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We are very excited to announce and would like to invite you to join the........ BETTER TOGETHER LADIES GROUP
 
Better Together Ladies Group is an aftercare service provided by Bixby Funeral Service. Our goal is to provide a community of support and encouragement for women who have lost their spouse or significant other.
 
While there is no way to remove the pain of losing a loved one, we are hopeful this group would help to ease the pain. We all grieve uniquely, but all people find comfort in belonging to a close-knit group that offers encouragement and support.
 
Better Together Ladies Group provides comfort and encouragement in the following ways:

  • A place to meet others who have experienced a similar loss
  • Support from feeling alone or isolated
  • An opportunity to meet new friends
  • Opportunities to participate in organized events: social meet-ups, movie nights, game days and service projects in the community

 
Sharing Loss, Sharing Life


REMEMBERING THROUGH LIVING
By remembering and honoring our past, we believe we can be a source of strength and inspiration for each other and those around us.

BETTER TOGETHER EVENTS - Click on the calendar to review new events and remember to check back here often!

Game Night: 1st Thursday of the month, 6 pm @ Carla's 8324 E 117th St S, Bixby. Please bring a snack food.


Game Night is Dec. 2nd @ 6 pm. Location is at Carla's: 8324 e 117th St S, Bixby. Wear an Ugly Sweater or Festive Wear! Bring Your Favorite Snack. 

Movie Night: 2nd Tuesday of the month @ B&B Theater, Bixby. Time and Movie will be in details when they are available.


Movie Night is held the 2nd Tuesday of the Month @ B&B Theater, Bixby. Time and Movie will be on the calendar when movies are released. 

DINNER NIGHT: We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month @ 6 pm. We go to different restaurants and exact event details will be posted prior to event date.


Dinner Night: December 16th. We wil be going to Peppers Grill located at 1950 Utica Square Tulsa 74114. Utica Square will be lit up with Christmas Lights. We will meet at 6 pm. 

Night of Lights. This is our annual Ladies Christmas Party. See details below.


Night of Lights: Meeting at Carla's at 6 pm, we will grab some pizza then go to the Bixby Historical Festival of the Trees. After the light presentation we will return to Carla's for dessert. We will be doing a MistleTOE sock exchange: To participate, buy a pair of socks, fill them with goodies then we will draw numbers to exchange. (Please limit cost to $10). 

Newsletter: December

Ladies,
In a culture that begins playing Christmas movies in October and expectations are high for nonstop cheer, the holidays can be difficult to navigate for people struggling with grief. So, how do you navigate what is supposed to be the happiest time of the year when you're feeling anything but?
The Mayo Clinic offers these five tips for dealing with grief and depression during the holidays:
•Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can't be with loved ones for other reasons, realize that it's normal to feel sadness and grief. It's OK to take time to cry or express your feelings. You can't force yourself to be happy just because it's the holiday season.
•Reach out. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social events or communities. Many may have websites, online support groups, social media sites or virtual events. They can offer support and companionship.
•If you're feeling stress during the holidays, it also may help to talk to a friend or family member about your concerns. Try reaching out with a text, a call or a video chat.
•Volunteering your time or doing something to help others is a good way to lift your spirits and broaden your friendships. For example, consider dropping off a meal and dessert at a friend's home during the holidays.
•Be realistic. The holidays don't have to be perfect or just like last year. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well. Choose a few to hold on to, and be open to creating new ones.
•Set aside differences. Try to accept family members and friends as they are, even if they don't live up to all of your expectations. Set aside grievances until a more appropriate time for discussion. And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry. Chances are they're feeling the effects of holiday stress and depression, too.
•Stick to a budget. Don't try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts.
I hope you find this information helpful!

December Activity Schedule:
December 2nd: Game Night, 6 pm at Carla’s. Wear an Ugly Sweater or Festive Wear! Bring your favorite snack.
December 14th: Movie Night at B&B Theater. Pending a good movie is showing. Time and Movie will be on the calendar and I will send out a text.
December 16th: Dinner Night @ 6 pm. This month we will be going to Peppers Grill located at 1950 Utica Square, Tulsa 74114. Utica Square will be lit up with Christmas Lights!
December 21st: Night of Lights. This is our annual Ladies Christmas Party. We will meet at 6 pm at Carla’s, grab some pizza, then head out to the Bixby Historical Festival of the Trees. This is a synchronized music and light presentation. Then we will return to Carla’s for dessert. This year will be doing a MistleTOE sock exchange. To participate, buy a pair of socks: festive, funny, furry or fuzzy and fill them with goodies or items. We will draw numbers for the exchange. Please limit the cost to $10 including the price of the socks.
I look forward to seeing each of you!
Carla

Please refer to the calendar above for our events this month!
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