At Roper & Sons Funeral Home, we care about YOU!  Each month, we offer several opportunities to help you grow, learn and plan for your future.  

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 Topic Breakfasts

Held at 7:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month 

Upcoming Breakfasts

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March 16 ~ Today's Real Estate Market and You - Russ Meyer, Nebraska Home Sales 
Eventbrite - Topic Breakfast March 2017 Join Russ Meyer with Nebraska Home Sales to learn how today's real estate market may impact your decision to sell or refinance your home. 


April 20 ~ Social Security: Its Impact and How to Plan for Your Future - Tom Buescher, Modern Woodmen 
Eventbrite - Roper & Sons Topic Breakfast - April 2017 Join Financial Advisor Tom Buescher for a frank discussion regarding social security and its impact on your financial future.  

May 18 ~ Mind and Body Movement:  Working to Improve Your Overall Health - Cathy Jewell, Sage Nutrition
Eventbrite - Topic Breakfast May 2017 
Learn how your mind and body work together through exercise programs like yoga, and pilates to develop and/or improve your awareness, daily functioning, and overall wellbeing. 

   Grief Support Group 

We offer three different types of grief support groups each month.  You are welcome to attend any of the groups that you feel best fit your needs. 
Groups meet on Sundays from 2 ~ 3:30 p.m.

Structured Group for those who lost a loved one in the past 18 months, experiencing "firsts".  Meets 2nd and 4th Sunday 
Guided Group for others grieving losses prior to 18 months. Meets 1st and 3rd Sundays 
Art with Anna open to everyone. Meets 2nd Sunday each month

Groups held at: 
Roper & Sons Reception Facility
4300 O Street

February: 
 5 - Guided Group with Melissa 
12 -  Art with Anna  ($10 to cover materials) and  Structured Group with Tiffany 
19 - Guided Group with Melissa  
26 - Structured Group with Tiffany

March:  
5 - Guided Group with Melissa 
12 -  Art with Anna  ($10 to cover materials) and Structured Group with Tiffany
Eventbrite - Art with Anna - March 201719 -  Guided Group with Melissa  
26 - Structured Group with Tiffany

April: 
 2 - Guided Group with Melissa 
9 -  Art with Anna  ($10 to cover materials) and  Structured Group with Tiffany 
16 - Easter Sunday - No Groups  
23 - Structured Group with Tiffany 
30 - Guided Group with Melissa 

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Presentations by Roper and Sons Funeral Home

In addition to hosting various events at Roper and Sons Funeral Home, our Outreach Coordinator, Jodi Freeman, is available to speak to your group or organization at no cost.  Available topics include:

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate - Every family has treasures, some with financial value, some with sentimental value, and some with both.  Learn how to distribute those treasures among family members, or dispense of them altogether during life's transitions.

Positively Positive - How many people do you know who have "Eeyore Syndrome" - only focused on doom and gloom? Are you surrounding yourself with positive energy or negative?  Learn how you can start becoming more positive, and attracting positive energy into your life in a few simple steps. 

It's All About Me - Have you ever left a funeral and thought "that could be anyone"?  Your service is the last chance your loved ones have to say goodbye, and to remember you for the life you lived.  Your celebration should be just that - a celebration of YOU.  Learn how to can plan a personalized, individual celebration of life that means something to those you love.

Have the Talk of a LifetimeSitting down with our loved ones to talk about their lives can be rich and satisfying.  Learning about memorable events and people, places and favorite activities, values and lessons learned can help bring us closer to those we care about most.  Learn how to open the doors to having the Talk of a Lifetime!

Time Management vs. Energy Management - We often talk about managing our time, about multitasking, and about being "too busy".  Have you ever considered that energy management - conserving our energy and working more efficiently can have an important impact on the time we spend on tasks?  Learn how managing your day by managing energy can help you to be more efficient.

Treasures:  "Treasures" is combination of two very popular topics, “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate” and “Have the Talk of a Lifetime”.  It is important to maintain and even repair family relationships during times of crisis, and to make a concerted effort to be remembered in the way YOU wish to be remembered.  With an emphasis on communication, learn some steps that can bring a sense of peace and calm to a naturally emotional time.

The Importance of Planning:  You plan all of your major life events, from your education to your marriage.  Shouldn't your final farewell be carefully planned as well?  From providing all of the important information needed to arrange your services and file legal documents to the way you wish to be remembered, planning ahead can save your family significant financial, time, and emotional burdens. This topic is especially pertinent for younger audiences who have never considered end of life needs.

Five Wishes - Five Wishes helps you learn how to express your wishes if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself.  It brings tremendous peace of mind knowing your wishes will be honored.  Five Wishes is a blueprint for legal, medical, spiritual, and personal decisions, allowing you to describe what good care means to you, and helps potential caregivers know exactly what you want.  Offered in partnership with an attorney and personal caregivers, this topic offers first hand insight and information about end-of-life planning.

Peace of  Mind (in partnership with our Family Service Counselors) - Learn how planning ahead for your final wishes will shield your family from unnecessary emotional and financial burden.

Please contact Jodi at 402-476-1225 or email jodi@roperandsons.com to schedule her to speak at your event.