January 24, 2017
by Mary York
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Justin Magnuson, Massage & Sharing Touch, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Caring Through Touch I felt an easy meandering amid the flow of my conversation with Justin Magnuson, exploring various aspects of hospice volunteer work. I can imagine that our ease of communication was similar to the practice of massage, where … Continue reading

December 18, 2016
by Mary York
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Celeyce Matthews & Recognizing Humanity in Life and Death, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Cherishing Life’s Constant Reminders of Love, Acceptance and Connection For Celeyce Matthews, the journey to working with hospice was over 2 decades in the making. It all began in her early twenties, when something inside her simply gravitated toward being … Continue reading

November 12, 2016
by Mary York
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Jack Pittman, Reflection on the Power of Music for a Distinguished Veteran

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer Reflections are shared frequently. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is Jack Pittman’s Reflection. Moved by Music “I have been very surprised by the impact and importance of … Continue reading

November 10, 2016
by Mary York
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Mimi Welter & Finding Connection Within the Unknown, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Sharing the Unknown (and Chocolate Cream Drops too) When Mimi Welter’s youngest child went off to college, she looked at her empty nest and wondered how she could use her extra time constructively. As a licensed social worker, she had … Continue reading

October 17, 2016
by Mary York
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Jack Pittman on Validating Service & Honoring Legacy, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Sharing the Gift of Legacy Jack Pittman knows what it means to serve. As a veteran he has served our country for over twenty years and continues to serve his community while in retirement as a hospice volunteer. Initially, hospice … Continue reading

September 20, 2016
by Mary York
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Cathe Keres & Paws of Comfort, Pats of Pleasure, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

A Visit from Clancy Provides Much Needed Hope and Comfort The journey to hospice volunteer work includes some long-standing roots with Cathe Keres. Thirteen years ago, her mother was in the care of hospice and she remembers the experience as … Continue reading

September 20, 2016
by Mary York
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Cathe Keres, Reflection on Loving Clancy the Therapy Dog

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer Reflections are shared periodically. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is Cathe Kere’s Reflection. Loving a Therapy Dog Inspires Hope in Patient I have a great story about … Continue reading

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