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Friday January 8th, 2016

Important Decisions: Financial and Health Care Planning

Death and dying are not topics we talk about easily in our culture. As a general rule, in fact, we avoid them, almost as if to talk about them would bring on a premature demise. As a result, many families are unaware of their loved one's wishes at the end of life and are faced with making difficult decisions. This can lead to family discord and can make a trying situation even harder than it already is.
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Wednesday December 30th, 2015

Christmas Carols and Music Therapy

Music is a magical thing. Hearing a song that you love can immediately put you in a good mood, and even bring back memories. If you’re lucky enough to be able to play an instrument, it can be a big stress relief to sit and play, sometimes for hours on end. And while we’re not all Frank Sinatra or Doris Day, belting out your favorite songs really can help lift your mood. It’s no wonder then that music therapy has benefits for patients of all types, from children with autism to the elderly who might be suffering from symptoms of a Parkinson’s or dementia.
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Wednesday December 16th, 2015

A New Holiday Tradition

If you have a loved one in hospice care, whether they are in our Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home or in their own home, the holidays can be a challenging time. Caring for a loved one can be stressful, leaving you feeling exhausted and worried, quite the opposite of the joy and happiness we expect during the holiday season. The traditions your family has might naturally be disrupted due to the needs of caring for a seriously ill person.
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Thursday December 3rd, 2015

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s Grief Services

Many people are under the impression that the services found through Hospice & Palliative CareCenter are limited to those who are seriously ill or facing the end of their lives. While that is the majority of what we do, there is so much more to our mission. Our grief counseling services support and services extend to the families of our patients as well as the entire community – regardless of their hospice connection and are available even after the patient has passed away.
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Tuesday November 17th, 2015

Got Plans? It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3!

From a very young age we make plans for our lives. Young girls dream of wedding dresses, high school students take college tours and SAT classes, and even as young adults we’re busy planning for our careers or saving money for retirement. Having a plan for life is important. It helps you have a direction and eases anxiety. But there is one thing many people don’t plan for, and that’s what would happen if we were ever in a situation where we weren’t able to speak for ourselves or make healthcare decisions on our own.
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Tuesday November 10th, 2015

Honoring our Armed Forces on Veteran’s Day

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter is leading the way in Veterans Outreach November 11 is Veteran’s Day, a very important holiday for our country, and one that we hold dear at Hospice & Palliative CareCenter. Veteran’s Day is an opportunity for us to honor all of the men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Every person who has served in the military has made sacrifices to serve our country. Veteran’s Day gives us a chance to thank them for their service and show our pride in the people who help keep our country safe.
Friday October 30th, 2015

Fall/Winter Circular 2015

The Fall/Winter Circular 2015 includes: (Click here to read the Fall/Winter Circular 2015) Did You Know There Are Multiple Hospices?, Looking For A Heartfelt Holiday Gift - Annual Light Up A Life Ornament Celebration, A Message From Linda Darden, CEO/President, Challenging Choices, Veterans Coffee Events, A Night of Reflection: Luminaria Labyrinth Walk, Hoedown Highlights, Thank You Wells Fargo, Save The Dates - 2016 Events, Remembering Helps Healing, November Is National Hospice Month - Got Plans?, Your Gift Makes