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Cathy Nickse

I joined the UMH family in July of 2015 and work as the Coordinator of Spiritual Care for our Wesley Village Campus, offering guidance and support to our residents, families, and staff. I began my Chaplain training at Griffin Hospital in Derby and completed my Chaplain training as a Resident Chaplain at Bridgeport Hospital in May of 2015. I work closely with members of the local community of faith to meet the spiritual needs of our residents; cultivating relationships, and ministering to the body, mind, and spirit.

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holiday season

Holidays—Caring For Those Who Are Hurting

By: Cathy Nickse
December 19th, 2018

For some, the thoughts of the holidays are filled with excited anticipation, happiness, and fond memories of holidays past. For others, the holidays may bring to the forefront a sense of anxiety, sadness, loss, disappointment, or even dread. Amidst the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to forget that for some the holidays are bittersweet – and sometimes downright painful. Some feel lonely or ill or face a daunting challenge. Others mourn the death of a parent, a child, or a beloved friend. Still others grieve lost relationships, lament over hopes deferred, or feel discouraged by dreams never realized.

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