May Events – Mother’s Day Grief Support, Butterflies & More

Scroll down for all our upcoming events including five-week summer grief journey groups and our annual Butterfly Release in June.

Get Your Life (and Death) Together

There’s still time to join us on April 27 for this casual, drop-in event, as we dispel fears and help community members clarify their wishes for end-of-life care and planning. Small group-style chats with experts from Larkspur Conservation, Sunny Care Services and Alive will help participants clarify what they can do today to better prepare in an approachable, life-affirming way. Refreshments will be provided by Thistle Farms. Register here!
We also offer FREE estate and advance care planning resources, click here for online tools from Giving Docs.

Alive Butterfly ReleaseAlive’s Butterfly Release!

This year’s Butterfly Release will take place June 10 in Nashville at Green Door Gourmet and will include memorial activities for the whole family. We are grateful to our our Honorary Junior Chair, Belle Yeagle, for partnering with us for this event! A special thank you to Olivia Daane for sharing her original artwork for this event. Order butterflies and butterfly houses today:

Mother’s Day Wind Chime Workshop

The Mother’s Day holiday can be difficult when you are grieving. Join us at Alive’s Grief Center on 5/13 for this special event and create a one-of-a-kind wind chime decorated with found objects, personal mementos, and unique tokens that remind you of your mother. All ages and abilities welcome. A suggested donation of $5 per person to cover the cost of materials is appreciated.
Register here.

Finding Lost Words

Join us on 5/17 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. Register here.

Five-Week Summer Grief Journey Groups Forming Now!

Grief Journey groups, led by grief counselors, launch on June 15. 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 5-week series; scholarships available.

For more information, please email

Walking Through Grief

Grief is anything but a walk in the park. Join us every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for a weekly walk at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library walking path with Alive Grief Counselors and other grieving community members to connect with others and the healing that comes with being in nature. Register here.

Creative HeArts Club

Join us at Alive’s Grief Center on Tuesdays from June 13 – July 18 for this grief support group for youth ages 8-17. The club is led by professional grief counselors, trained volunteers, and professional artists who use creative interventions such as photography, theater, music, sculpting, and creative writing to promote self-expression of grief and connecting with peers. Dinner included!
Register here.

Summer Book Club

This weekly virtual group provides a casual, supportive environment every Wednesday for 5 weeks, starting June 21, where participants will explore books with themes of loss, coping and hope. This summer’s book is: It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine. For details, 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

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

Volunteers; grief camp; youthCalling Male Volunteers for Camp Forget-Me-Not!

Men, can you volunteer? Applications are now open for Camp Forget-Me-Not, for kids who have experienced a significant loss, and we’re looking for male volunteers to be “Big Buddies”! Camp will take place August 12-13 at the fabulous YMCA Camp Widjiwagan in Nashville. If you or someone you know is interested in helping guide campers through grief support workshops, please apply today:

Volunteers must be 18+ and undergo a background screening. Selected volunteers can sign-up to serve the whole weekend, or for a specified shift on a specific day. Help us spread the word!

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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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!


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