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

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

February 1, 2016
by Mary York
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Jennifer Wilhoit & Discovering the Natural Landscape of Death & Dying, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

The Peace of Integrating Death Into Life It is a privilege for me to interview hospice volunteers around the country; I always feel as if I have gained new friends after our discussions and I cherish the personal connection that … 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

June 1, 2015
by Mary York
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Penny Davis & Hospice, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Opening Hearts Through Hospice The wonder of modern technology can oftentimes lead to new discoveries and sometimes even new friendships; this was the case with my introduction to Penny Davis. We met through a professional grief counselor who offered to … Continue reading

March 1, 2015
by Mary York
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Bill Carpenter & Service, A Hospice Volunteer Spotlight

Living A Life of Service Bill and I met late morning at a local coffee shop on a crisp and sunny fall day. I imagined that he had been busy running errands and in between was stopping by to chat … Continue reading

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