May Events – Mother’s Day, Remembrance, & More

Alive & The Bluebird in the Boro

Get tickets today for the Alive & The Bluebird in the Boro show on April 28 featuring Tim James, Dan Couch, and Rivers Rutherford at Saddle Woods Farm, PLUS a chance to win a fabulous vacation, sports memorabilia, and more in our auction! You don’t need a ticket to bid on silent auction items!

Save the Dates: Memorial Butterfly Releases

Spring is here, and so are butterflies! Join us 6/11 (Murfreesboro) and 6/18 (Nashville) as we celebrate the change in season while remembering our loved ones.

Volunteer for Camp Forget-Me-Not!

Men, can you volunteer? Camper 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 be held August 13-14, 2022 at the fabulous YMCA Camp Widjiwagan. 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. Submit a camper or volunteer application.

Grief Center Offerings in May

Therapy Group for Complex Grief (Virtual)

Join us 5/2 for a new virtual offering for adults experiencing complicated bereavement. This group uses the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP). Pre-screening is required. Register below.

Remembrance Day Series: Mother’s Day Memorial Chimes

Join us 5/7 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to create a one-of-a-kind windchime to honor your mother’s legacy with found objects and mementos that remind you of your mother. All ages and abilities are welcome. A suggested donation of $5/ person to cover the cost of materials is appreciated. Register below.

Grief Journey Labyrinth Walk

Join us 5/14, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., at Glendale UMC (900 Glendale Lane in Nashville, TN) for those who have experienced loss as we walk the labyrinth and explore the journey of grief and remembrance. Register below.


Eight-Week Grief Journey Groups Forming Now!

Grief Journey groups launch on 5/19 and meet for eight consecutive Thursdays at 1:00-2:30 p.m. or 6:00-7:30m p.m. In-person and virtual options available. There is an $80 registration fee per participant; scholarships available.

Groups include:

  • Groups for Loss of Spouse/Partner
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Grief Recovery Group
  • Cancer Loss Support Group (Virtual)

To register, call 615-963-4732 or email

Walking Through Grief

Grief is anything but a walk in the park. Join us every Tuesday for a weekly walk at Centennial Park with Alive Grief Counselors and other grieving community members to connect with others and the healing that comes with being in nature. Register below.

Serenity in Grief

Join us Wednesdays for this weekly virtual meeting for adults who are focused on maintaining sobriety in the midst of loss. To attend, visit AliveHospice.Zoom.US and click “Join”
Wednesdays | 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 956 9190 2440 Passcode: AH

Wednesdays | 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 965 8668 6667 Passcode: AH

Youth Grief Support Groups!
Join us Tuesdays, June 7 – July 26 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 and families 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. To register, call 615-963-4732 or email

Private Creative Arts Memorials

Looking for a unique way to honor your loved one? Alive’s Grief Sevices offers Private Creative Arts Memorials for groups of 10 or fewer with access to our Creative Room, menu of memorialization projects, supplies, and support from a grief counselor and activity facilitator. Book yours by calling 615-963-4732 or email

We hope you can join us for these special events.

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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:

  • College Age Group (third Tuesday)
  • Child Loss Group (third Monday)
  • Survivors of Sudden Loss (fourth Monday)
  • & more!

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View the full schedule and click to register today!


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Shop Nook Living on April 30!
On April 30, Nook Living is donating 10% of all sales to the mission-based services of Alive just in time for Mother’s Day. Nook Living is owned by our nurse Marc Vera and his partner. Shop online or visit the store at 11853 Lebanon Road in Mount Juliet, TN on April 30 for unique art, jewelry, clothing, cards, books, and so much more!

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