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Tabitha Grief Groups and Hospice Volunteer Training - November 2019

Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers support groups, remembrance services and individual hospice volunteer training throughout November in Lincoln, York, Seward, Auburn, Nebraska City, Aurora, Grand Island, NE, and surrounding communities. View full calendar of events here.

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, November 8 and 22, 1:30-3 p.m., at Hy-Vee deli, 7151 Stacy Ln.

Tabitha has teamed up with Alzheimer’s Association to host a new caregiving and dementia drop-in support group. In these free sessions, trained facilitators lead the discussion, providing 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. The group will be held the first Monday of each month, 7-8 p.m., at Tabitha LifeQuest Conference Room, 4720 Randolph St. For questions, please contact Jordan Schoenefeld, Tabitha Memory Care Engagement Coordinator, at 402.484.9418.

Tabitha invites you to join the Tabitha Hospice team for a special Holiday Service of Reflection and Remembrance to celebrate the life of your loved one, experience healing after loss and share in the support of our community. The service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, 6 p.m., at Tabitha Chapel, 4720 Randolph St. For questions, please contact Pastor Ray Boeche, Tabitha Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, at 402.486.8546.

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 REGION (NEBRASKA CITY, NE AREA)

Grief and support groups are open to anyone in the community experiencing loss or needing support and helpful caregiver tips.

The “Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group” will be held the second Tuesday of each month, November 12, 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 Hospice invites you to a special grief class, “Hope for the Holidays,” November 19, 4-5 p.m., at Tabitha, 1114 Grundman Blvd., Nebraska City. This class will identify tips to help families, friends and caregivers cope during some of the toughest times—the holidays—after the recent loss of a loved one. For more information, 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. 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)

Grief support groups are open to anyone in the community experiencing loss or needing support.

The “Seward Grief Support Group” will be held on November 12, 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.

Join Tabitha Hospice and Four Corners Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) for a special support group the last Tuesday of each month, November 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Four Corners Health Department, 2101 N. Lincoln Ave., York. If interested, please call 402.362.2621 ahead for a brief conversation to help identify your personal bereavement needs.

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 be held Mondays, Nov. 4, 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.

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. 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 REGION (GRAND ISLAND, NE AREA)

Grief and support groups are open to anyone in the community experiencing loss or needing support and helpful caregiver tips.

The “Aurora Grief Support Group” will be held on November 26, 1:30 p.m., at Aurora Methodist Church, 1104 A St. For questions, please contact Tabitha Hoffman, hospice bereavement coordinator, at 402.362.7739.

Tabitha also 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.  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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