June 15, 2016
by Mary York
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Ann Neumann, A Daughter’s Loss Leads to Exploration of Death, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Understanding Loss and Exploring the “Good Death” When I speak with hospice volunteers, I strive to fully understand what it means to be human, exploring end of life experiences, often revealed through patients’ unveiled windows within. These discoveries are beautiful, … Continue reading

May 31, 2016
by Mary York
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Marilyn McEntyre, Reflection on Dementia & Anchoring to the Familiar

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer Reflections are shared monthly. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is Marilyn McEntyre’s Reflection. Dementia and Finding Ways of Connecting My experience with people who have been in … Continue reading

May 2, 2016
by Mary York
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Marilyn McEntyre & A Mother Sharing the Gift of Understanding, a Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

A Mother Encourages Understanding, Bringing Life and Death Full Circle When Marilyn McEntyre and I talked, I traveled into a rich personal landscape, nurtured and sustained by faith, family, literature, art and nature.  I also quickly discovered the guiding North … Continue reading

April 2, 2016
by Mary York
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Linda Clark, Reflection on a Couple Fulfilling Their Dream

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer Reflections are shared monthly. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is Linda Clark’s Reflection. A Couple Fulfills Their Dream “One patient I can remember was a skilled card … Continue reading

February 29, 2016
by Mary York
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Linda Clark & Embracing Life’s Journey, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Welcoming the Unknown, Discovering a Journey of Living More When I met Linda Clark, a genuine passion for hospice is immediate and her enthusiasm overflows from within. She describes her own journey with Hospice this way, “My hospice volunteer work … Continue reading

January 17, 2016
by Mary York
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Tony Diana, Reflection on the Moment of Letting Go

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer Reflections are shared monthly. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is Tony Diana’s Reflection. Finding Peace in the Moment of Letting Go I had a patient who was … Continue reading

January 5, 2016
by Mary York
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Tony Diana & Renewing a Reverence for Life, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Finding Reverence in the Space Between Birth and Death At the end of interviews with volunteers, I often ask for any last thoughts. Tony Diana had one pressing question for me, “Do you ever feel like the patients become part … Continue reading

September 16, 2015
by Mary York
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Laurie Hernandez, Reflection on Singing

Our Hospice Spotlight Volunteer’s Reflections are shared monthly. Reflections are stories of connection and meaning, presented in the volunteer’s own words. Here is one of Lauren Hernandez’s Reflections. Laurie Hernandez and Whole-Hearted Singing “I remember visiting one special patient who … Continue reading

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