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November 2017

Seasons of Change Fall Support Group

November 6 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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**Pre-Registration is REQUIRED** Support groups are held seasonally, four times per year, for six consecutive Monday evenings. Children (Kindergarten and above), teens, and adults are welcome to attend Amanda the Panda’s support groups. Each support group starts with supper, and everyone then divides into smaller peer groups based on age, where they do a variety of age-appropriate activities to facilitate discussion sharing. Childcare is available for children preschool-aged and below upon request. Our theme for the fall support group will…

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Amanda the Panda’s Birthday!

November 11
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Today is Amanda the Panda's birthday! Amanda the Panda was born in the heart of JoAnn Zimmerman in 1979. With no financial resources, the organization was supported by a dream – to be a caring presence in the community and to serve children. JoAnn formed Amanda Cares, Inc. and created Amanda the Panda in 1980. The primary focus for Amanda the Panda during the first seven years was to be a special friend to children living with cancer. She made…

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Seasons of Change Fall Support Group

November 13 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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**Pre-Registration is REQUIRED** Support groups are held seasonally, four times per year, for six consecutive Monday evenings. Children (Kindergarten and above), teens, and adults are welcome to attend Amanda the Panda’s support groups. Each support group starts with supper, and everyone then divides into smaller peer groups based on age, where they do a variety of age-appropriate activities to facilitate discussion sharing. Childcare is available for children preschool-aged and below upon request. Our theme for the fall support group will…

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Seasons of Change Fall Support Group

November 20 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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**Pre-Registration is REQUIRED** Support groups are held seasonally, four times per year, for six consecutive Monday evenings. Children (Kindergarten and above), teens, and adults are welcome to attend Amanda the Panda’s support groups. Each support group starts with supper, and everyone then divides into smaller peer groups based on age, where they do a variety of age-appropriate activities to facilitate discussion sharing. Childcare is available for children preschool-aged and below upon request. Our theme for the fall support group will…

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Amanda’s House CLOSED

November 23
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Amanda's House will be closed today.

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Seasons of Change Fall Support Group

November 27 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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**Pre-Registration is REQUIRED** Support groups are held seasonally, four times per year, for six consecutive Monday evenings. Children (Kindergarten and above), teens, and adults are welcome to attend Amanda the Panda’s support groups. Each support group starts with supper, and everyone then divides into smaller peer groups based on age, where they do a variety of age-appropriate activities to facilitate discussion sharing. Childcare is available for children preschool-aged and below upon request. Our theme for the fall support group will…

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Friends and Family Night – Lighting Your Way Through the Holidays

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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The holiday season is approaching quickly, which can be especially hard if you are grieving, even years after a death. Create a special candle to use in memory of your loved one. We will talk about family traditions, how to modify them to help your grief, and provide ideas about new traditions. Bring your whole family!

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December 2017

Seasons of Change Fall Support Group

December 4 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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**Pre-Registration is REQUIRED** Support groups are held seasonally, four times per year, for six consecutive Monday evenings. Children (Kindergarten and above), teens, and adults are welcome to attend Amanda the Panda’s support groups. Each support group starts with supper, and everyone then divides into smaller peer groups based on age, where they do a variety of age-appropriate activities to facilitate discussion sharing. Childcare is available for children preschool-aged and below upon request. Our theme for the fall support group will…

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Volunteer Facilitator Training

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Those interested in volunteering as a Camp Counselor or Support Group Facilitator are required to complete this training. Teske Vance, Program Coordinator, will lead volunteers through a training that meets the following goals: Volunteers will be equipped to lead support groups of all ages. Volunteers will learn the dynamic of dealing with grieving individuals, children, and families. Volunteers will know the proper steps in dealing with crises that occur during services. Volunteers will gain a general understanding of grief camp…

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Seasons of Change Fall Support Group

December 11 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Amanda the Panda Offices, 1821 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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**Pre-Registration is REQUIRED** Support groups are held seasonally, four times per year, for six consecutive Monday evenings. Children (Kindergarten and above), teens, and adults are welcome to attend Amanda the Panda’s support groups. Each support group starts with supper, and everyone then divides into smaller peer groups based on age, where they do a variety of age-appropriate activities to facilitate discussion sharing. Childcare is available for children preschool-aged and below upon request. Our theme for the fall support group will…

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