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The Empty Bed

The Empty Bed

How are you holding space for your grief, remembering those who have passed? Are you giving yourself time to heal? If it has been a while, do you also make room for your own growth, your own life?

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A Serpent in the Garden?

A Serpent in the Garden?

Even though painful memories and unresolved trauma can keep Elders and their care partners from enjoying the bounty of a rich and vibrant community, there are real-world approaches to recognizing and responding to the effects of trauma. We can ensure that everyone in our community is able to hear and say “yes” to our invitation to enjoy the Garden!

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Trauma-Informed Care Training comes to Omaha this June

Trauma-Informed Care Training comes to Omaha this June

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires the provision of Trauma-Informed Care, and your nursing home needs to be in compliance by this November! What?!?!? Have you wondered where or how to start with implementing Trauma-Informed Care in your...

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Time Saving Tips for Caregivers

Time Saving Tips for Caregivers

Today, we welcome guest blogger, Christine Klotz, author of All-In Caregiving: A Guide for the Care of Aging Parents. Providing care and support for a family member or other loved one takes time that you just might feel you don’t have. You have your own life that is...

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Is it Just the “Winter Blues?”

Is it Just the “Winter Blues?”

This interactive webinar distinguishes between two types of Seasonal Affective Disorder, and explores the various facts and myths about this form of depression, including symptoms, treatment approaches, and strategies for coping if you know you are prone to S.A.D.

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How To Say “No” As A Caregiver

How To Say “No” As A Caregiver

When was the last time you said “no” when someone asked you to do something?  It might have been an invitation to a party, to serve on a committee, or to help with an event at your faith community.   It can be very hard to say “no!”   We often feel that if someone...

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What Is The Real Meaning of Trauma?

What Is The Real Meaning of Trauma?

Everywhere you turn these days, it seems you run into something about trauma. The word is used so often, and in so many contexts, the meaning seems to be lost through overuse, even as it is poorly understood. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

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