Rose Arbor Hospice Residence opens with twelve rooms to serve hospice clients for whom staying at home was not the best option. Six additional rooms were added in 2002.


Journeys, an innovative grief support program for children, teens, and their families starts as a twice-yearly workshop.The program now runs every two weeks year-round and is free and open to any child or teen in the community who has lost a loved one.


Music therapy and massage therapy programs begin in recognition of the importance of non-medical services in supporting quality of life.


Grief 101, a program for students coping with grief and loss, launches in collaboration with Kalamazoo Public Schools.


Oakland Centre, which houses two important programs, opens in Portage. Adult Day Services at Oakland Centre provides professional care for older adults who need supervision during the day. Our Grief and Loss Center provides a permanent home to our many grief programs.


With the purchase of the Bronson at Home hospice program, we increased our ability to care for more families. The program included a ten-bed facility in Battle Creek, now called Glenn Arbor, which was refurbished and reopened in April.


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Our Mission is to guide and support individuals and their caregivers coping with illness, aging, dying, and loss by providing compassionate medical, emotional, spiritual, and personal care.