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Tabitha Offers a Variety of Support Groups in April

Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers a variety of support groups.

Support Groups

Online

Online grief and support groups are open to anyone in the community and are a great way to find support while sharing common experiences and coping tips in the safety and comfort of your home. Your loved one did not have to be with Tabitha. Participation is free, please register online at Tabitha.org/Hospice/Bereavement.

  • HOPE Book Club Online,” held every other Thursday, April 1 and 15, from 10-11 a.m. The support group will read and discuss “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion; a memoir of her first year after her husband’s death. For questions, please call Tabitha Hoffman at 402.362.7739.
  • Anger and Grief Seminar,” Monday, April 12, 4 p.m. This seminar is especially helpful for those who are experiencing anger while grieving due to a COVID-19 death or the restrictions associated with the pandemic. For questions, please call Abby Henre at 402.318.8671.
  • Grieving Gracefully Book Club,” held every second and fourth Tuesday, April 13 and 27, 12-1 p.m. The support group will read and discuss “Traveling through Grief: Learning to Live Again After the Death of a Loved One” by Zonnebelt-Smeenge and DeVries, a book that focuses on moving through grief from a mental health and spiritual perspective. For questions, please call Juanita Steenbakkers at 402.416.7365.

In-Person

  • The Aurora Grief Support Group will be held in person on the last Tuesday of the month, April 27, 1:30 p.m., at Aurora Methodist Church, 1104 A St. Masks and social distancing rules apply. For questions and confirmation of event related to COVID-19 safety and health precautions, please contact Tabitha Hoffman, hospice bereavement coordinator, at 402.362.7739.
  • The Seward Grief Support Group will be held in person on the second Tuesday of the month, April 13, 5 p.m., at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1014 N. 6th St. Masks and social distancing rules apply. For questions and confirmation of event related to COVID-19 safety and health precautions, please contact Tabitha Hoffman, hospice bereavement coordinator, at 402.362.7739.
  • The Suicide Survivors Support Group hosted by Tabitha Hospice and Four Corners Local Outreach will be held in person on the last Tuesday of the month, Apr. 27, 5:30 p.m., at Four Corners Health Department, 2101 N. Lincoln Ave., York. Masks and social distancing rules apply. Registration is required. Please call 402.362.2621 for a brief conversation to help identify your personal bereavement needs and confirmation of event as it relates to COVID-19 safety and health precautions.

Please contact a Bereavement Coordinator in your area if you'd like to talk to someone about services:

  • Lincoln/Lancaster County - 402.486.8546
  • Nebraska City/Syracuse Area - 402.416.7365
  • York/Grand Island Area - 402.362.7739

Memory Workshop

The University of Nebraska—Lincoln and Tabitha will resume the eight-week “Avoid the Brain Strain: Memory Workshop” in person starting Wednesday, June 9, 2021 (through July 28), 10-11:30 a.m. The Barkley Memorial Center is currently under construction. Participants will be notified of event location. The interactive course is designed to teach adults strategies to keep their memories sharp as they age. Masks and social distancing rules apply. Online sessions via Zoom along with printed materials will also be available. Cost is $20 per person. Seats are limited and registration is required; register online at https://cehs.unl.edu/secd/memory-clinic/. For questions, please contact Judy Harvey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, at 402.472.6792 or Judy.Harvey@unl.edu.

Hospice Volunteers 

Tabitha is also offering online hospice volunteer training. Hospice volunteering is a rewarding opportunity that provides companionship, pet therapy, bereavement support, respite care, office and clerical support while providing comfort and joy to Tabitha clients and families. For questions or to learn more, contact:

  • Lincoln/Lancaster County - Rae Dixon, Tabitha Hospice volunteer coordinator, at 402.486.8577 or email Rae.Dixon@Tabitha.org
  • Nebraska City/Syracuse Area - Rae Dixon, Tabitha Hospice volunteer coordinator, at 402.486.8577 or email Rae.Dixon@Tabitha.org

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