John Canine, Ed., Ph.D., Director
Maximum Living Consultants
3604 Clarkston Rd.
We are committed to serving families in their time of need...whenever that need arises. We recognize our continuing role in helping families; as a result, we've created a comprehensive program of grief support and aftercare.
Our program will help families in coping with loss; through support groups, seminars, workshops, and resources, the program is dedicated to helping those with everyday living.
LInda Whiting, LPC, NCC
Wint Grief Support Group 2013 Schedule and Topics
January 8 Settling into the Quiet: Solitude vs Loneliness
February 12 Helping Yourself Heal
Sharing photos and stories of your loved one
March 12 Myths and Truths of the Grieving Process
April 9 Dealing with Our Loved One’s Possessions
May 14 Adjusting to the New Normal
June 11 Celebration of Life: Balloon Release
July No group
August 13 Handling Life’s Stresses During Grief: Lessons in Self Care
September 10 Tools of Remembrance
October 8 Grieving as a Family
November 12 Coping with the Holidays
December Holiday Memorial Service, date to be confirmed
Clarkston Community Church
6300 Clarkston Road
Wint's Healing Hearts Grief Support Group
Sponsored by Wint Funeral Home
Suicide Survivors Support Group
Clarkston Central Methodist Church, Waterford
Survivors of Suicide/Homicide
Common Ground Sanctuary, Bloomfield Hills
Children Grief Support Camp for children who have lost a loved one
Lapeer Visiting Nurse Hospice
The Compasionate Friends - support for those who have lost a child
Friends Supporting Parents
For families experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death.
Estate and Family Planning
Dennis M. Kacy, Attorney At Law
21 South Main Street
Clarkston, Michigan 48346-1525
Grief material available at the funeral home.
At the time of need we will notify Social Security of you loved one's passing. Additional information can be obtained by calling your local Social Security office or by visiting their website at www.ssa.gov.
Grief Support Group Schedule
Wint's Healing Hearts Grief Support Group usually meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM, at the Carriage House located in Clintonwood park off Clarkston Road in Clarkston. There is no registration required, it is open to anyone in the community and is free of charge. A detailed schedule of dates and topics is provided above.
Wint's Healing Hearts Support Group is facilitated by a licensed grief counselor.
Linda Whiting, LPC, NCC - Bereavement Counselor
Linda Whiting, LPC, NCC has been a licensed counselor for 15 years, specializing in grief support. She is the facilitator for Wint's Healing Hearts monthly support group. Linda is a bereavement counselor for Wint Funeral home and does individual counseling through Maximum Living Consultants. Grief counseling is one of her greatest passions, as shown by her words, "To be able to help people and watch them help each other in group is a real blessing. I'm inspired by their courage and perseverance." A long-time Clarkston resident, is married with two sons. Her family worships at Clarkston Community Church.
John Canine, Ed., Ph.D., Director of Maximum Living Consultants Inc.
Dr. John Canine has life experiences as a minister, psychotherapist, educator and public speaker. He has two Masters Degrees and two Doctoral Degrees, however, as he states, "I am still learning." His greatest reward is becoming a companion in an individual's grief and assisting them through grief education.
He did his doctoral dissertation on death, dying and bereavement at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
He has done many lectures including:
- The Psychosocial Issues of Death and Dying
- Normal and Abnormal Grief Responses
- Children and Grief
- Understanding Death through Life's Transitions
- A Rationale for Bereavement Aftercare Programs
Member of American Psychological Association
Former Member of the Graduate Faculty - Wayne State University
1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000
Speaker at National Funeral Director Association Annual Conference
Author of, The Challenge of Living, The Psychological Aspects of Death and Dying, and What Am I Going to Do With Myself When I Die?