Tabitha Offers a Variety of Community Support Groups
Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers a variety of support groups and remembrance services.
Grief and support groups are open to anyone in the community experiencing loss or needing support. Your loved one did not have to be with Tabitha. Registration and participation is free. For questions and to register, please call 402.486.8546 or visit Tabitha.org/Hospice/Bereavement.
“Grieving Gracefully Book Club,” held every second and fourth Tuesday, Jan. 12 and 26, 12-1 p.m. The support group will read and discuss, “Choosing to See: A Journey of Struggle and Hope” by Mary Beth Chapman; a book that focuses on moving through grief with faith. For questions, please call Juanita Steenbakkers at 402.416.7365.
“Growing Through Grief Support Group,” held every Tuesday beginning Jan. 19, 3 p.m. This six-week support group is dedicated for those who recently lost a loved one. Share your story with others who are going through a common experience while receiving helpful tips to successfully move through the grief journey. For questions, please call Abby Henre at 402.486.8546.
“HOPE Book Club,” held every first and third Thursday beginning Jan. 21, 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.
“Caregiver Support Group,” held every Thursday beginning Jan. 21, 2 p.m. This eight-week support group is dedicated for those who are caring for a spouse, parent or other loved one with a serious illness. Each week will cover a different caregiving topic. For questions, please call Juanita Steenbakkers at 402.416.7365.
- “Aurora Grief Support Group” will be held in person on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1:30 p.m., at Aurora Methodist Church, 1104 A St. Masks and social distancing rules apply. For questions, please contact Tabitha Hoffman, hospice bereavement coordinator, at 402.362.7739.
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
The University of Nebraska—Lincoln and Tabitha will resume the eight-week Memory Workshop starting Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 (through April 7), 10-11:30 a.m., at Barkley Memorial Center, 4075 East Campus Loop South. 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 Volunteer Training
Tabitha is also offering online individual hospice volunteer training. Hospice volunteering is a rewarding opportunity that provides companionship, pet therapy, bereavement support, respite care, light housekeeping, office and clerical support while providing comfort and joy to Tabitha clients and families. For questions or to learn more, contact: