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Tabitha Grief Groups and Hospice Volunteer Training - December 2019

Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers grief groups, a remembrance service and individual hospice volunteer training throughout December in Lincoln, York, Nebraska City, Grand Island, NE, and surrounding areas. View calendar.

MAIN REGION (LINCOLN, NE AND LANCASTER COUNTY)

Grief and support groups are open to anyone in the community experiencing loss or needing support. For questions and confirmation of dates, please contact Pastor Ray Boeche, Tabitha Hospice bereavement coordinator, at 402.486.8546.

  • “Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group,” held every Monday, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Front Porch Coffee Shop, 5925 Adams St.

  • “Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group,” held every Wednesday, 1:30-3 p.m., at The Harbor Coffeehouse, 1265 S. Cotner Blvd.

  • “Men’s Drop-in Grief Group,” held every other Friday, December 6 and 20, 1:30-3 p.m., at Hy-Vee deli, 7151 Stacy Ln.

Tabitha and the Alzheimer’s Association host a free caregiving and dementia drop-in support group the first Monday of each month, 7-8 p.m., at Tabitha LifeQuest Conference Room, 4720 Randolph St. Trained facilitators provide a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of those with dementia to exchange caregiving challenges and concerns, identify solutions and coping mechanisms and learn about community resources. For questions, please contact Jordan Schoenefeld, Tabitha Memory Care Engagement Coordinator, at 402.484.9418.

Join Tabitha and University of Nebraska– Lincoln for an eight-week Memory Workshop starting Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10-11:30 a.m. at 203A 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. Cost is $80 (for participant and guest). Seats are limited; register online at cehs.unl.edu/secd/memory-clinic.  For questions, please contact Abbe Davis, M.S., CCC-SLP, Tabitha Speech-Language Pathologist, at 402.416.2936 or Abbe.Davis@Tabitha.org.

Tabitha also offers individual hospice volunteer training throughout Lancaster County. 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. For questions or to learn more about hospice volunteering, contact Rae Dixon, Tabitha Hospice volunteer coordinator, at 402.486.8577 or email Rae.Dixon@Tabitha.org.

 

EAST (NEBRASKA CITY, NE AREA) REGION

The “Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group” will be held the second Tuesday of each month, December 10, 2-3 p.m., at Good Samaritan Society - Longs Creek Village Assisted Living, 418 Q St., Auburn. Sessions offer a relaxed, drop-in atmosphere and provide the opportunity to process loss while meeting others with similar experiences. For questions, please contact Juanita Steenbakkers, Tabitha Hospice bereavement coordinator, at 402.416.7365.

Tabitha also offers individual hospice volunteer training throughout Cass, Otoe, Nemaha, Johnson and surrounding counties. 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 about hospice volunteering, contact Rae Dixon, Tabitha Hospice volunteer coordinator, at 402.486.8577 or email Rae.Dixon@Tabitha.org.

 

CENTRAL REGION (YORK, NE AREA)

A unique support group will be offered through Tabitha’s new “HOPE Book Club.” During these sessions, members will review and discuss the book, “Option B;” a powerful, inspiring and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. The group will meet Mondays, Dec. 9 and Jan. 13, 2020, at 12:45 p.m., at Milford Senior Center, 105 S. B St. For questions and to register, please contact Tabitha Hoffman, hospice bereavement coordinator, at 402.362.7739.

The “Seward Grief Support Group” will be held December 10, 5 p.m., at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1014 N. 6th St. For questions, please contact Tabitha Hoffman, hospice bereavement coordinator, at 402.362.7739.

Tabitha invites you to join the Tabitha Hospice team in Crete or Columbus for a remembrance service to celebrate the life of your loved one, experience healing after loss and share in the support of our community. For questions, please contact Tabitha Hoffman, hospice bereavement coordinator, at 402.362.7739.

  • Wednesday, December 4, 6:30 p.m., Tabitha in Crete—The Gardens Assisted Living, 1405 Hickory Ave.
  • Wednesday, December 11, 6 p.m., Columbus Senior Center, 3111 19th St.

Tabitha also offers individual hospice volunteer training throughout York, Seward, Butler, Polk, Fillmore, Saline and surrounding counties. 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 about hospice volunteering, contact Susan Stearns, Tabitha Hospice volunteer coordinator, at 402.362.7739 or email Susan.Stearns@Tabitha.org.

 

WEST (GRAND ISLAND, NE AREA) REGION

Join Tabitha Hospice for “Holiday Painting with Tabitha,” December 20, 2 p.m., at Happy Brush, 305 W. 3rd St., Grand Island. This class will provide education and support to help families, friends and caregivers cope during some of the toughest times—the holidays—after the recent loss of a loved one. Along with the grief education, you have the opportunity to purchase a painting package of your choice. Some individuals find art a valuable tool in grief expression. For more information and to reserve your spot, please contact Tabitha Hoffman, hospice bereavement coordinator, at 402.362.7739.

Tabitha offers individual hospice volunteer training throughout Hall, Hamilton, Merrick, Clay, Buffalo and surrounding counties. 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 about hospice volunteering, contact Susan Stearns, Tabitha Hospice volunteer coordinator, at 308.389.6002 or email Susan.Stearns@Tabitha.org.

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