Compassionate hospice care for any age
We are a non-profit hospice agency serving the Mid-Michigan region since 1983, providing compassionate care to relieve your physical, mental and spiritual pain. We provide care for anyone of any age, with any life-limiting illness, regardless of the level of their insurance or their ability to pay. Our comprehensive approach to hospice offers in-home care to residents in eight counties throughout Mid-Michigan, care in assisted living facilities and most nursing homes, and an inpatient program located in Lansing at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan on the Sparrow St. Lawrence campus.
We provide individualized care for your needs and have helped families experience a 50th wedding anniversary, a senior prom 57 years later, a patient’s baptism and a patient’s wedding. We also recognize that family members need care and support during these difficult times, and we strive to offer them the help they need as well.
Sparrow Hospice House at St. Lawrence Campus
The Hospice House is a warm and soothing homelike environment where patients receive medical care.
Our house provides:
- 21 large private fully furnished rooms
- 24/7 nursing care and assistance care team of physicians, nurses, nurse aides, social workers and trained volunteers
- Spiritual and psychological support
- Special veterans’ services
- Rooftop garden and three season room
Sparrow Hospice Services offers alternative therapies as an added dimension to treating a patient’s body, mind and spirit with music therapy, pet therapy, essential oil therapy/aromatherapy, and gentle massage therapy.
Our program is available to provide support and to companion individuals who are experiencing grief and loss related to the death of a loved one. Through short-term individual counseling and support groups, we provide education about the grieving process and what to expect. Services provided are free of charge and available to families of our hospice patients and the community.
For more information, please contact Jen Scholes, LMSW, Bereavement Coordinator at 517.364.7223 or email@example.com
Support Group Schedule
All groups are available in person or virtually, via WebEx (similar to Zoom) with options for phone call in or video chat. Please contact Jen if you are interested in attending groups virtually and links or phone numbers will be provided for the desired group (each group has different information).
Lansing Area Grief Support
Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus/West Entrance
1210 W. Saginaw, Lansing
2nd Floor Conference Room
WEATHER POLICY: If Lansing Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, grief groups will be cancelled.
Monthly Support Group
Ongoing Open Support Groups
Any Loss: 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Loss of Spouse/Partner: 2nd Thursday of each month | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Loss of Adult Child (**New Offering**): 4th Thursday of each month | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Loss Beyond One Year Mark: 1st Monday of each month | 10-11 a.m.
Grief Education Groups
This series covers grief related topics, including what to expect while grieving, myths & realities, coping skills, self-care, memorials & rituals, and creating a new normal. This is an ongoing group that can be joined at any point, and if continued over the course of a full year, will cover all the topics.
- 2nd Wednesday of each month | 10–11:30 a.m.
- 3rd Monday of the month | 3:30- 5 p.m.
Virtual Grief Workshops
Workshops will be conducted via WebEx virtual format (similar to Zoom). Options for telephone call in or video chat are available. Sign-up is required to Jen and you will be provided the link or phone number. For book studies, please read the book prior to attending the class. If you need assistance obtaining the book, please contact Jen.
Mon., Jan. 11 | 10-11:30 a.m. Journaling Your Grief
Mon., Jan. 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. Book Study: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
Mon., Feb. 8 | 10-11:30 a.m. Grief Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
Mon., Feb. 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. Parenting While Grieving
Mon., March 8 | 10-11:30 a.m. Book Study: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
St. Mary's Church, 404 N. Division St., Carson City
WEATHER POLICY: If Carson City-Crystal Area Schools are closed due to inclement weather, group will be cancelled.
Open Monthly Support Group
Ongoing Grief Support for any loss
Currently on hold, will re-evaluate in the spring of 2021.