November Events – Holidays, Hope & More!

Join us for these upcoming events!

Day of the Dead Recap

Thank you to Hispanic Family Foundation, Plaza Mariachi, Alive staff and volunteers, and everyone who attended last night’s Day of the Dead virtual celebration! If you missed it, here’s a video recap of the webinar featuring unique practices to remember those we have lost, reflections on grief, traditional dances, and more.

Alive & The Bluebird

Alive & The Bluebird is back on Thursday, 11/4 at 7:30 p.m.! Join us for a livestream benefit featuring the musical stylings of Tom Douglas, Scooter Carusoe, & Jordyn Shellhart.

Tickets and information:

Hope for the Holidays

If you are facing grief at the “most wonderful time of the year,” or would like to support someone who is, please join us for this seminar on 11/17 & 12/1 while we find Hope for the Holidays. The holiday focus on togetherness, gratitude, and celebration can present a challenge for those of us who have lost someone important and make the space they left empty all the more real. Register below.

Five-Week Holiday Series Forming Now!

The Life After Loss: Surviving the Holidays support group launches on 12/2 and is for men and women seeking practical coping strategies during the holidays after the death of a loved one. Topics to be discussed include dealing with hard-hitting emotions, what to do about traditions, how to survive the social events, and where to find comfort and strength.
To register, call 615-963-4732 or email

Finding Lost Words (Virtual)

This workshop occurs every first Saturday (11/6) to help 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. You need not consider yourself a “real writer” to join us. Register below.

Drop-In Grief Support Groups (Virtual)

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

Good Mourning Group (every Wednesday)
Navigating Grief (11/2)
COVID-19 Grief Group (11/9)
Child Loss Group (11/15)
College Age Group (11/16)
Pet Loss Group (11/23)
& more!
Scroll Down to Register Below.

10 Essentials Grief Hike

Alive’s Grief Hike (11/13) is for adults (18+) who have experienced the death of someone significant. During the hike, you will be introduced to the “Ten Essentials,” created by Alive’s Grief Counselor, Dianne Castellano, which draws connections between tools hikers typically use to be prepared and tools that assist with a healthy grief process. Guests will be socially distanced. Register below.


Alive care - nurse and patient reflect on memories

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month!

“Hospice care is unlike any other service in our healthcare system, and it is still not widely understood.” – Kimberly Goessele, Alive President/CEO

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, every year nearly 1.6 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in the U.S. Learn more about our care and how you can get involved.

PS – Keep an eye out for the Korean Vets Bridge (downtown Nashville) on 11/14, lit in honor of this month and Alive’s 46 years of service to the community.

Art Alive (Virtual)

Join us the third Wednesday of the month (11/17) for a virtual art therapy group focused on loss and change. November’s project is: Dark and Light. No art experience is necessary. (A $5.00 fee covers the cost of materials, which are provided to participants in advance of the workshop.) Register below.

Sound Bath Meditation (Virtual)

On 11/24 participants will experience the vibration and auditory properties of sound to achieve a relaxed state. Headphones are recommended but not necessary. Register below.

Mindfulness Moments

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. Register below.

Private Creative Arts Memorials

Looking for a unique way to honor your loved one? We’re now holding 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.

View the full schedule and click to register today!


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