Sons and daughters who miss their father or father figure can join others for a music- and memory-filled Zoom session hosted by VITAS Healthcare this Friday.

Bereavement specialists from VITAS will facilitate the “Honoring Our Fathers” event, which will feature special tributes to fathers, a musical guest artist, an Emmy Award-winning speaker, and a chance for participants to celebrate the memories and influence of their fathers and father figures.

“As Father’s Day approaches on June 21, many people are silently mourning the absence of a father, grandfather, uncle, stepfather or special father figure this year because of social distancing or concerns about large gatherings,” says Robin Fiorelli, senior director of bereavement and volunteer services for VITAS. “This virtual experience provides a community gathering where those in mourning can celebrate and remember their fathers with others who understand.”

Participants can register at for the session, which will be held between  5 p.m. and  6:15 p.m. ET.

VITAS also offers online resources including tips for coping with loss on Father’s Day and regular virtual support groups for several audiences.