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Angela Hospice Launches New Community Event Series

March 21, 2024
Those who are grieving are able to be with those who truly understand their grief through the different grief groups offered at Angela Hospice, getting together to discuss all they’re processing with those on a similar journey to their own. And on April 5, Angela Hospice will launch a new series of community events that will focus on not only processing grief but the responsibilities that come after a loved one has passed.

“People don’t always think about the new responsibilities they may have to take on after a loved one has died,” said Jennifer Dale, Angela Hospice’s Director of Community Outreach and Philanthropy. “This series from our Grief Care team is a brilliant way to explore some of those responsibilities and gain some helpful knowledge while doing so.”

Throughout this spring and summer, Angela Hospice Grief Care will cover different topics such as cooking for oneself, dealing with finances, and cleaning out the closet of those who have passed, all responsibilities someone may be taking on for the very first time. Workshops will be led by Angela Hospice staff and outside experts.

Allie Lyttle headshotThe first workshop will be Cooking For One on April 5, with Michigan chef Allie Lyttle, who has worked all over Ann Arbor and Detroit, including Zingerman’s and BonBonBon, and currently is the owner of Lala’s and Lala’s Too. She’s also a former Chopped contestant.

Throughout the free, in-person workshop Lyttle will spend time teaching different cooking techniques and providing tips for those who are brand new to the kitchen, and those who may have experience cooking for dozens, but are marking this the first time they have to cook for themselves. Those who attend will also get to try recipes that Lyttle creates.

Despite all of the cooking and cooking demos that Lyttle has done in her career, leading this kind of workshop will be a first for her, and she hopes those who attend gain a bit more confidence in their own cooking skills and not let them go by the wayside like some do after a loss. It will be a safe space to ask questions too.

“I would want folks to know that they’re worth taking the time to cook for and they’re worth investing that back in themselves,” Lyttle said. “Cooking really can help you remember that you are a person that is worth taking care of and worth investing time in, even if it is something as simple as making yourself breakfast for dinner.”

To register for upcoming workshops, or for more information about Angela Hospice’s grief programs, please visit