Monthly Archives: October 2019

My Experience as a Hospice Volunteer | Expectations Blown Away

   When becoming a hospice volunteer, my expectations were that I would be reading, holding hands and sitting quietly with patients.   I had no idea that I would build new friendships that would lead to events like taking patients on plane and motorcycle rides. While talking with Mark, we had a number of similar life experiences such […]

Volunteer Laughter Clinic

In Hospice, we deal with life and death… Whether we are clinicians or volunteers, it is vitally important to remember that when we put a smile on the face of our patients or their families, we bring something more than a service or our presence, and we bring HOPE! Not for a cure to the […]

Breast Cancer Awareness | Be Involved

Did you know? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer, raising funding for research into the cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of breast cancer, and providing information and support for those with breast cancer or for those who may be at risk for breast cancer. […]

Fall Motorcycle Ride

  Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who took one of our patients on a beautiful, fall motorcycle ride! As one of the volunteers put it, “I feel blessed to be able to serve & make someone’s day a bit brighter!” Well, they definitely made this patient’s day brighter. Thank you to our volunteers and […]

It’s Okay to Feel Shocked

The death of a loved one is a hard reality to grasp. Often, it can feel like a bad dream that you just can’t wake up from. Although you may know that your loved one is very sick or in the process of dying, the unavoidability of dying always feels sudden, unforeseen and unbelievable. It’s […]