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Thrive Calendar


Senior Center Locations

Aging Partners Fitness Center — 555 S. 9th St., 402-441-7575

Asian Senior Center — 144 N. 44th St., 402-477-3446

Belmont Center — 1234 Judson St., 402-441-7990

Downtown Center — 1005 O St., 402-441-7154

Lake Street Center — 2400 S. 11th St., 402-441-7157

Northeast Center — 6300 Platte Ave., 402441-7151.

Bennet Center — American Legion hall, 970 Monroe St., Hickman, 402-416-7693

Firth Center — 311 Nemaha St., Firth, 402-416-7693.

Hickman Center — Hickman Community Center, 115 Locust St., 402-416-7693

Waverly Center — VFW, 13820 Guildford St., 402-416-7693

Additional locations — Butler, Fillmore, Polk, Saline, Seward and York counties. For information call 800-247-0938.


Aging Partners Fitness Center — Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 555 S. 9th St.

All ages are welcome at the fitness center. Cardio equipment, strength training equipment, free weights, balance and other exercise aids are available.

$10 monthly suggested contribution for age 60 and over and family caregivers of any age. $15 fee for under age 60. A certified personal trainer is available Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only and at no additional cost.

For most Health and Fitness classes, there is a $4 per class suggested contribution for age 60 and over and family caregivers of any age or a $5 per class fee for under age 60. Punch cards are available. Preregistration is required for all classes by calling 402-441-7575. Please register early. Classes that do not have sufficient enrollment will be canceled.

New for Family Caregivers

Family caregivers do a lot to enhance the health and well being of the person they care for. It is important that they remember to take good care of themselves. One of our certified personal trainers or instructors would be happy to assist you in developing a home-based exercise program designed to meet your needs. Appointments can be set up at a time and location convenient to you. We would also like to encourage family caregivers to take advantage of our fitness center and classes if they can. Call 402-441-7575 for more information.

Evidence-Based Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Classes — Evidence-based programs are supported by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Injury Prevention Program and the State of Nebraska Unit on Aging. Note: Because all Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Classes are progressive, no registrations will be accepted after the fourth class of each session.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention (New Class)

* 1- 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 30 – March 12 (no class Feb. 25), Irving Recreation Center, 2010 Van Dorn St.

This class will meet twice a week for eight weeks with a $2 suggested contribution per class or $32 per eight-week session. Punch cards are available. Instructor Mitzi Aden is certified in Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention. Attendees will learn the core modified 8 forms from Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance. Warm-up and cool-down sessions will include Tai Chi for Arthritis movements developed by Dr. Paul Lam at the Tai Chi for Health Institute. Class is beneficial to people with or without arthritis. Movements can be modified to accommodate mobility issues for any participant and can be done seated as a starting exercise. Each session includes: Warm-up and cool-down exercises designed to help manage pain; one or two movements per lesson, progressively leading to completing the eight basic core movements; breathing techniques; and Tai Chi principles including those relating to improving physical and mental balance.

Chair Assisted Tai Chi

* 9:30-10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 30 through March 26, dining room, St. Paul United Methodist Church 1144 M St.

This class is based on the modified Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance 8 Form program. Participants meet twice weekly for 12 weeks and are taught simple movements they can practice sitting or standing near a chair. There are many benefits of chair Tai Chi for all abilities. It strengthens the legs and upper body, which leads to improved balance. Participants work progressively toward standing Tai Chi. Suggested contribution is $2 per class or $48 per session.

Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance (Level I)

This class is for people new to Tai Chi or those wanting to continue working on the basic Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance 8 Forms. It is a fall prevention program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi to help older adults improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities. $2 suggested contribution per class or $48 per session.

* 1 – 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 30 through April 9, (no class Feb. 17), Eastridge Presbyterian Church 1135 Eastridge Drive

* 11 a.m. – noon. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 11 through April 30, Irving Recreation Center 2010 Van Dorn St.

Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance (Level II)

* 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 30 through April 9 (no class Feb. 17). Eastridge Presbyterian Church 1135 Eastridge Drive.

This class is for people who have completed one or more sessions of Tai Chi— Moving for Better Balance Level I. Classes are designed for people who want to continue with the traditional 8 forms with less instruction and some variations. $2 suggested contribution per class or $48 per session.

Classes are open to join at any time during the session, but registration is still required.

Tai Chi – Continuing 24 Form

This class is suggested for those who have completed the 24 Form instructional classes.

* 1 – 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 3 through April 6, (no class Feb. 17), Cotner Center Condominium 1540 Cotner Blvd.

Qigong Refresh and Recharge

This ancient, meditative practice focuses on slow, gentle movements that help to relieve aching muscles and stiff joints, improve balance, flexibility and increase energy. Movements begin from a chair, move to standing forms, closing with seated stretches and stimulating breath exercises. This class is appropriate for individuals at all levels of ability.

* 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 3 through April 6 (no class Feb. 17), Cotner Center Condominium 1540 N. Cotner Blvd., (use Cotner Blvd. entrance).

* 2 – 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 5 through March 25, Auld Pavilion, 1650 Memorial Drive, (please note new day and time).

Qigong March Mini Series

This ancient, meditative practice focuses on slow, gentle movements which help to relieve aching muscles and stiff joints, improve balance, flexibility and increase energy. Movements begin from a chair, move to standing forms, closing with seated stretches and stimulating breath exercises. This class is appropriate for individuals at all levels of ability. $2 suggested contribution appreciated.

* Noon – 12:45 p.m. Fridays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, Asian Community and Cultural Center, 144 N. 44th St., Suite A.

Dance for Life (formerly Dynamic Movement class)

Each class focuses on balance, strength and cardio health through a unique combination of dance steps done to popular oldies music. Synchronized movements isolate and strengthen muscle groups, increase heart rate and improve core stability. Participants warm up from the chair, move to standing, transition to dance then cool down with standing and seated movements.

* 2 – 3 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 3 through April 6, (no class Feb. 17), Cotner Center Condominium, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd., use Cotner Blvd. entrance.

* 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 30 through March 26, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, gymnasium, 8550 Pioneers Blvd.

* 10 – 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 5 through March 25, Auld Pavilion, 1650 Memorial Drive, (please note new day and time).

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. It is a unique style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. Poses are done seated or the chair is used for support during standing and balance poses. Emphasis will be on breathing, balance and taking things at your own pace. Chair yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions. Beginners welcome.

* 11 a.m. – noon, Fridays, East Lincoln Christian Church 7001 Edenton Road.

* 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Eastridge Presbyterian Church 1135 Eastridge Drive.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

The Diabetes Self-Management Workshop is a six-week course for adults with diabetes, their family members and friends. Learn about diabetes including: What to eat and when to exercise, monitoring your blood sugar, foot care, communicating with family and your health care provider Low and high blood sugar, tips for dealing with stress, how to set small and achievable goals, overview of relaxation techniques, how to increase your self-confidence and feel better and take charge. This workshop is offered at no cost, but suggested contributions of $4 per class are appreciated.

* 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 4 through Feb. 18, The Ambassador 4405 Normal Blvd.

Vermeer Education Center

Services available to people age 60 and over include comprehensive foot care, blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, osteoporosis screenings and health education. Senior Health Promotion Center 4000 S. 84th St., located north of St. Mark’s, $15 suggested contribution will help these services continue.

* 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26, March 4, 11 and 18.

Downtown Senior Health Promotion Center

Services available to people age 60 and over include comprehensive foot and ear care, blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol screenings and health education. $15 suggested contribution will help these services continue, 1005 O St., lower level.

* 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Feb. 13, 20 and 27, March 5 and 19.

New: Foot Clinics at Lancaster County Rural Senior Centers

Regular foot care might be more important than you think. Years of walking, working and injuries can be hard on your feet. A registered nurse from Aging Partners will examine your feet, trim your nails, file your calluses and advise on comfort measures for your feet. There is a foot massage at the end for a special treat. Appointments are between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., a $15 donation is suggested, call Paula at 402-416-7693 for more details and to register. Your feet will thank you. The following locations have foot clinics:

* Feb. 19, Waverly Senior Center, VFW Post, 13820 Guildford, Waverly.

* Jan. 30 and March 26, Bennet Senior Center American Legion Hall 970 Monroe, Bennet.

* March 4, Hickman Senior Center Hickman Community Center 115 Locust St., Hickman.

Senior Center Events

Free Income Tax Assistance

*10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Feb. 3 through April 9. Appointments start at 10 a.m. and the last appointment is at 2 p.m., Aging Partners, 1005 O St.

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers are back to help you with your 2019 income taxes. Why not stay for lunch? Make your lunch reservation, served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., when you make your tax appointment. Bring your photo ID, a copy of last year’s return, proof of health insurance, Social Security card, wage and earnings statements (W2’s), Retirement Income statements (Form 1099R or SSA 1099), Interest and Dividend statements (Form 1099), Homestead Exemption forms, and any other information about your income and expenses. For an appointment call 402-441-7158. Appointments fill up fast, call early.

Bob Ross Oil Painting Class

* 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Lake Street Center, 2400 S. 11th St. “Trails End,” a rustic cabin sits at the edge of a glowing woodland. Paint along with certified instructor Donald R. Belik, no experience required, all materials and supplies are provided, registration is required, call 402-441-7158, payment of $50 is due by Friday, Jan. 31, mail payment to Aging Partners, Attention: Art Class, 1005 O St.

Jimmy Mack’s Italian Valentine’s Show

* 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14, Downtown Center, 1005 O St. A $4 donation is suggested for age 60 and over. Please call 402-441-7154, by Feb. 11, to reserve a meal. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jimmy Mack will perform your favorite Italian love songs to swoon and sway to while you dine on a fantastic Italian meal.

St. Patrick’s Day with the Lincoln Irish Dancers

* 5:30 p.m. (dinner); 6:30 p.m. (show); $10 (dinner and show); $5 (show only); $4 transportation fee to the event, March 12, Cotner Center Condominium 1540 N. Cotner Blvd. Enjoy a traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage, Lincoln Irish Dancers (LID) will perform Ceili group dances and provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in the dance. The LID mission is to heighten awareness and appreciation of traditional Irish dance, and to celebrate Irish culture in Lincoln and surrounding areas. Call 402-441-7158 for reservations, registered guests get seating priority over walk-ins, reservation and payment due by noon, March 10.

St. Patty’s Day Party featuring Chris Sayre

* 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. March 17, Downtown Center, 1005 O St. Reserve your spot for our St. Patrick’s Day party. Enjoy a bowl of Irish stew while Chris Sayre performs Irish tunes on a variety of musical instruments, a $4 contribution is suggested for age 60 and over. Call 402-441-7154 to reserve a meal.

Inclement Weather Policy — In the event of severe winter weather or dangerous conditions, Aging Partners Senior Centers may be closed. As a rule, if Lincoln Public Schools are closed, the senior centers will close and fitness classes will be canceled. Please listen to KFOR 103.3 FM or 1240 AM, or KLIN 1400 AM for the most accurate and up-to-date senior center closing information.


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (OLLI at UNL) has set their 2020 winter term schedule with a wide variety of course subjects and events for adults 50 years plus. Curiosity never retires. To receive a catalog, call 402-472-6265, email at, or go to to see all opportunities. The winter term runs from January 27 through March 7, 2020.

Winter Courses and Events


Feb-March — OLLI Winter Lecture Series

March 22 — Flatwater Shakespeare Company Presents “Romeo & Juliet”

March 23 — Flatwater Shakespeare Company Presents “Romeo & Juliet”

April 1 — Energize Your Body, Mind and Spirit Workshop


Mondays (Starting Jan 27)

Romans, Mosaics and Lots of Pirates: The Excavations of Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey

The MIND Diet, Part II: Recipes, Meal Plans and Make-Ahead Foods

Duncan Aviation Facilities Tour

Events That Changed the Course of World History, Part III

Hand-Built Clay Pottery

Flooding in Nebraska

Sexy Rectangles and Other Mathematical Wonders

Know the Difference: Types of Support Dogs

Navigating Normal Aging

Saving a Life with CPR

Vegetation Change in the Great Plains Since the Last Ice Age

Tuesdays (Starting Jan 28)

The History of Gaelic Ireland Until 1000 AD

An Introduction to Yoga: History, Science and Practice

Humans and DNA

The Cold War and the Clash between Democracy and Communism

Origami, the Japanese Art of Paper Folding

Can a Woman Rule? The Case of Elizabeth I

Duncan Aviation Facilities Tour

The New Testament, Part II

How Does Artificial Intelligence Impact My Life?

Fashion Forward and Style Savvy

Religious Revival in China

Backstage at the Rep Presents “A Thousand Words”

Introduction to Improv

Wednesdays (Starting Jan 29)

Gentle Yoga

Introduction to the World of Chess

Oral Health and Dentistry for Older Adults

Prisons and Prison Reform

Writing Your Memoirs

Photography Using Your Mobile Device

Duncan Aviation Facilities Tour

Post Processing/Editing Your Digital Pictures

Civil Discourse: For the Common Good

Elementary Bridge

Intermediate Bridge I

The Magic of the Metropolitan Opera

Thursdays (Starting Jan 30)

Darwin and Beyond, Part II

Colombia: Feeling the Ocean, Mountains and Rainforest

Badminton: The World’s Fastest Racquet Sport

What’s up with Bracketology?

The Cold War and the Clash between Democracy and Communism

Reading Homer’s “Iliad”

Cave Art

From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Religion

Great Writers of Science Fiction

Culinary Herbal Basics

Introduction to Argentine Tango and Its Mystery

Overlooked or Forgotten Women in Science, Literary and Political Arenas

Chinese Culture, Part I

Fridays (Starting Jan 31)

Turn Friday into “Fri-Yay” with Friday Fitness Club

* Prepare to Care: Creating a Plan

* The Rich History of Latinos in America

* Our Mindfulness: From State to Trait

* Three Bodies Burning: The Anatomy of an Investigation into Murder,

* Money and Mexican Marijuana

* The Truth about Birds and Bees

* Great Decisions

* Nature Lover’s Valentine’s Day Hike

Saturday (Starting Feb. 1)

* Art: Mud, Spit and Fears

Sunday (Feb. 23)

Art at the Assemblage California Clay: The Big Bang


Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center (CEC), 301 S. 68th St. Place.  Addresses will be listed for alternative locations of classes. Call 402-437-2700 to sign up for classes or log onto the website

Beginning Tap Dance for Adults — 6:15-7:15 p.m. Jan. 14-March 3, class is held at the Holy Trinity Church, 6001 A St, $59. The class is designed for the adult beginner, learn basic steps and short combinations in this fun class.

Swedish on the Plains — 6:30-8:30, p.m. Jan. 27-March 16, class is held at the CEC, $80. Learn Swedish and about Nebraska’s Swedish immigrants. A text book, CD and handouts with puzzles will help you learn Swedish.

Extreme Retirement Planning — 6-8 p.m. March 16-23, class is held at the CEC, $49 (adults) or $89 (couple). Determine when you can afford to quit working and what your sources of income will be in retirement.

Beginning Pickleball 101 — 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 3-24, class is held at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St., $49. Pickleball is easy to learn and lots of fun! Basic strategy and skills taught in addition to playing time, paddle is included.



Monthly Business Meeting: Using Maps in your Research (monthly meeting) — 2-4 p.m. Feb. 9. Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Walt Library.

The meeting is approximately 20 minutes. The business meeting will be followed by a live webinar presented by Cari Taplin, entitled “From Deeds to Dirt: Case Studies in Analyzing Research with Maps.” Our ancestors existed in a time and a place. Maps are one way to give the names and dates in our genealogical research more life, context, and excitement. Where did they live? What would they have seen? How did they get around? Cari will examine various ways researchers can use maps to trace their ancestors and their research. Some of the topics will cover: A look at different types of maps, tech tricks for using maps such as Google Maps’ “My Places,” using maps to determine possible migration routes, using collected research to recreate neighborhoods, using maps as an alternative research log, on-line map collections, mini-case studies to illustrate using maps for analysis. This event is free and open to the public.

Time Travelers Writing Group (Friday morning writing group) — 9:30 a.m-noon. Feb. 14, College View Church, Board room, 4801 Prescott Ave. Writing “Memories into Memoirs for Posterity” with Ruth Briney, facilitator and “Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories?” This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.

British Special Interest Group (British interest group) — 2-4 p.m. Feb. 16. Eiseley Library, meeting room 1, 1530 Superior St. Colonial British American research including Pilgrims and Puritans. Learn about the history and geography affecting these early settlers. Look at the major record sets and resources available to research this difficult time period. Discuss research strategies for locating genealogical information. Share member experiences and stories as we discover our British ancestors. Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British Special Interest Group in 2020. Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.

Using Maps in Your Research — 2-4 p.m. Feb. 23. Walt Library, 6701 S 14th St. Dennis Schulte’s workshop will be using Google Earth for genealogical work, demonstrating some of David Rumsey’s map collection and show how to use homestead and land patents in Google Earth. Bring your laptop or other electronic device to follow along. Having Google Earth already loaded on your device is a good prerequisite before you come. Dennis last demonstrated this information back in April 2016, so this is a great session for any new members, but also a great refresher if you have not used these skills in your research, event is free and open to the public.

Help from a Genealogist (Genealogy help session) — 3-5 p.m. Feb. 24. Location is to be decided, please see the website, prior to the meeting. Attend this session to get help or to help others. We welcome everyone from beginners to experts. Please bring your electronic devices. If you are coming for help, please bring your family tree information for the branch for which you are seeking help. We will have a flatbed scanner and an overhead scanner available, to assist you if you want to create digital images of some of your ancestral items including your photos, documents and unique shaped items, event is free and open to the public. 

Newspapers (educational opportunities) — 2-4 p.m. March 1. Eiseley Library, meeting rooms 1 and 2, 1530 Superior St. Please join us in learning more about using newspapers in our genealogy research. Members, Corinne Jacox and Pat Mehmken, will discuss newspaper offerings, methodologies and demonstrate how newspapers have furthered their family history story, event is free and open to the public.

Time Travelers Writing Group (Friday morning writing group) — 9:30 a.m.-noon. March 13. College View Church, 4801 Prescott Avenue, Church Board Room, Writing “Memories into Memoirs for Posterity” Ruth Briney, facilitator. Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.

Germanic Special Interest Group (German interest group) — 2-4 p.m. March 15. Walt Library, 6701 S 14th St. Building upon the March 1st educational opportunity session about using newspapers in genealogy. Instructor Dr. H. Peter Reinkordt, Professor of German, emeritus with Doane University, will talk about the history of German-American newspapers in Nebraska, sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome. 

March Business Meeting (monthly meeting) — 7-8:30 pm. March 19. First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th St. Monthly business meeting and the program that follows including “Show and Tell”: Join Marian Malone and bring a favorite heirloom you want to show the group and tell it’s story. The theme for your heirloom is jewelry or an accessory. Accessories might be pocket watches, gloves, hats, buttons, hair combs, bags, etc. Bring an item to share or just attend to appreciate the items and stories others will share. A guaranteed trip down memory lane, event is free and open to the public.


Lunch and Learns are held from noon-1 p.m., at the Graduate Hotel, 141 N. 9th St. For reservations please email or call 402-475-1411, listen to the prompt on the phone and press 1 to sign up. Cost for lunch is $15 (members), $17 (non-members). Please make your reservation on the Monday, prior to the meeting. Meetings are on the first Thursday of each month, except for April meeting, which is held on the second Thursday. 

Lunch and Learn schedule:

Feb. 6 — 2020 Census in Nebraska, speaker is Josie Gatti Schafer Ph.D., Director Center for Public Affairs Research, University of Nebraska, Omaha. 

March 5 — YWCA new programs for girls and young women, speaker is Karen Bell-Dancy, Director Lincoln YMCA.

April 9 — Ballot Initiatives, speaker is Angie Remington, NE Civic Engagement Table. 

May 7 — Open Sky an update on Nebraska’s Fiscal debate, speaker is Renee Fry, Executive Director of Open Sky Policy Institute.


* 4-5:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Jan. 29-March 4. Instructor is Lorene Ludy, Sage House, 1834 Ryons St. 


Lincoln Ostomy Association meets the First Sunday of each month, meetings are held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Bryan Medical Plaza, second floor conference room, 1600 S. 48th St., exceptions may exist due to holiday weekends or an outside event. Meetings in March, April and May will be held at Bryan Medical Plaza, West Campus, 2300 S 16th St. This group provides support by helping patients gain an active life after surgery and meets with members about supplies and problems, new members are welcome. More information:


Aging Partners Nutrition Consultation — Mature adults needing assessments, intervention, planning, counseling, coordination and follow-up with service providers, call 402-441-7575.

Angels Care Home Health — Services including Alzheimer’s and dementia program, Anodyne therapy for neuropathy and pain, blood draws in home for labs needed, disease management and education, falls prevention, physical, medication management, occupational and speech therapy, skilled nursing, wound care and more, call 402-328-0048.

Diabetes support group — 4 p.m. Feb. 6, Cooking for your heart; 4 p.m. March 5, How to snack and stay on track, Hillcrest Firethorn. More information: Call Ashley Larson at 402-481-6316 or email ashley.larson

Graceful In-Home Healthcare — Services include bathing assistance, disability care, flight companionship, light chores, maternity care, meal preparations, transportation services, senior living care, transfer assistance, and transportation services. Free consultation is available, call 402-387-7933, 1500 S. 70th St., Suite 102.

Home Care Partner’s of Nebraska — After a dismissal from the hospital or when someone needs additional care with day to day needs or help in their residence, including housekeeping and transportation services, 285 S. 68th St. Place, Suite 306. More information: or 4702-780-1211 (24 hours). 

Health insurance and financial counseling — What you need to know when you turn 65, working past age 65, parts A, B, D and Advantage Plans; Medicare supplements, yearly changes, updates, complaints, errors, appeals, open enrollment and low-income assistance programs, call 402-441-7070 or 800-247-0938.

Legal Aid of Nebraska — Legal Aid provides free legal advice and assistance to Nebraska residents age 60 years of age and up, through the Elder Access Line. Call 1-800-527-7249, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday; also 1-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 

Nebraska Family Caregiver support: Lifespan Respite Network — Care giving is rewarding, but is also is demanding and stressful at times. To supply help for the helpers, the Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network officers information, education, support and allows the family caregiver to go to the grocery store, appointments, enjoy time with friends and do anything to relieve the stress of being a caregiver. Call 866-RESPITE (737-7483) or 402-274-3993.

Parkinson’s support group meetings — 2-4 p.m. The group meets usually on the fourth Sunday of each month, except in July and December, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 South St. Enter the main building by the east entrance and follow the signs to the Sheridan Room. More information: 402- 489-7102 or 1-800-676-5448

Tabitha Meals on Wheels — Delivery and serving of a hot, noon meal 365 days per year, allowing seniors to stay at home longer and be independent, call 402-486-8589 to sign up for meal delivery.

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