Ongoing Programs

SERVITE  CENTER  OF  COMPASSION  ONGOING  PROGRAMS

 

BOUNDLESS COMPASSION PROGRAM 

For details click here  Boundless Compassion Program

 

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Spiritual direction is an ancient ministry of companioning others along their spiritual journey. It is a relationship that provides time and space for a person to share freely, in a safe environment of confidentiality and respect, the dynamics of his/her life and God’s presence and action in it.

Directors are certified and the sliding fee scale is $ 25-$50 for a one hour session.

To set up an appointment contact:

Kerry Larkin, OSM at 402-951-3054 or klarkin@osms.org 

Valeria Lewandoski, OSM at 402-951-3093 or lewandoski@osms.org

Ann Marie Petryka, OSM at 402-884-5101 or sam@osms.org

Margaret Stratman, OSM at 402-951-3026 or stratman@osms.org

Caroline Turnovsky, OSM at 402-505-5248 or cturnovsky@cox.net    

 

PERSONAL COUNSELING

Counseling is a professional, supportive relationship that assists a person in dealing with life’s challenges, transitions, emotional and relational difficulties. Our licensed professional counselors, in a safe and confidential setting, strive to help clients attain relief, a sense of greater empowerment, and a renewed ability to enjoy life. They are able to bill most insurance companies and at times can offer grants to help subsidize counseling costs.

To set up an appointment contact:

Valeria Lewandoski, OSM at 402-951-3093 or lewandoski@osms.org

Lisa Sheridan, OSM at 402-951-3066 or lisaosm@osms.org

 

ST. PEREGRINE MINISTRY

For details click here  St. Peregrine Ministry  

 

RECURRENT CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at no cost. If your cancer has come back or if you’re living with chronic cancer treatments, your needs and issues are different from someone who is just newly diagnosed.  This group is focused on actively finding ways to feel better, cope with cancer, learn ways to deal with the stressful roller coaster of cancer treatment, lift each other’s spirits and live the best life you can.  Facilitators are: Stephanie Koraleski, Ph.D., a psychologist and co-founder of A Time to Heal for cancer survivors, Rhonda Wise, BSN, OCN, an oncology nurse and A Time to Heal presenter,  Mary Hogan, OSM, a spiritual director and A Time to Heal presenter.  For details call 402-319-3124.

 

DEMENTIA PROGRAM

With an aging population there is an increasing need to learn more about the reality of dementia that afflicts so many. We offer several components in our Dementia Program to help caregivers and families whose loved ones have dementia. These opportunities are facilitated by Nancy Flaherty, MS, CDP (Certified Dementia Practitioner). Her contact information is www.flahertyconsulting.net, flahertyconsulting@cox.net, 402-312-9324. 

"Learning to Live with Dementia" is a free 6 hour educational series. The series explains the various types of dementia, the symptoms of each, and how to respond in a caring and compassionate way.

The "Dementia Solutions Support Group" is held the first Thursday of each month from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Participants learn how to deal with a variety of caregiver issues and obtain specific skills and knowledge while engaging in supportive discussion.  

The "Ambiguous Loss" workshop deals with the confusion, loss, and grief experienced with dementia. While the loved one is still physically present, he or she is psychologically absent. Ambiguous loss can also be experienced in other life situations.

The "Day Away: Caring for the Caregivers" aims to support caregivers in challenging and, sometimes, difficult life circumstances. It is a morning of respite and relaxation with presenter input, group sharing and a delicious luncheon.  

 

GRIEFWORK

For details click here  GriefWork

 

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Therapeutic massage is an ancient remedy and health practice. It is used to deal with medical situations, relieve stress, diminish aches and pains, facilitate the body’s own healing powers, and promote general health. A one hour session is $50. For more information or to make an appointment, contact trained massage therapist Linda Hess, OSM, LMT at 402-951-3092 or mmlinda@osms.org.

 

HEALING TOUCH

Healing touch is a type of alternative therapy using hands-on and energy based techniques. It is a complementary mode aimed at facilitating the body’s own healing processes. The sliding fee scale is $ 25-45. For more information or to make an appointment contact trained healing touch practitioner Suzanne Vandenheede, OSM at 402-951-3003 or suzosm@osms.org.

 

YOGA FOR SENIORS & OTHERS

Our yoga class is designed for seniors but is open to all. It includes gentle poses, breathing exercises and guided imagery. These techniques encourage a healthy lifestyle, improve balance and decrease falls, while also helping to reduce stress and bring the body and mind into harmony.

The class is offered every Tuesday morning from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Each session is $10 and participants pay as they attend.   Instructor Dawn S. Staszko is a whole body wellness consultant, and yoga instructor for pulmonary, cardiac, and cancer patients.

 

WISDOM CIRCLES

This is an opportunity to take time out of your hectic schedule to join a group of women doing a variety of crafts while sharing their wisdom at no cost. The gifts of the group are: learning new crafts, developing or deepening friendships, and becoming aware of your own inner wisdom through prayer and sharing. All are welcome to join. Please bring a friend.  Day circles are from  1:30 - 3:00 p.m. the 2nd  Wednesday of each month and evening circles are from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. the  4th  Wednesday of each month. Wisdom circles meet September – May. They are facilitated by Lisa Sheridan, OSM, the Director of Servite Associate Membership.

 

EVENING PRAYER

Once a month on the third Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., September – May, there is a reflective prayer service held in the Servite Chapel. The prayer is a combination of scripture, readings, prayer, music and quiet. It is followed by fellowship in the Servite Dining Room which is optional.  Lisa Sheridan, OSM, the Director of Servite Associate Membership is the facilitator.