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May Event 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, May 2

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 – 2:30 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, May 9

– 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, May 16

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 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

 

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 Last Steps Workshop –

Honoring Your Wishes hosts this workship to help participants learn the skills necessary to initiate IPOST concversations with the frail and elderly and eople affected by a terminal illness or chronic critical medical condition, assist in making informed health care decisions, create written documents, and improve the effectiveness of the IPOST paradigm. Intended audience is health care professionals. Register here.

When: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Hills Bank and Trust Company, 1401 S Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA 52240

Contact: Jane Dohrmann, 319-688-4214, jane.dohrmann@iowacityhospice.org

 

Wednesday, May 23

– 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

 

Thursday, May 24

– Bereavement Luncheon –

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

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: JW Foods, 122 E Ave, Kalona

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

 

 

Living Through Loss – November

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, November 1st

Time: 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Where: Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City

Call 319-338-9171 for more information.

Sponsored by: Lensing Funeral & Cremation Services

Grieving Your Spouse – October Programs

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, October 11 and Wednesday, October 25

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.

September Bereavement Luncheon

Iowa City Hospice is hosting a luncheon for all bereaved individuals in the community on September 28, 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, September 28th 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.

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, September 6th, 2017

Time: 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Where: Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City

Call 319-338-9171 for more information about Living Through Loss.

Sponsored by: Lensing Funeral & Cremation Services

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, March Group

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: March 15th, 2017
  • Time: 5:15-6:30pm
  • Where: Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Ave, Iowa City, IA

For more information about Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, call 319-388-8171.

Grieving Your Spouse, March Group

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.

This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month from 5:30PM to 6:30PM at the Iowa City Hospice offices at 1025 Wade Street in Iowa City 52240.

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

February is American Heart Month!

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? This is also true for the state of Iowa. More than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year.

Although heart disease is the leading cause of death, it is NOT the primary diagnosis for the majority of hospice patients. This could mean that not all persons who die from heart disease are receiving hospice services, even though they may be eligible.

Iowa City Hospice can help. 

Do you have questions about hospice eligibility? Are you thinking about how you or a loved one could benefit from hospice services? Our highly trained professionals can guide, support, and educate patients to help manage their heart disease and add quality to days.

Call Iowa City Hospice at 319-351-5665 or visit www.iowacityhospice.org.

Walk for Dignity 2017

All are invited to join us at our 18th Annual Walk for Dignity on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Willow Creek Park in Iowa City.

  • Donation drop-off starts at 11 am.
  • Fun activities begin at noon.
  • The Walk will begin at 1 pm.

Our 2017 Honorary Family is the Classy Chassy Cruisers Car Club of Iowa City.

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Memorial Wreath

This year, we will be remembering your loved ones and the loved ones of all who walk. This time of remembering will occur at 11:30 am by the Memorial Wreath. Please arrive early to tie a ribbon on the wreath and write the name of your loved one. These names will be read during a short ceremony.

For more details, information or to get involved, contact Judy Frits by email or phone (319-688-4213 or 800-897-3052), or use any of the following resources:

Collect $150 in donations and receive an Iowa City Hospice t-shirt!


Walk for Dignity 2017 Sponsors

A heartfelt thank you to our generous sponsors, who make this event possible:

February Bereavement Luncheon

Iowa City Hospice is hosting a luncheon for all bereaved individuals in the community on February 23rd, 2017, at The Farmer’s Diner, 2300 Park Ave, Muscatine, IA at 11:30am. Please join us for lunch if you have experienced a loss and want to connect with other bereaved.

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. The 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.