What We Do

There are a wide variety of bereavement resources and strong community programs along the Lakeshore, as well as compassionate listeners who understand grief to walk alongside you. With those resources, paired with any direction you need from us, you can determine the level of support you need, when you need it.

4-week Grief Educational Series

Join Gwen Kapcia and Keri Verwolf during this 4-week educational series on grief, offered to any adult mourner (18+). Each Wednesday, we'll take a closer look at different aspects of grief:

Week 1 (September 4): What makes it difficult to grieve? What factors influence your personal journey?
Week 2 (September 11): The major components of grief: A closer look at anger, depression, guilt
Week 3 (September 18): The Healing Process: what experts say
Week 4 (September 25): Long range goals for healing, managing grief in the years ahead
  • Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, Lee Chapel
  • Wednesdays, Sept. 4-25
  • Choose either identical session: 2-4pm -or- 5:15-7:15pm
  • RSVP to Keri Verwolf at 231-855-6688 or keriv@sytsemafh.com

Walking on Waves: Walking Group

Our next 6-week walking group will begin on September 17th, and meet every Tuesday from 4-5pm. This is a casual walk along the Shoreline Trail for any who are experiencing grief related to a death loss.

Come enjoy companionship, fresh air, and exercise! No sign-up required. We will meet at the lower parking lot at Fricano Place (1050 W. Western Ave, Muskegon, 49441)

One-on-One Support

Sometimes the most helpful resource is a listening ear. This service is completely confidential, and our goal is to help you heal. It would be an honor for us to walk alongside you in this way, at no cost. Contact Keri by phone or email to set up an appointment today. 231-855-6688,keriv@sytsemafh.com

Upcoming Events - 2019

Grief Education Series

"Walking on Waves" Walking Group

  • I like coming here because when I have something to say, people are really listening.
  • Thank you sincerely for sharing our sorrow, your thoughtfulness is appreciated and will always be remembered.  ”
  • I just wanted to thank you for all of your support of our groups over the last few weeks. I know you, and the entire team, put in a great deal of work behind the scenes to make this all come together. I know that many of us are moving to a better place in our lives because of that work.
  • I just want to let you know how much I appreciate our sessions. It's helpful to talk with someone that's caring and compassionate.

If you would like more information, wish to make an appointment, or simply have questions, please feel free to connect with us at any time.

Se habla español