July 2016 Happenings

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Posted on Friday, July 1st filed under Uncategorized.

The Clubhouse will be closed on Monday, July 4th – Happy 4th of July! Educational Programs Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Side Effects & Treatment with Judy Howell Tuesday, July 21, 5:30 PM, Dinner Included  Judy Howell is an Oncology Nurse Navigator at UnityPoint Health – Trinity. She will discuss strategies to manage treatment side effects […]

Kelsey Allen Shares Internship Experience

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Posted on Thursday, December 17th filed under Intern Insight.

Being a social worker to me is being present in the moment and being there for others, whether it’s providing advice to someone in need or providing a listening ear. Here at Gilda’s Club, the philosophy is just that. The Members here are the true teachers in my eyes. Landing an internship at Gilda’s Club […]

Grief & The Holidays

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Posted on Tuesday, December 8th filed under Intern Insight.

The Holidays can be an especially difficult time for those who have lost a loved one. How we handle our grieving is unique to us because everyone is different. Holidays following the loss of a loved one can be one of the hardest terrains we travel through in our journey of life. As a student, […]

Blessing Tree 2014

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Posted on Thursday, October 30th filed under Behind the Red Door, Gilda's Club in the Community.

THE BLESSING TREE The Blessing Tree is a gift of love… Every branch holds a wish from the heart, Each day is a gift to be treasured by all… As each gift on this tree…plays a part.  It isn’t the cost…that gives value to love or the size of the gift on this tree… It’s […]

Reinvest in life.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 20th filed under JustIn Time: The Power Behind the Red Door.

JUSTin Time: The Power Behind a Red Door “Reinvest in life” Continuing on through “Grief’s 5 stages and recovery tasks,” this post deals finding a new normal. 1. Accept the loss and face it honestly. This also means taking an inventory of other significant losses in the life of the one grieving and considering the […]

Separate Your Indentity

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Posted on Sunday, April 27th filed under JustIn Time: The Power Behind the Red Door.

JUSTin Time: The Power Behind a Red Door “Separate Your Identity” Continuing on through “Grief’s 5 stages and recovery tasks,” this post deals finding a new normal. 1. Accept the loss and face it honestly. This also means taking an inventory of other significant losses in the life of the one grieving and considering the […]

Here we G.R.O.W.

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Posted on Monday, April 14th filed under Giving Resources Organically Within.

Exciting times are here as we plunge into our G.R.O.W. project using resources from the 50 States for Good program sponsored by Tom’s of Maine. Many of you graciously voted via Facebook to make this possible and for that we thank you.  G.R.O.W. stands for Giving Resources Organically Within. The premise is to have an […]

Store Good Memories

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Posted on Monday, April 14th filed under JustIn Time: The Power Behind the Red Door.

JUSTin Time: The Power Behind a Red Door “Store Good Memories” Continuing on through “Grief’s 5 stages and recovery tasks,” this post deals with memories. 1. Accept the loss and face it honestly. This also means taking an inventory of other significant losses in the life of the one grieving and considering the secondary losses […]

Release Emotions

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Posted on Tuesday, March 11th filed under JustIn Time: The Power Behind the Red Door.

JUSTin Time: The Power Behind a Red Door “Release Emotions” Continuing on through “Grief’s 5 stages and recovery tasks,” this post deals with emotions. 1. Accept the loss and face it honestly. This also means taking an inventory of other significant losses in the life of the one grieving and considering the secondary losses related […]

Accept the Loss and Face it Honestly

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Posted on Tuesday, February 18th filed under JustIn Time: The Power Behind the Red Door.

JUSTin Time: The Power Behind a Red Door “Accept the Loss and Face it Honestly” In January, the Quad-City Times featured an article in their Health section on grief. A sidebar to that article was on “Grief’s 5 stages and recovery tasks,” as outlined by Dr. Erling Larson, chaplain and grief counselor with Genesis Health […]