders of a new season of life as we pay tribute to those who have gone before. 15% of the proceeds from this collection help support those we serve. Shop today!

Spark Good Round Up with Walmart!

Did you know? When you shop on Walmart.com or the Walmart app, you can support Alive by rounding up your change and donating it in support of our services. Click here to choose Alive as your charity of choice before it ends!


Designate Alive as your non-profit of choice when you shop via Kroger. They will donate a portion of your sale to Alive.