Stories of Caring
There's a common misconception that hospice is a one-way street:
volunteers helping clients and giving of themselves, while clients
passively accept that help. But the truth is more complex than that.
Hospice clients are guides, preceding us on a journey we all must
take. As they share with us their experiences, their emotional ups and
downs, and their life wisdom, they give us something so precious that it
can't easily be put into words. They are our beacons. our teachers, our
These are their stories:
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
said that a picture is worth a thousand words. This idea could not be
truer for those taking part in the New Beginnings program. Read More...
Brown was a storyteller. From her bed at Central Park Lodge she used
speech and expression to draw wonderfully vivid and opinionated
portraits of people she'd known. Read more...
The Power of Laughter
Chat with Terry Cooke and
you might hear two words nobody likes to use in the same sentence -
death and children. Terry is a specially trained volunteer who is
assigned to caring for children of dying moms or dads, or for children
who themselves are terminally ill. Read More...
We laughed more than I ever thought
possible. Jim's wife Nora supported him with her undivided attention and
I became very close to both of them. To be honest, I was in awe of
them. Read more...
We laughed and sometimes cried, for
there were many stories to tell and much grieving to be done. In the
summer, we took time to sit outside in the sun and pray together. Read more...
What Marion wanted was
straightforward: she wanted to die at home, with peace of mind and in
the company of her beloved grey tomcat. Read more...
Memories in Bloom on Dad Hill
This spring when
the Lockhart family travels to Lake of Bays to open their cottage, they
will be reunited with David, a much loved husband, father, brother and
son. Read more...
Tuesdays Bring New Beginnings
For Terri Ross,
Tuesdays couldn't come soon enough. But, unlike many people, she wasn't
attending yoga class or indulging at the spa. She was spending time with
seven other people to share grief. Read more...