October Events – Family, Remembrance & More!

Join us for these upcoming events!

Alive & The Bluebird

Alive & The Bluebird is back on Thursday, 10/7 at 7 p.m.! Join us for a livestream benefit featuring the musical stylings of the globally-renowned married duo Bowen Young (Clare Bowen & Brandon Robert Young.)

Tickets and information: AliveHospice.org/Bluebird

Eight-Week Grief Journey Groups Forming Now!

The Loss of Spouse/Partner, Loss of a Loved One, Grief Recovery, and Good Mourning virtual groups launch on 9/30. For just $50 per participant, groups meet for eight consecutive Thursdays and are led by professional grief counselors. To register, call 615-963-4732 or email griefsupport@alivehospice.org.

Day of the Dead Virtual Workshop

Learn more about this beautiful tradition from Alive and the Hispanic Family Foundation. Celebrate a loved one with your own altar this year.

Click here to request the Zoom link.

Today, there are around 700 million people in the world over the age of 60. It is predicted that by 2050, this figure will have risen to 2 billion. International Day of Older Persons (10/1) is a time to recognize the aging population, provide adequate health provisions, social care, and volunteer work. Click here to learn how you can volunteer at Alive. 

Join us in celebrating World Hospice and Palliative Care Day with the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance on October 9.

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:

  • Widowed Men’s Group (10/4)
  • COVID-19 Grief Group (10/12)
  • Child Loss Group (10/18)
  • College Age Group (10/19)
  • Pet Loss Group (10/26)
  • & more!

Register below.

Family Retreat Registration Open!

Alive’s Family Retreat (10/16) is open to families with children under the age of 18. During this special event, families come together to play, remember, share, and connect. The day will include a variety of recreational activities, games, arts and crafts, woodworking, and memory making that will strengthen your family bond in the midst of grief. Register below.

Art Alive (Virtual)

Join us the third Wednesday of the month (10/20) for a virtual art therapy group focused on loss and change. October‘s project is: Wire Wrapped Bird Nest. 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 10/27 participants will experience the vibration and auditory properties of sound to achieve a relaxed state. Headphones are recommended but not necessary. Register below.

FREE Estate Planning Tools. Did you know that 55% of Americans will die without a will or estate plan? October is Estate Planning Month, and Alive offers FREE estate planning tools for our supporters through GivingDocs. Create your healthcare directive, legal will, and more with these tools. Leave a better tomorrow for your loved ones. Click here to plan your legacy today!

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 griefsupport@alivehospice.org.

We hope you can join us for these special events.

View the full schedule and click to register today!