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March Events Schedule

Get connected at one of Iowa City Hospice’s community events this month. Visit our Events Calendar for a full schedule of upcoming events.

 

Wednesday, March 7

Lensing Funeral Home: Living Through Loss –

Living Through Loss is an educational program for bereaved individuals that provides a supportive environment to receive education, support, and resources to help with loss. Topics vary by month.

When: 5:15- 6:15 p.m.

Where: Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City

Contact: Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, 319-338-9171

 

Caregiver Support Group –

A group for caregivers that offers emotional and educational support in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.

When: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Johnson County Extension, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City

Details: Free respite care from Pathways Adult Health Center, 817 Pepperwood Lane, Iowa City. Reservations required, call 319-339-6162.

Contact: Polly Porter, Iowa City Hospice Social Worker,  319-351-5665, polly.porter@iowacityhospice.org

 

Wednesday, March 14

– Grieving Your Spouse –

A professionally led, ongoing support group for individuals who have lost a spouse or partner within the past two years. Pre-registration required.

When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade Street, Iowa City

RSVP: Julie Bockenstedt, 319-351-5665, julie.bockenstedt@iowacityhospice.org

 

Wednesday, March 21

Caregiver Support Group –

A group for caregivers that offers emotional and educational support in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.

When: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Johnson County Extension, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City

Details: Free respite care: Pathways Adult Health Center, 817 Pepperwood Lane, Iowa City. Reservations required, call 319-339-6162.

Contact: Polly Porter, Iowa City Hospice Social Worker,  319-351-5665, polly.porter@iowacityhospice.org

 

Lensing Funeral Home Group: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow –

Please join Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service for a self-help support group for any adult who has experienced a death.

When: 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City

Contact: Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, 319-338-9171

 

Thursday, March 22

– Bereavement Luncheon –

A social luncheon, open to all bereaved, provides an opportunity to connect and share common experiences with others.

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Where: JW Foods, 122 E Ave, Kalona

RSVP: Julie Bockenstedt, 319-351-5665, julie.bockenstedt@iowacityhospice.org

 

Thursday, March 28

– Grieving Your Spouse –

A professionally led, ongoing support group for individuals who have lost a spouse or partner within the past two years. Pre-registration required.

When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade Street, Iowa City

RSVP: Julie Bockenstedt, 319-351-5665, julie.bockenstedt@iowacityhospice.org

 

 

 

February Events Schedule

Get connected at one of Iowa City Hospice’s community events this month. Visit our Events Calendar for a full schedule of upcoming events.

Wednesday, February 7

Lensing Funeral Home: Living Through Loss –

Living Through Loss is an educational program for bereaved individuals that provides a supportive environment to receive education, support, and resources to help with loss. Topics vary by month.

When: 5:15- 6:15 p.m.

Where: Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City

Contact: Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, 319-338-9171

 

Caregiver Support Group –

A group for caregivers that offers emotional and educational support in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.

When: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Johnson County Extension, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City

Details: Free respite care from Pathways Adult Health Center, 817 Pepperwood Lane, Iowa City. Reservations required, call 319-339-6162.

Contact: Polly Porter, Iowa City Hospice Social Worker,  319-351-5665, polly.porter@iowacityhospice.org

 

Wednesday, February 14

– Grieving Your Spouse –

A professionally led, ongoing support group for individuals who have lost a spouse or partner within the past two years. Pre-registration required.

When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade Street, Iowa City

RSVP: Julie Bockenstedt, 319-351-5665, julie.bockenstedt@iowacityhospice.org

 

Wednesday, February 21

Caregiver Support Group –

A group for caregivers that offers emotional and educational support in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.

When: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Johnson County Extension, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City

Details: Free respite care: Pathways Adult Health Center, 817 Pepperwood Lane, Iowa City. Reservations required, call 319-339-6162.

Contact: Polly Porter, Iowa City Hospice Social Worker,  319-351-5665, polly.porter@iowacityhospice.org

 

Lensing Funeral Home Group: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow –

Please join Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service for a self-help support group for any adult who has experienced a death.

When: 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City

Contact: Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, 319-338-9171

 

Honoring Your Wishes: Respecting Choices First Steps®

Honoring Your Wishes hosts this workshop to assist participants in learning effective communication and interview skills for person-centered advance care planning (ACP) facilitation. The intended audience is health care professionals and community health leaders.

When: Registration at 7:45. Program from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Hills Bank & Trust Community Room, 1401 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City

Details: Course objectives and registration.

Contact: Jane Dohrmann, Director of Honoring Your Wishes, 319-688-4214, jane.dohrmann@iowacityhospice.org

 

Thursday, February 22

– Bereavement Luncheon –

A social luncheon, open to all bereaved, provides an opportunity to connect and share common experiences with others.

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Where: JW Foods, 122 E Ave, Kalona

RSVP: Julie Bockenstedt, 319-351-5665, julie.bockenstedt@iowacityhospice.org

 

Thursday, February 28

– Grieving Your Spouse –

A professionally led, ongoing support group for individuals who have lost a spouse or partner within the past two years. Pre-registration required.

When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade Street, Iowa City

RSVP: Julie Bockenstedt, 319-351-5665, julie.bockenstedt@iowacityhospice.org

 

 

 

January Events Schedule

Get connected at one of Iowa City Hospice’s community events this month. Visit our Event Calendar for a full schedule of upcoming events.

Wednesday, January 3

– Caregiver Support Group –

A group for caregivers that offers emotional and educational support in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.

When: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Johnson County Extension, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City

Details: Free respite care: Pathways Adult Health Center, 817 Pepperwood Lane, Iowa City; reservations required 319-339-6162

Contact: Polly Porter, Iowa City Hospice Social Worker,  319-351-5665 or polly.porter@iowacityhospice.org

 

Wednesday, January 10

– Grieving Your Spouse –

A professionally led, ongoing support group for individuals who have lost a spouse or partner within the past two years. Pre-registration required.

When: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade Street, Iowa City

RSVP: Julie Bockenstedt at 319-351-5665 or julie.bockenstedt@iowacityhospice.org

 

Wednesday, January 17

Caregiver Support Group –

A group for caregivers that offers emotional and educational support in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.

When: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Johnson County Extension, 3109 Old Highway 218 South, Iowa City

Details: Free respite care: Pathways Adult Health Center, 817 Pepperwood Lane, Iowa City; reservations required 319-339-6162

Contact: Polly Porter, Iowa City Hospice Social Worker,  319-351-5665 or polly.porter@iowacityhospice.org

 

– Lensing Funeral Home Group: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow –

Please join Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service for a self-help support group for any adult who has experienced a death.

When: 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City

Contact: Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service at 319-338-9171

 

Wednesday, January 24

– Grieving Your Spouse –

A professionally led, ongoing support group for individuals who have lost a spouse or partner within the past two years. Pre-registration required.

When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade Street, Iowa City

RSVP: Julie Bockenstedt at 319-351-5665 or julie.bockenstedt@iowacityhospice.org

 

Thursday, January 25

– Bereavement Luncheon –

A social luncheon, open to all bereaved, provides an opportunity to connect and share common experiences with others.

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Where: JW Foods, 122 E Ave, Kalona

RSVP: Julie Bockenstedt at 319-351-5665 or julie.bockenstedt@iowacityhospice.org

 

 

 

Bereavement Luncheon – December

Iowa City Hospice is hosting a luncheon for all bereaved individuals in the community on December 28, 2017. Please join us for lunch if you have experienced a loss and want to connect with other bereaved.

Details

Where: Farmer’s Diner, 2300 Park Ave, Ste B, Muscatine, Iowa 52761

When: Thursday, December 28 at 11:30 a.m.

Many people who are struggling with grief and loss find it helpful to have social outlets, such as this luncheon, where support is available. This luncheon provides an opportunity for bereaved to meet one another and share common experiences. We have tables reserved especially for this group and you will be greeted by Iowa City Hospice staff. This luncheon is ongoing, meeting every other month. Farmer’s Diner offers a wide variety of delicious and affordable meals.

For more information and to RSVP please contact our bereavement counselor at 319-351-5665.

Lensing Funeral: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Please join Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service for Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow. It is a self-help support group for any adult who has experienced a death.

When: December 20th, 2017
Time: 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Ave, Iowa City, IA

Call Lensing Funeral at 319-338-8171 for more information.

 

 

Grieving Your Spouse – December

According to grief expert Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, there are certain needs we have when we are grieving. There is a need for the bereaved to express their grief in some way whether verbally or in another way. We need to respect what our bodies and minds are telling us and learn to nurture ourselves, whether we are experiencing a multitude of emotions or numbness.

Grieving Your Spouse is a professionally led ongoing support group for people whose spouse or significant other has died in the last three years. The group is set up to help the grieving partner reconcile the loss. In the group, we not only learn from others who are also grieving but also have an opportunity to process our own grief. This is also a great opportunity to network with others who understand what you are going through.

When: Wednesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 27

Where: Iowa City Hospice 1025 Wade Street, Iowa City, 52240

Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

To RSVP or for more information contact Julie Bockenstedt at 319-688-4217 or julie.bockenstedt@iowacityhospice.org.

Lensing Funeral: Living Through Loss

Living Through Loss (LTL) is an educational program for bereaved individuals that provides a supportive environment to receive education, support and resources to help with loss. Discussion topics vary by month.

When: Wednesday, December 6th

Time: 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Where: Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City

Call Lensing Funeral at 319-338-8171 for more information.

Sponsored by: Lensing Funeral & Cremation Services

Caregiver Support Group – December

Iowa City Hospice recognizes the immense value of family caregivers and strives to sustain them in their roles through support and education. Iowa City Hospice and Pathways Adult Day Health Center offer a support group for caregivers that are open and free to all community members at any point in their care giving journey.

The Caregiver Support Group offers emotional and educational support in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.

The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at Johnson County Extension, 3109 Old Hwy 218 South, Iowa City, 52246. This months meeting dates are:

  • Wednesday, December 6th from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 20th from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

For more information on support groups contact Iowa City Hospice at 319-351-5665.

Free respite care is available during the support group at Pathways Adult Day Health Center, with a reservation.  To make a reservation for the free respite, call 319-339-6162. 

November Bereavement Luncheon

Iowa City Hospice is hosting a luncheon for all bereaved individuals in the community on November 30, 2017. Please join us for lunch if you have experienced a loss and want to connect with other bereaved.

Details

Where: JW Foods, 122 E Ave, Kalona, IA

When: Thursday, November 30th at 11:30 a.m.

Many people who are struggling with grief and loss find it helpful to have social outlets, such as this luncheon, where support is available. This luncheon provides an opportunity for bereaved to meet one another and share common experiences. We have tables reserved especially for this group and you will be greeted by Iowa City Hospice staff. This luncheon is ongoing, meeting every other month. JW Foods offers a wide variety of delicious and affordable meals.

For more information and to RSVP please contact our bereavement counselor at 319-351-5665.

Lensing Funeral: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Please join Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service for Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow. It is a self-help support group for any adult who has experienced a death.

When: November 15th, 2017
Time: 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Ave, Iowa City, IA

Call Lensing Funeral at 319-338-8171 for more information.