Bereavement Services

The death of a loved one may be one of life's most difficult challenges. Recognizing that this can be a stressful time, bereavement services offers support groups and education, encouragement and hope. Reactions to grief are unique, yet many feelings and experiences associated with grief are common. Learning what to expect during grief and opening yourself to support from others allows you to move through your grief in healthy ways.  Spectrum Health Hospice Bereavement Services is available to the families we have served and remains a support to our community.  

Our bereavement team offers the following services:

  • Mailings about grief, loss and adjustment 
  • Individual support and education 
  • Grief Support Groups
  • Remembrance events
  • Referral Assistance
  • Community Education and Support

You can contact us at 616.391.4200 or email at


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    Grief Support Groups

    Grief support groups provide a safe place to understand the grieving process and to join others in finding ways to navigate the difficult journey of grief. Services are offered in a variety of areas and at various times. Groups are free of charge and open to the public. If you need assistance finding a group in your area, please call us.

Words of Hope

"Whatever you do, you need courage" 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    With support and care of hospice, friends and the community, Alfonso Guerra’s last wish comes true: He returns home to Nicaragua.

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    'The best day in a long time'

    With help from family and hospice caregivers, Gloria Koch makes her annual trip to an apple orchard.