October Events – Community Education, Grief Conference and More

Scroll down for all our upcoming events including a free community education event, Children’s Grief Conference in November, and more.

Death and dying, event, community education, hospice, advance care planningFree Community Education: Let’s Talk About Death

Join us on 10/5 as we co-host a casual, drop-in event with Larkspur Conservation and Sunny Care Services and come together to plan for death in an approachable, life-affirming way. 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. Refreshments will be providedRegister here.



Tennessee Conference on Children’s Grief

We invite you to join Alive’s Grief Center on 11/9 for a one-day conference for local clinicians, teachers, and community members who want to enhance their skills and learn about the latest research and clinical developments in working with grieving children and teens. Learn from experts in the field, and enjoy a free lunch along with fun opportunities to learn about Unscripted Improv.

Mental health providers can receive six (6) Continuing Education hours for this event. (*Approval Pending).

Register here.


Grief Offerings in October

Finding Lost Words

Join us every first Saturday (10/7) 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.

Grief 101

This introductory group session on 10/10 and 10/24 occurs every second and fourth Tuesday of the month and answers questions on grief, provides tools, and introduces grief services offered by Alive. Register here.

Story Hour

Join us on 10/13 for this virtual workshop for participants to share stories about loved ones without judgment or time limits. We invite participants to bring a different keepsake or photograph to each session and share the story of its significance with others who have also experienced loss. Register here.

Winter Book Club

This weekly virtual group provides a casual, supportive environment, where participants will explore books with themes of loss, coping and hope. This group will meet on Wednesdays.

This winter’s book is Finding Meaning by David Kessler.
To register, email griefsupport@alivehospice.org.

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

Five-Week Holiday Series Forming Now!

This support group is for adults seeking practical coping strategies during the holidays after the death of a loved one. Group begins November 30, and topics to be discussed include dealing with hard-hitting emotions, what to do about traditions, how to survive social events, and where to find comfort and strength. $50 per participant covers the cost for the series; scholarships available.

  • Life After Loss – Surviving the Holidays 
    • In-person: Thursdays | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
    • Nashville, Hendersonville, and Franklin offices

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

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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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.