Ele’s Place, Inc. names former Michigan Medicine director as new CEO
“The Ele’s Place mission speaks to me personally, as I experienced the death of my father when I was a teenager. Like so many adults, I truly wish there had been a place like Ele’s Place when I was young and my family was grieving,” said new Ele’s Place, Inc. CEO Jennifer Wolfe Howard in a release.
How Ele’s Place is helping grieving children in Michigan
Seeing and hearing children and teens talk about death and their emotions grieving can be emotional. She sees it daily as the director of Ele’s Place. Now, three decades later, Ele’s place has four locations across Michigan including right here in Ann Arbor, helping families cope. “They would call Ele’s Place and speak to one of our bereavement coordinators,” said Arvai. “One would not want to think that Ele’s Place is a place of sadness and grief,” she said.
Ann Arbor Distilling Company introduces new collaborative cocktails with local organizations
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Get into the spirit of giving with Ann Arbor Distilling Company’s new canned cocktails. Here’s how it works:Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ele’s Place and Ann Arbor Film Festival each have their own unique drink. Mindbender was created with the Ann Arbor Film Festival, which will host its annual experimental film festival in March. (Ann Arbor Distilling Company)As of now, Ann Arbor Distilling Company plans to offer the cocktails through the holiday season, according to Fox. Order a four-pack (or two) of the new cocktails on the Ann Arbor Distilling Company website.
Ann Arbors GrieveWell to host 4th annual Kite Festival on Saturday
ANN ARBOR Local nonprofit GrieveWell will host its annual Kite Festival on Saturday on the grounds of Lillie Park Central from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.GrieveWell supports adults in grief through workshops, peer support and educational resources. The 4th annual Kite Festival offers participants of all ages the chance to celebrate life, honor the memory of loved ones, and enjoy the uplift and whimsy of kites, Carol Lessure, Executive Director of GrieveWell said in a statement. Fly your own kite and watch professional kite flyers demonstrate their skills at the event, in partnership with Pittsfield Township and Kites and Things Store in Plymouth. Winners will be chosen by the Kite Festivals participants and one winner will have their design printed onto a real kite. GrieveWell and Pittsfield Township ask that all participants at Lillie Park South adhere to state and CDC recommended guidelines including wearing a mask and practicing safe physical distancing.